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Utah football gets commitment from another Power Five transfer RB, former Provo star WR leaving Washington, 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.
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A slew of college football transfer news pertaining to the state of Utah occurred on Wednesday. Here’s a rundown.

LSU RB Chris Curry heading to Utah

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

Curry announced his decision via Twitter.

Listed at 5-foot-11 and 216 pounds, Curry was a sophomore for the Tigers in 2020. A native of Lehigh Acres, Florida, he 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 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.

Former Provo High star Ty Jones leaving Washington

Multiple outlets reported it and then former Provo High star wide receiver Ty Jones announced himself via Twitter that he will be leaving Washington.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Jones has played in 32 games for the Huskies over four years and has caught 44 passes for 702 yards and six touchdowns. By far his best season came in 2018 when he had 31 receptions for 491 yards with all six of his career touchdowns.

He has been hampered by some injuries since. Before signing with Washington, Jones had been shown heavy interest by schools in the Beehive State, and had originally committed to Utah before changing his mind and inking with the Huskies.

Utah State LB Elijah Shelton transferring

Utah State linebacker Elijah Shelton announced Wednesday morning via Twitter that he is entering the portal.

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

The sacks number was tied for second on the team.