The Utah Utes landed a major pick-up from one of the nation’s top running backs in four-star Lawndale, Calif. native Jordan Wilmore late Wednesday afternoon. After decommitting from USC last month, Wilmore became one of the top available running backs in the nation. Arizona State made a strong push for Wilmore in the days leading up to his signing, leading many to believe he may end up with the Sun Devils.
Wilmore was a hot commodity out west, receiving offers from ASU, UCLA, Colorado, Oregon, Washington State, Boise, San Diego State and others. At 5’8”, 200 lbs, Wilmore is a powerful and consistent runner, averaging 10.6 yards per carry throughout his high school career, including a long of 99 yards in his senior year. The incoming running back also demonstrated good hands while attending Lawndale High, reeling in 38 catches for an additional five touchdowns while averaging 19.6 yards per reception.
With the addition of Wilmore, Utah’s 2019 class is shaping up nicely with three four-star prospects now signed a verbal commitment from Darren Jones, a wide receiver from Cajon, Calif.