Utes nab in-state DT Christiansen

Class of 2014 prospect Kyle Christiansen (Hyrum, Utah/Mountain Crest) committed Monday to sign with Utah, the Deseret News reports.

Brigham Young, Hawaii and Utah State also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-3, 315-pound prospect, who earned first-team all-state accolades last fall.

"I love Utah and always have," he said. "I love the football program there. I love the coaches. The atmosphere is awesome. I can't wait to get down there and be part of it."

Christiansen plans to graduate from high school in January and embark on an LDS mission before joining the Utes.

He's Utah's seventh pledge for 2014.