Utah has had success going into Michigan and finding players, last doing so by nabbing Kyle Kuzma a few years ago. Now they'll try to do it again, but this time in a round-about way with the final stop in California as they attempt to lure four star guard Devon Daniels.
Daniels, who's originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, has now moved west to attend school at Prolific Prep in Napa, California, and took an official visit to Utah over the weekend.
"The visit was great. I really enjoyed my time out there. We got to travel to Park City, saw the campus, went to the football game, I met the players, and even bumped into Delon Wright."
The best part of the trip may have been the video that Daniels saw when he walked into the Huntsman Center.
"I walked in and they had a mixtape of me playing on the big video screen. It was really cool to see that."
The Utes were able to give Daniels a lot of personal attention, led by head coach Larry Krystkowiak.
"I spent a lot of time with Coach K. He really knows a lot about the game and we talked about how they would be use me and be able to develop my talent."
Kuzma was hosted on the trip by Kyle Kuzma and also spent a lot of time hanging out with Isaiah Wright.
"I had a lot of fun with those guys. I've known Kooz for awhile and we text a lot."
With Utah gettung further and further along in the development of their hoops facilities, Daniels was able to take a tour and was blow away.
"The new facilities are crazy. They have everything there. It was amazing."
Not wanting to rush his decision, the 6-4 guard still wants to take a few more visits, but isn't sure where yet, trying to narrow things down between a host of schools including Georgia Tech, Oregon, Kansas State, SMU, San Diego State, Xavier, and a few others.
"I'm not sure about when I'll commit or if I'll sign in the early signing period. When I'm ready and know it's right, then I'll make the commitment. I want to find the school that is the bes fit, where I have a great relationship with the coaching staff, and where I can really help the team."
Daniels is coming off of a season in which he averaged 28 points per game and describes his strengths as his versatility, toughness, defense, and ability to score the ball.