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2016 wing Josh Conley commits to Utah

Larry Krystkowiak and Utah picked up their fourth pledge of the 2016 recruiting class on Monday.

2016 wing Josh Conley verbally committed to Utah on Tuesday, Conley told Scout.

"From a family decision and my decision, I just thought it was the best place for me to be successful," Conley said.

Conley took an official visit to Utah this past weekend.

"It was great," he said. "The facilities were nice. They have a cool program set up. Then the coching staff and the people around the team really look out for the players and have their best in mind."

A native of California, Conley is currently doing a prep season at LaGrange (Ga.) Sound Doctrine Academy. 

Scout analyst Josh Gershon said Conley, a 6-foot-7 wing, is loaded with upside because of his physical gifts. 

"Josh Conley is a long, athletic forward who has always had a lot of upside," Gershon said. "Watching him on Inglewood his last two years of high school, it was clear he had the size, length, athleticism and feel to be a successful player at next level."

"He rebounds well and is a very good passer for the position," he added. "His jumper and handle will determine his ultimate success, but his defensive versatility and upside make him a player you always knew that college coaches would end up taking a strong look at."

Conely is Utah's fourth pledge of the 2016 class. He joins four-star prospects Jayce Johnson and Devon Daniels, plus Junior College standout JoJo Zamora to make up their current class.


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