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Utah football signs Tareke Lewis to the 2018 class

The Utes have resigned Tareke Lewis, an original signee from last season’s class, but didn’t qualify in time for the season, so he used his redshirt to get eligible. It’s great to see the program and the player stay with each other and get him on campus. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened for Utah. Guys like Kaelin Clay, Devontae Booker and Tevin Carter.

Now that it appears Lewis will make it to campus, here’s what we said a year ago.

The reload of the secondary continues with the signing of three-star composite rated (24/7 Sports) recruit Tareke Lewis out of Riverside Community College. With the losses to the secondary this season, the Utes are pulling in a ton of DBs, and that includes some JC help, where Utah has been so good for so long.

Lewis had offers from Big-12 schools TCU and West Virginia, as well as Oregon State, among others. In his film, Lewis does a great job getting on top of wide receivers and doesn’t give them much space, which is what Utah likes out of their man-to-man coverage. He also has a tremendous ability to make a play on the ball, whether it is coming down with a pick or deflecting the ball, he makes plays.

I’m a big fan of this signing, as he appears to be a JC guy that can jump in and get reps immediately, and in the Pac-12, that’s a big deal.