Cooper Bateman is still only in his sophomore year but Utah has already offered and many other schools are showing interest.
The Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood pro-style quarterback has been to the Utah campus, met with the coaching staff including new offensive coordinator Norm Chow and said he's definitely interested in the Utes.
"I went up to their junior day a few weeks ago and I met all the coaches, I met Norm Chow, just kind of made the rounds and that was pretty cool," Bateman said.
"They tried to set up another time for me to go up to see the facilities again and try to build a relationship with the coaches."
Meeting with Chow impressed Bateman, who threw for 2,786 yards with 27 touchdowns and five interceptions in his sophomore season. A number of top programs are starting to send recruiting mail.
"He has coached a legacy of quarterbacks," Bateman said. "That's a big deal because of course he knows what he's talking about and that would be great to be a part of that tradition."
Since it's still so early in his recruitment, Bateman said he's open to anything - whether it's staying in-state at Utah or BYU or playing somewhere else.
BYU, Nebraska, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Stanford and some Ivy League schools have been showing interest. Bateman has been to junior days at Utah and BYU so far and plans to see more colleges as his high school career continues.
"I'm open for anything," said Bateman, who plans to work out at the Berkeley Elite 11 next weekend. "Staying in-state and being a local kid that would be cool but I really am open for anything."