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Fast-rising Utes land fast-rising QB

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One of the fastest rising teams in the nation has just picked up a major commitment from one of the fastest rising quarterbacks in the nation.
Utah has landed a commitment from future four-star quarterback Josh Portis of Woodlands Hills (Calif.) Taft. The commitment went down about 30 minutes ago, ending the process for the 6-foot-3, 190-pound dual-threat quarterback.
“I committed to Utah about 30 minutes ago,” Portis said. “I guess word travels fast.”
Good news indeed does. Portis picked Utah over offers from Arizona State, Kansas State, LSU, Oregon and Washington.
“I really like the offense, the facilities were amazing, and coach Urban Myer is one of the best,” Portis said. “Utah was the first team to offer me, too, so that really meant a lot to me. They also run a very similar offense to what we run here at Taft.
“It’s a little more complex, and they run more formations than we do, but it’s very similar. I think I’m going to be a great fit there, and I’m excited about the direction the program is going.”
In the upcoming October Rivals.com player rankings, Portis is expected to be re-ranked as a four-star prospect based mainly on the monster senior season he’s having. In five games, he’s thrown for 980 yards and rushed for 444 yards.
In one game alone, against an always talented Crenshaw squad, Portis rushed for 118 yards and had 220 in the air.
“It’s been a wild night,” Portis said. “But this was the right decision. My family and I are very excited.”
And Utah fans should be too, because one of the best programs in the nation has just landed one of the best quarterbacks in the nation.
"He picked Utah for all of the right reasons," Taft coach Troy Starr. "He loved the school and the city."
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