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Hoyt excited about first two offers

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Austin Hoyt has been hearing from numerous schools for months and now his first two offers came in the last few days as Utah and Air Force have gotten even more involved with the Jackson (Calif.) Argonaut defensive end.
The Utes were the first to offer Jackson, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound prospect. Air Force followed up Thursday night.
"(Utah) left a message with my coach the other day so I was excited because that was my first offer," Hoyt said.
"Early on, I didn't think about them much but then they visited me and I thought about them more and I looked into their program and it's a really good program. It's cool they offered me and it's definitely a school I'm interested in."
Hoyt is interested enough in Utah that he plans to work out there this summer and take an unofficial visit where he'll tour the campus and meet the coaching staff. That will be important as Hoyt works on making his decision.
"Over the summer, sometime in June, I'll be going to a big man camp there and the coaches will show me around the campus," Hoyt said.
"The campus is going to be important to see if it feels right and I want to meet with the coaches as well."
So many programs are showing interest in Hoyt that he doesn't plan to make any decisions soon. He said Oregon State, Washington State, BYU, San Diego State, Oregon, UNLV, Arizona, Utah State and others are involved.
UCLA, Boise State, Nevada and Idaho are expected to stop by soon.
"I'm still keeping my options open," Hoyt said. "I want to see what other schools come to me and offer me. I'm not going to commit to any school right now."
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