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Utah Football Signs JUCO WR Josh Nurse


It seems Utah football always pulls in a late addition junior college player right before fall camp (guys like Tim Patrick and Armand Shyne both fall into this category), and they have done it again with the signing of Blinn College wide receiver Josh Nurse. Nurse is 6’4” 197 and will have three years of eligibility at Utah. Nurse flew under the radar last year redshirting at Blinn College, where 2017 signee safety Corrion Ballard also attended prior to coming to Utah. He did also hold offers from Boise State and Iowa State and was supposedly getting interest from UCLA. He was someone people covering Utah recruiting were familiar with but keeping quiet.

Nurse has good speed and can go up and get the football. One thing I love to see in a wide receiver’s film is a commitment to blocking, and Nurse certainly shows off this skill. Utah demands strong run blocking from their wide receivers. He may have flown under the radar, but I get the feeling he is going to work hard at Utah and have an immediate impact. Having more talented wide receivers is good with Utah’s switch to a more pass first offense under new offensive coordinator Troy Taylor. He will be in Salt Lake in time for fall camp, and he might not be the only new addition to wide receiver as Utah is pursuing former Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington.