Scouts: New top commit for Utah

Utah landed a promising linebacker prospect in Reshawn Hooker (Fontana, Calif./Miller), who is now the program's top-rated verbal for 2012.

The four-star is a tough player who displays the playing speed and range to be effective all over the field. He does need to keep developing his frame, but he will try to punish ball carriers when he can. He demonstrates the tools to be a productive defender against the run and pass as he gets a great jump on the ball when defending the run and displays the foot quickness and overall athleticism to drop into and be effective in coverage.

Hooker is a nice pick-up for Utah and if he can’t crack the line-up right away he should be able to contribute well on special teams early on while he develops physically.