Three days before college football's first early signing period begins, the Utah football program received commitments from two players.
Early Sunday afternoon, defensive end Jeremiah Jordan of Mt. San Jacinto College announced his pledge to the Utes via Twitter, and offensive lineman Braeden Daniels of Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas, followed suit a few hours later.
Daniels' decision came after he had previously been committed to Illinois.
After talking with my family in regards to what’s best for my future, I’ve decided to decommit from the University of Illinois and commit to the University of Utah. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of this journey.. #GoUtes pic.twitter.com/LMiWKXmTRu— Braeden Daniels (@B_Daniels71) December 17, 2017
Jordan is listed at 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds on the Eagles' team website. He originally hails from Stone Mountain, Ga., and was also strongly considering Washington State and Louisville, according to 247 Sports.
As a sophomore for MSJC in 2017, Jordan finished with 45 total tackles (12 for loss) and 4.5 sacks.
Jordan, who will be 21 in January, graduated from high school in 2015 before playing one season at Limestone College in South Carolina.
Daniels is listed by 247 Sports at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds. He had committed to the Fighting Illini in August. He was a unanimous selection for the 6A (highest classification in Texas) All-District team in 2017.
Jordan and Daniels become the eighth and ninth players to commit to Utah as part of its 2018 recruiting class.
The early signing period begins on Wednesday and ends Friday. The traditional National Signing Day is Feb. 7.