It’s been a rough go for the Utes and QBs for the six months, by losing the one they signed last year, and by losing out on Jayden Daniels (who was a silent commit for months) to ASU. We have no entered a new era of recruiting, especially at the QB position with the new transfer rules and the transfer portal.
It was announced about a month ago, but today it was made official that former four-star QB Cameron Rising, who was a Texas a year ago, has signed with the Utes. Rising redshirted at UT last season, and will be eligible in 2020 with three years to play.
Per his profile on UtahUtes.com, here’s a bit more about this incoming QB and his high school career:
2017 All-Camino League Offensive Back of the Year … first-team all-county and all-league … MaxPreps Sophomore All-American and Cal-Hi Sports Sophomore of the Year in 2015 … set a county record for attempts without an interception (324) … 123-of-237 passing for 1,689 yards (15 TD, 6 INT) and 62 carries for 496 yards and nine touchdowns rushing as a senior … played in only five games as a junior due to a season-ending injury, going 88-of-143 passing for 1,349 yards (14 TD, 4 INT) with 47 carries for 390 yards and four touchdowns … threw for 3,213 yards and 40 touchdowns (191-of-319) with just one interception as a sophomore and rushed for 756 yards (79 carries) and 11 touchdowns
Rising was committed to Oklahoma initially out of high school, before switching to Texas and had offers all over the country, including the likes of Alabama, WVU, Miami and most of the Pac-12. He is a pro style QB, but it kind of looks like he was in an Air Raid style system in high school, but he will also run, which is what Utah is looking for out of a QB.
I’m excited to see what Rising brings to the table and to see him be in the mix for QB in 2020.