Hunter Dimick has grown up a fan of Utah's football program so as his recruiting process continued he had been hoping and waiting for an offer from the Utes.
When one finally came in the last couple days, the Syracuse, Utah, defensive end decided to make his commitment.
"I was thinking a lot lately about a lot of stuff, about the recruiting process, and I've been getting tired of it all," Dimick said.
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"I've been down to Utah a couple times and I really liked the coaches and playing in the Pac-10 played a big influence on it. Everything seemed right so I made my decision to commit."
BYU and San Diego State had also offered Dimick, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound three-star prospect who shined at the Elite Linemen Challenge in Las Vegas earlier this spring.
Once he visited Utah a few times this off-season and bonded with the coaching staff Dimick realized it was his favorite program. The offer came and he said it wasn't a difficult decision.
"I was definitely hoping for one for a while," Dimick said.
"It's been a childhood favorite of mine and I had gotten tired of the recruiting process. I liked everything about the school and I decided to get it over with."
A lot of the Utah coaching staff hit it off with Dimick, who said his growing relationship with defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Kalani Fifita Sitake played a big role in his decision-making process.
"Coach Fifita made a big influence," Dimick said. "He's a great guy and I really like him. Coach (Norm) Chow and coach (Jay) Hill stood out and I spoke with coach (Kyle) Whittingham a few times but definitely coach Fifita, I like him a lot."
In his junior season, Dimick finished with 50 tackles, 14 sacks and a fumble recovery. UCLA and Air Force had also been showing interest.