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Total Blue Sports checks in with one of Utah's top athletic prospects, just home from a trip to the University of Utah, to see if he has committed to the Utes while on his official visit. BYU fans will be interested to hear Luke Ashworth's comments.

Total Blue Sports checks in with one of Utah's top athletic prospects, just home from a trip to the University of Utah, to see if he has committed to the Utes while on his official visit. BYU fans will be interested to hear Luke Ashworth's comments. BYU has two solid commitments from two members of the "Thunderbird Four" in quarterback Steven Covey and offensive linemen Matt Reynolds, and is trying to secure another in 6'2", 195 pound do-it-all athlete Luke Ashworth who had recently returned home from an official recruiting trip to the UofU

"The trip went really well," Ashworth said. "I had a good chance to get to know some of the players. The coaches are really cool. Like coach Roderick, their receiving coach. He's a solid guy and he's been coaching for eight years, I believe, at SUU. He just firmly believes in technique and hard work and that I would have a good chance of playing if I just stick to technique and work my butt off. I didn't commit though."

So what are Ashworth's thoughts on his fellow teammate Matt Reynolds' commit to BYU?

"I think that's cool for him to go to BYU. I think he'll be a great player there. He'll be playing with two of his brothers and I think that's really neat,"

Ashworth had already tripped to Brigham Young University and did so right smack dab in the middle of a hectic period when BYU's administration was in the process of sorting itself out. Ashworth felt his BYU trip probably didn't go as well as it could have, however, Cougar fans may take heart in the fact that the Thunderbird receiver did not commit to the UofU after a positive trip.

"I might be committing [to BYU or Utah] in the next couple weeks," said Ashworth. "I just have to think about it a little more and stuff."

One advantage that stood out for him during his Utah trip was the realization that he could possibly play both football and baseball for the Utes. Stanford had offered Ashworth a baseball scholarship and the thought of him being able to continue playing on the diamond field is an attractive one for him, and to have the chance to do both in state close to home is a plus for the Utah star.

Said Ashworth: "Another thing about Utah is they had me meet with the baseball coach too, and the baseball coach wants me to play for them, and coach Whittingham said that would be alright. I would only take one scholarship but I could walk on the team. That's a plus for me because I would like to be given the opportunity to play both."

Although Ashworth has let BYU football coaches know that playing baseball is an interest to him, BYU has not confirmed to him the possibility of being able to do so.

"I've mentioned it to them but they haven't confirmed whether or not they would like that or not," Ashworth said.

Recently Ashworth met with new offensive coordinator Robert Anae who made an in house visit with him to explain to him the new offense and his roll within it.

"I haven't talked to any of the coaches except Reynolds since Mendenhall's been the new coach, but I had a home visit from coach Anae," said Ashworth. "He's really good and was showing me the new offense and stuff. He talked to me about how I can make an early impact with me being a bigger receiver and more physical that I'll have a good chance of playing early."

Ashworth caught a glimpse of the old BYU offense the will be reinstalled at BYU by coach Anae and Reynolds during the Texas Tech vs. Cal game.

"I watched a little of it," Ashworth said. "That was really amazing. I think it's a possibility that I could play in that offense, but I also think it's a possibility to play for Utah's offense as well."


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