Austin Lee always wanted to play at Utah but the coaching staff kept telling him to remain patient, something that is tough for a prospect who wants to commit to a certain program.
Playing for his dream school became a reality earlier this week when the Utah coaching staff called Lee and told him he finally had an offer.
The Sandy (Utah) Alta defensive back committed that night and is happy his recruitment is finished.
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"I've always wanted to go to Utah and I finally got the offer," Lee said. "I probably could have waited but I always loved the coaches and I've always wanted to go to Utah.
"When I met the coaches they were so nice and personal. When they went to the Pac-10 that made it even better and I loved it even more. They have a history of having all these great defensive backs, too, so I love them."
Utah State was the only other offer for Lee, who said BYU and some Pac-10 schools were recruiting him as well. In his sophomore season, Lee finished with 60 tackles, five interceptions and 14 pass deflections. He projects as a strong safety.
Moving to the Pac-10 was also a big deal for Lee which further made his decision to commit early even easier.
"It's going to be a huge deal," Lee said.
"They're going to have a tougher schedule now. It will be tough for a couple years but then they'll get used to it and build upon it and then they'll be really good."
It will be a while before Lee suits up for the Utah program though. The in-state prospect plans to serve a two-year mission before heading to college.