Utah State football received four commitments from a group of recruits that visited this weekend.
The Aggies again looked for size and depth in the trenches. This size and depth comes in the form of offensive tackle Ian Maguire, a six-foot-six 274-pound offensive tackle, who just finished his season with City College of San Francisco. Maguire is a mid-year transfer and will enroll at Utah State early this week, making it just in time for the spring semester.
Head coach Gary Andersen also got a commitment for his defensive line in Travis Seefeldt, a six-foot-two 280-pound defensive tackle, from Liberty High School in Sun City, Arizona. Seefeldt also appears to be gifted at website design, having created a website dedicated to his recruitment at http://travisseefeldt.com/. The site is complete with highlight videos, stats, and measurements.
Each of the remaining two commitments the Aggies received are an upgrade in the speed department. LaBradford Harold played at wide receiver for Crowley High School in Dallas, Texas, but according to sources will move to safety for Utah State. Harold also competed in track and field for Crowley and TXrunning.com reports Harold’s best time in the 100 meter dash is 10.73 seconds.
Pasadena Junior College wide receiver Reuben Thomas was the other speedster to commit. The six-foot 175-pound Thomas will likely also be used to return punts. In an interview with the Deseret News, Thomas said that he would rather be the starting punt returner than the starting wide receiver, and he takes pride in special teams play. Thomas mentioned he was being recruited by a few other WAC teams but said “they had no chance compared to Utah State.”
Thomas was especially impressed with the school during his trip, and the no nonsense attitude of the coaches. Thomas will enroll in school next semester. A youtube video of Thomas highlights is available here.
Kraig Williams is a 2010 Utah State University graduate and regular Deseret News sports blogger. He can be reached at DesNewsKraig@gmail.com or followed on Twitter at DesNewsKraig.