Local Tight End Has a Plan

South Jordan (UT) Bingham's Dalton Shultz is one of the top in-state prospects for 2014

We're still 21 months from signing day 2014, but that hasn't stopped the Utes from pursuing some of the top local talent from that class, and the top player in the state might end up being Bingham's tight end, Dalton Schultz.

"My recruitment is going well. It's really getting kind of crazy. I have offers from Utah, BYU, Cal, and Colorado. I've also been hearing from ASU, a lot from Stanford, and I know Oklahoma is interested."

The Utes were the first offer for Schultz, and that, combined with his rooting allegiance growing up, has put them in a good spot for his services.

"I love Utah. I've always been a Utah fan. I grew up a Utah fan and my family follows all of their sports. I went to their junior day a few weeks ago and we spent some time up there with the coaches and talked to Coach Whittingham, Coach Hill, and their new tight end coach. I talk to Coach Hill almost on a weekly basis and he's a really cool guy. I think it would be cool to stay home and play for either of the in-state schools. Utah was my first offer and it does show that they took a chance on me first when I was only 15, and I like that."

The 6-6, 220 pounder is putting a heavy emphasis on academics and on field success, and even with the Utes being a childhood favorite, a fellow Pac 12 schools stands out above the rest rest no,.

"I'm really liking Stanford so far. I wouldn't commit right away if they offered though. I want to be open minded about it all. I'm looking for a school with higher academics, but also a school that can actually play football and can compete. Having a nice balance between the two is important, and that's why I like Stanford so much."

Schultz will be hitting the camp circuit this summer before enjoying his junior year, with a decision to follow after that.

"I plan on attending the Utah camp, one of Stanford's camps, and maybe the BYU camp in July. Then, probably after the end of my junior year I'll make a decision. It will give me time to weigh all of the pros and cons of each school."

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