There is no doubt that Utah’s head coach Urban Meyer is one of the hottest coaches in the nation. One of Meyer’s biggest recruiting coups was when he reeled in four-star quarterback Josh Portis (6-4, 200, 4.5) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft.
Portis has been phenomenal his senior season fueled by his hard work in the off-season, he has become one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation.
So far in 2004 Portis has led Taft to an 8-1 record with the lone loss coming at the hands of a very talented Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw team by one point in the opener.
On the season, Portis has completed 118 passes out of 167 attempts good for hitting on 70.3% of his passes. He has thrown for 1,713 yards and 25 touchdowns.
On the ground Portis has rushed the ball for 701 yards and 10 touchdowns.
With stats like that it sounds like Portis is a perfect fit for Meyer’s offense.
Portis committed to Meyer because he felt the Utah coach would be able to bring out all of his vast potential.
Now Portis has some serious concerns about if Meyer will be around for the entirety of his stay at Utah. Success has made Meyer a hot commodity and his name has been mentioned for many openings that are coming up.
What makes this concern even greater is the fact that Portis will graduate in December so he has to decide what to do in a relative hurry.
Because of the uncertainty that Meyer will be still coaching the Utes during his sophomore or junior season, Portis is opening up his recruiting options.
Portis is still committed to Meyer but his commitment has to be considered soft at this time.