Ursua Up To Three Offers

Local athlete John Ursua has three different offers at three different positions...

John Ursua is one of the more versatile players in the state of Utah for the 2012 class and it has found him being recruited at three different positions at the moment. Ursua moved to Utah two years ago from Hawaii and has found himself at Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs (UT) where he's lining up under center.

Ursua picked up a BYU offer a couple of months ago and has added two more since.

"As of right now Utah and University of Hawaii have offered me to go along with BYU."

Along with the three schools that have offered, Ursua is also hearing from another Pac 12 power and will be attending their camp over the summer.

"I'm going to attend a camp at Oregon. I'll also be at Utah, BYU, and Hawaii if I can get there. Those are my top four schools that I have narrowed it down to in Oregon, BYU, Utah, and Hawaii."

Each of the three schools that have offered are doing so at different positions and on both sides of the ball.

"Utah is looking at me as a slot receiver. BYU has me as an athlete. Last summer they had me playing defensive back. Hawaii is talking to me about playing quarterback. The position that has been my dream and goal to be at is slot receiver."

Valuing his LDS faith highly, Ursua is putting the ability to go on a mission as his number one priority when picking a school.

"A big thing is the willingness to let me go on a mission. The environment I'm in is important. My family needs to be comfortable with where I go. The coaching staff is important."

Hoping that he can grab a few more offers to broaden his options, Ursua doesn't plan on making a decision until later int the process.

"I think I'm going to wait until signing day just in case something happens. I want to see how the teams this year with BYU going independent and Utah going to the Pac 12. I need to see how they play this year. Both schools have new coaches on the offensive staff and I need to see how they do."

Having already been on campus at Utah for their Junior Day and met with the coaches, Ursua was impressed with the staff and also their ability to get players into the NFL.

"They have a tremendous coaching staff and have been really good the past few years. They put up good numbers to the NFL. A lot of the slot receivers get a lot of touches. At the junior day they stressed grades a lot and that is something I liked."

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