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Breaking down Devin Brumfield's decision to sign with Utah

Devin Brumfield
Devin Brumfield (Devin Brumfield)

It's not very often that a player from the state of Louisiana ends up signing with Utah but that's exactly what happened on Wednesday when three-star running back Devin Brumfield made the call for the Utes. The one-time Texas Tech commit had been on the open market for the better part of a month and Utah did a nice job entering the picture and securing his signature.



The Utes have done a great job evaluating talent from across the country in recent years and Brumfield could be the school's next major find. Much like current star running back Zach Moss, Brumfield is a punishing runner who had a very productive high school career. Also like Moss, Brumfield was passed over by schools closer to home and he will head to Salt Lake City with a major chip on his shoulder. Landing one of the top 20 players in the state of Louisiana is also a major coup and could lead to more success in the state for the Pac-12 program down the road.


Missouri made a late run at Brumfield down the stretch but the Tigers were also looking at a number of other options at the position. After being a longtime commit to Texas Tech, watching Brumfield head west to Salt Lake City might actually be more painful for the Red Raiders fans, even if the school had moved on. The one program that might be hurt the most is in-state school Louisiana Tech, which wanted to keep Brumfield in his home state. Ultimately he will move on and have a great chance to contribute with the Utes and the other programs might find themselves asking "what if" if things go according to plan in Utah.