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K Chayden Johnston to join Utes after LDS mission

Utah football signs three-star kicker Chayden Johnston

Chayden Johnston out of Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah, will attend an LDS mission and join the Utes in the 2017 class. Johnston has one of the strongest legs of any high school kicker. After he will serves his two year LDS mission, he will join the Utah football team just in time to replace current Utah kicker Andy Phillips. It is rare for kickers to get offered a scholarship coming out of high school, so the fact that Utah offered Johnston shows how good they expect him to be.

Johnston has shown he is clutch already in high school. He nailed a 47-yard field goal against Bishop Gorman High School (one of the best high school teams in the country this season) to send the game to overtime.

Johnston made 16 of 22 field goal attempts with a long of 52 yards. he was 65 of 66 on extra points. In his career, he was 23 of 34 on field goals and 141 of 147 on extra points.

Utah fans know the importance of having a reliable kicker. Johnston will need to get a cool nickname to go along with talented Utah kickers "Automatic" Andy Phillips and "King" Louie Sakoda. Johnston will come in and likely play immediately after he returns from his mission in the 2017 season.