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3 star defensive tackle Wayne Kirby talks recruiting as signing day nears

Idaho DT Wayne Kirby has four schools standing out as we hit the home stretch

3 star defensive tackle Wayne Kirby has stayed mostly quiet with his recruitment over the last year, but with signing day nearing and visits happening, he took a few minutes to share his thought on a recent visit to Washington State as well as what comes next.

"The visit to Washington State was great. I to spend a lot of time with the Poly players on the team."

Kirby has had new schools emerge and shuffled around his visits.

"I ended up rescheduling some of my visits and won't be visiting BYU. I already visited them unofficially in the summer. I'm going to Oregon this weekend after they got back in contact recently, and then Utah is my last visit."

That last visit often ends up being the one that sticks with a player, and that puts Utah in a good spot.

"Utah has great academics and their APR is second only to Stanford in the Pac 12. The football team is always good and they're competing for Pac 12 title now."

Utah's ability to develop defensive linemen and put them in the NFL is also a big draw for the Idaho big man.

"My main goal is to get to the NFL and Utah is always putting guys in the league."

The relationship he has built with Utah Coach Justin Ena is one of the strongest he has.

"I've been recruited by Coach Ena for about a year now. He's a really good guy and I like him a lot."

One thing working against the Utes though, is their depth chart, something that may put Washington State in a better position.

"Wazzu isn't deep on the line. They've only got a few returning starters. Utah is a lot deeper, so that's kind of a concern, but not a big one."

With signing day two weeks away, Kirby plans on making a decision immediately following his visit to Utah.

"I want to decide by February 1st so I've got my school locked in by the 3rd. I'll just make my announcement on Twitter."

Kirby is LDS, but won't be serving a mission.

"I don't have any mission plans. It's not something I'm interested in at this time."


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