Utah football gets commitment from another Power Five transfer RB; Utah State LB entering portal

LSU’s Chris Curry warms up before playing Arkansas during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. Curry announced his commitment to the University of Utah on Wednesday. | Michael Woods, Associated Press

The Utah football program is continuing to rebuild its running back room, as it received a commitment on Wednesday from LSU transfer Chris Curry.

Curry announced his decision via Twitter.

ⁱᵐᵃ ˡᵉᵛᵉˡ ᵘᵖ ᶠᵒʳ ᵉᵛᵉʳʸ ᵗⁱᵐᵉ ⁱ ʷᵃˢ ˡᵉᶠᵗ ᵒᵘᵗ #GoUtes pic.twitter.com/Vt12mfWlEe

— Chris Curry (@thereal_chris24) January 13, 2021

Listed at 5-foot-11 and 216 pounds, Curry was a sophomore for the Tigers in 2020. A native of Lehigh Acres, Florida, Curry played sparingly in three seasons in Baton Rouge (he redshirted in 2018 after appearing in four games). In all, Curry tallied 91 carries for 336 yards with no touchdowns.

A four-star recruit out of high school according to 247 Sports, Curry was ranked by that site as the No. 15 running back prospect in the entire country for the Class of 2018.

He becomes the second running back from a Power Five school to commit to the Utes this week, as Oklahoma’s T.J. Pledger also did so.

Elsewhere on the transfer front in the Beehive State, Utah State linebacker Elijah Shelton announced Wednesday morning via Twitter that he is entering the portal.

All love ✌ pic.twitter.com/88zMLCmzEk

— Elijah Shelton (@C_Shel232) January 13, 2021

A graduate of Highland High School, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound Shelton played in five games for the Aggies as a redshirt sophomore in 2020, tallying 15 total tackles (nine solo, six assisted), including 3.5 for loss and two sacks.

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The sacks number was tied for second on the team.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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