The final signing for the Utah Utes in the Early Signing Period was Eleanor Roosevelt HS, Corona, Calif. three-star athlete Kenzel Lawler. Lawler will likely end up on the defensive side of the ball for the Utes at cornerback. Utah beat out a few other Pac-12 teams for Lawler. Prior to his senior season, Lawler played quarterback before making the move to defensive back as a senior. I really like defensive backs who have experience at the quarterback position because I think it helps them better understand what offensives are trying to do and how to stop them.
Lawler is listed at 6-3, 190 on 247Sports. I saw Lawler on the sidelines during his official visit when Utah defeated the Colorado Buffaloes, and I think Lawler is every bit the 6-3 he is listed at. That elite size and length he has as defensive back can help cover some of the taller receives in the Pac-12. Lawler is a good athlete and has a lot of potential given his size. He will develop well under Sharrieff Shah.
Lawler is listed the No. 89 player in California, the No. 71 athlete, and the No. 1,062 overall by the 247Sports Composite Ranking.
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