Utah has been successful in recent years in reeling in prospects from the Bayou State, and may have another coming aboard eventually in Giovanni Lafrance.
The Utes offered Lafrance last week and followed that up with an in-home visit with John Pease that went very well.
"We talked about how I'd fit into the defense, what I can do well, and what the school can offer. He's a cool guy."
Lafrance believes he's a well-rounded player that can do a lot of things for the school he ends up at.
"My strengths are my leadership first. I love to hit and tackle, and I do really well in coverage. I'm versatile."
The 6-1, 230 pound linebacker does have ties top the Utah program with friend Boobie Hobbs already on the team.
"Boobie and I just got off the phone. He was telling me how great Utah is and how I should come out there."
Previously committed to Tulane, Lafrance is now on the open market and has only one official visit planned.
"I'll be coming out to Utah around January 15th for a visit. I've never been out there before, but have heard great things."
With Utah looking like his leader at the moment, Lafrance wants to make sure that he and the coaches are on the same page, and that he gets a chance to showcase what he can do.
"One of the most important things to me is the opportunity to play early. I know I'll have to work hard for it, but I just want the chance to show what I can do."
Lafrance registered 102 tackles, 5 sacks, and 15 tackles for loss in being named to the all-state team.