Utah Gets Offensive Line Help

The Utes picked up a commitment from JC tackle De'Ondre Wesley

If there's one spot that the Utes need bodies right now, it's on the offensive line and they picked up a new one in 2013 JC offensive lineman De'ondre Wesley out of Diablo Valley Junior College. Unfortunately for Utah, Wesley won't be coming until next year, but he'll help solidify a line that will feature 2012 recruits Marc Pouvave and Carlos Lozano, both of whom are redshirting this season.

"I felt like right now Utah was the best fit for me academically and as a family based team. I dug up a lot of research on the school and felt like I would strive and excel at a stout and prestigious school such as Utah. Coach Tuiaki really kept me included with their system and kept me really interested in what I could be as a player and as a student there. I just felt it was a good fit for me."

Wesley caught the game against Utah State the other night and feels that with the struggles Utah had, he'll likely be playing on the outside of the line.

"From what I saw out of the Utah vs Utah state game it looks like the coaching staff might want me to play tackle. Which side it is really doesn't matter to me. I'll be happy to play either side."

The 6-7, 305 pounder hails from the same JC as current Ute wide receiver commit Andre Lewis, and the two are excited about playing together at the next level.

"Me and Andre are really close friends, almost on the level of brothers and we talked about going to the same university for awhile before any scholarship offers came in the picture. But my decision was really based on my family and what we decided was good for all of us before I made any type of decision."

Wesley is excited to bring some energy to the Utes and believes he can benefit from the coaching staff's wisdom.

"I believe that I can bring a different type of energy & element to the team. I feel that me and Andre can put this team on the right track with the great coaching we will receive from the coaching staff and improve our game and take us to a whole other level as a team. Make a name for ourselves in the PAC 12. I feel that this team can help me master my abilities and help me excel to master my craft as a offensive linemen."

With this commitment set, Wesley is now looking forward to his official visit in November, and his first chance to visit Salt Lake City.

"We have a visit set up for November 17th for the Arizona game."

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