Utah football announced the signing today of San Marcos HS (San Marcos, Calif.) athlete Terrell Burgess. Burgess could play wide receiver or cornerback, and the 6-0, 180 athlete will likely start out on defense for the Utes. Utah has been recruiting speed at the skill positions lately, and Burgess certainly fits the bill. He reminds me a little of current Ute Cory Butler-Byrd. The three-star athlete had offers from multiple Pac-12 schools, including Arizona, Cal, Oregon State, and Washington State. Most thought he was headed to either Arizona or Cal. His primary recruiter was Utah cornerbacks coach Sharrieff Shah.
On offense, Burgess has nice moves in the open field and the speed to pull away from defenders. He shows in his film the ability to be a deep threat. He runs clean routes and catches the ball well with his hands. On defense, he has good closing speed. Burgess can lay a hit on an opposing player as well, which is an important skill players need to have to play defensive back at Utah. Personally, I would like to see Utah give him a few reps on offense like they did with Butler-Byrd this past season.