Price enjoys Utah trip
Xavier Price competed at the Rivals Camp in Las Vegas on Sunday and continued an eventful stretch Monday with an unofficial visit to Utah.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound wide receiver has garnered interest from various programs in recent months, but the Utes entertained him and could get more involved in the coming months.
"The visit was great," Price said. "I spent about two hours there with coach (Morgan) Scalley and coach (Sharrieff) Shah. We reviewed my film and talked about my strengths and weaknesses. They are not sure yet whether I would play corner or wideout, but overall it was a great experience and I felt really comfortable there."
Price's mother attended Utah, so the Utes certainly have an advantage if they were to get more serious during the recruiting process. The standout from Salt Lake City (Utah) Judge Memorial holds scholarship offers from Southern Utah and Weber State.
"The coaches want me to camp," Price said. "They set a goal for me to run a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash at their camp, although they said I don't need that to receive an offer. They told me I run smooth in and out of breaks, but they want to see me accelerate out of breaks. If I just run a good 40 and accelerate out of my breaks at camp, they will definitely offer."
Price was struck by the family-like environment the Utah coaching staff has developed while also staying competitive in the Pac-12 Conference despite not landing any five-star prospects.
"They want to win a Pac-12 championship with Utah guys on the roster," Price said. "I really like the relationship I have with coach Shah and coach Scalley, and how honest they are with me."
Price had 365 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as a junior this past season.