Utah Adds JUCO DE Prospect To 2015 Class

Pima DE Kendall Huey (6-4, 242) saw his recruitment pick up over the past week or so and on Sunday afternoon, the talented pass-rusher decided to commit to Utah...

"Yes sir, I have committed to Utah," Huey told JCFootball.com. "I had started talking to them about three or four days ago. They started talking to me and they said they were looking for someone like me to come in and be a pass-rusher for them."

As a sophomore this season, Huey got off to a great start, posting 19 tackles, three sacks, five tackles-for-loss and one forced fumble in his first two games, but his season was cut short by an MCL injury.

"I suffered a grade-two MCL sprain, which is essentially a slight tear, so I had to sit out," Huey said. "I could have come back and played at the end of the year, but we were just 3-8 this year and we weren't going to a bowl game, so I decided to sit it out and heal up and also get the year back."

With Utah's class getting full, Huey said he plans to enroll this summer and pay his way during the summer and then once August 1st rolls around, he will be placed on full-scholarship.

"They basically said they couldn't bring me up for an official visit, but I can come up on my own and they will show me around and what the program is all about," Huey said. "I have to pay for one or two credits this summer so I can work out with the team and then on August 1st, they'll put me on scholarship and that's right before the start of fall camp."

Huey's journey to this point has been long and arduous.

After not receiving much in the way of recruiting attention during a solid prep career at Washington (Parkland, Wa.) High School, Huey, who graduated in 2010, decided to head to California to play ball, but things didn't go as expected.

"I was down there and just taking some classes here and there, but I was from out-of-state, so it was too expensive and I came back home and got a job," Huey said. "Then things started to pick back up for me and I talked to Pima and they said they had a spot for me, so I came down and played last year (2013) and then this year."

Because Heuy was able to get a season back by redshirting this season, he will have three years to play three starting this fall. He will finish up his two year degree in May and plans to enroll in June to start taking classes and being part of the Utes' offseason program.

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