Pouvave Picks Pac 12

JC offensive lineman Marc Pouvave is the Utes' 14th commitment for 2012...

Utah picked up the 14th commit in their 2012 recruiting class and 5th offensive linemen in Marc Pouvave.

"I committed to Utah last Saturday before my game. They offered me like three weeks ago."

Pouvave is intent on playing in a big conference and feels that the Pac 12 is the cream of the crop.

"I had a lot of influence from my family. They wanted me to get away. The Pac 12 is the biggest conference for me, and I had no other options, so that's where I wanted to be."

Pouvave picked the Utes over offers from UTSA and San Diego State, but his relationship with the Utah coaches went a long ways in making him a Utah man.

"I really like a lot of the coaches. they're friendly, but they also push you to give it your all. They want me to come in and replace #77 (John Cullen) at left tackle."

With the Utes dire need for offensive linemen, Pouvave is working hard to get to Salt Lake in time for spring ball.

"I'm trying to work on getting out there in December. If not, they know I'll be done for sure in May."

The 6-5, 315 pound lineman will be heading out to the Utah next month for his official visit and his second time visiting the area.

"December 17th is when I should be out there for my official visit. I've been to Salt Lake one time before in my life for a golf tournament."

For now, Pouvave is glad to have the process over with and be able to concentrate on his final JC game this weekend.

"We have one more game. We're 4-5 right now, but we want to end on a high note."

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