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2007 In-state scouting report

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A look at the top 10 players from the state of Utah who signed national letters of intent with Division I schools on Wednesday, in alphabetical order:


DE, Murray High

Signed with Utah

Coach's comment: "He's the real deal. He's a good looking athlete, big, strong, fast. I think he'll be very successful at the next level. He has all the tools to be a big-time player at the next level if he works hard. I was definitely impressed with his performance at Murray." — Olympus coach Mark Smith


TE, Highland High

Signed with BYU

Coach's comment: "He's a very athletic, big kid, has a big frame and can run pretty well. He should be able to do things physically in terms of filling out. I thought he was most dangerous as a defensive end." — Former Cottonwood coach Tom Jones


WR, Jordan High

Signed with BYU

Coach's comment: "We know he has great speed and we had to try and keep him in front of us. You know Scotty can run by you at any time." — Bingham coach Dave Peck


DT, Cottonwood High

Signed with Oregon

Coach's comment: "Physically, he has all the tools to not only play at the next level, but to go on and follow what Haloti (Ngata) has done." — Highland coach Brody Benson


DB, Lone Peak High

Signed with Utah

Coach's comment: "We knew he was one of Lone Peak's best players and we tried not to let him have an influence on the game. He's a smart defensive player and he gets a good break on the ball. Even if he gives the receiver a little room, he has enough quickness to make up for it in a hurry. When you throw his way, you better get the ball there on time." — Mountain View coach Doug Meek


DL, Bingham High

Signed with BYU

Coach's comment: "I thought he was possibly the best defensive lineman we faced in the state. He has size and speed. He's physical. He has the whole package to play that defensive end position." — Alta coach Les Hamilton


DB, Bingham High

Signed with BYU

Coach's comment: "He's a great athlete. He's going to make an impact right away in the secondary. That' a great pickup for them. He's athletic, big and strong." — Alta coach Les Hamilton


OL, Timpview High

Signed with BYU

Coach's comment: "He was given a big enough body that he should do pretty well in college. He got a lot of playing experience in high school and has a lot of potential to get even better. I think he probably gave us more fits on defense than on offense." — Orem coach Robert Steele


QB, Spanish Fork High

Signed with Utah

Coach's comment: "He's been a three-year threat against us and he's proven, even on the basketball floor, that he can control a game. He's definitely a D-1 recruit with a lot of good quarterback skills. What I like about him most is he's as much of a threat to run the ball as he is to throw it. If he can stay healthy, he should be that same way in college." — Pleasant Grove coach Dale Sampson


WR, Spanish Fork High

Signed with BYU

Coach's comment: "He's a great athlete. He's tall and he adjusts well to the ball. He was the one we knew we had to shut down and take out of the game. If you didn't take him out of their offense, you were going to be in trouble." — Timpanogos coach Brad Molen