Alta High lineman Austin Albrecht is the latest Utah high school football player to commit to play for Utah State.
Albrecht, a 6-foot-6, 260-pound senior-to-be told the Deseret News Monday afternoon he would sign a National Letter of Intent to play for the Aggies.
“I went up there a month ago to meet with the coaching staff and I really liked the facilities and the coaches,” Albrecht said. “I felt like it was the best place for me.”
USU coach Gary Andersen, Albrecht said, extended an offer during that visit, but the Hawks lineman waited a few weeks to make his decision. He said he had also had recruiting contact with BYU and Utah but that USU was the only school to offer him a scholarship at this point.
“I wanted to talk it over with my parents and make sure,” he said. “They’re really excited … My dad’s brother went to Utah State and I have a bunch of cousins up there and they all really like it.”
Albrecht said he hopes to study sports medicine at USU.
The plan out of high school, Albrecht said, is to grayshirt a semester, then leave for an LDS mission. After that, a redshirt season is likely before he finally suits up for games.
“They want me to concentrate on working hard and lifting,” he said. “I want to be ready to contribute as soon as I get there.”
Albrecht is the third high schooler from Utah to commit to USU in recent weeks, joining Bingham High’s Bridger Peck and Jordan Hicks.