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Utah gets lucky with Radley

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One of the hardest working players this was three-star athlete prospect, Lucky Radley (5-9, 184, 4.43) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft saw his offers rise quite a bit since September and earlier today, he let that lucky school know where he will attend.
"I had offers from Texas Tech, Kansas, Kansas State, Nevada, UNLV, UTEP, Arizona, San Diego State, Utah State, Eastern Michigan, Iowa, Iowa State, Colorado State, South Carolina, Clemson, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Idaho State, Boise State, San Jose State, New Mexico State, Troy, UConn, Duke, Louisiana Tech, Wake Forest, Nebraska, Fresno State, and Northern Arizona," Radley said. "I chose Utah.
"The coaches at Utah are more than coaches," Radley said. "They put coaching last. It is more of a friendship and more of a family.
"It was the coaches that made a difference," Radley said. "I felt a great vibe from the coaches.
"Coach Kyle Whittingham is a great guy," Radley said. "I love him. I just felt really comfortable there. I felt I could be there for the next four or five years. That's what it really came down to where I could feel comfortable and Utah is the place.
"Another reason I chose Utah because they play in BCS bowl games," Radley said. "That played a big factor.
"Utah is on the upswing and they have won I think eight straight bowl games," Radley said. "Every year Utah keeps getting better and better.
"I knew Utah had something good going on when Coach Whittingham got offered the head coaching job at Tennessee and his name was in the coaching job hunt for Florida and for USC," Radley said. "And he turned them all down just to stay at Utah. That really turned me on about Utah.
"Coach Whittingham stayed because he wanted to stay home and finish what he started," Radley said. "He (Whittingham) said he has something special going on at Utah and that's where he wanted to stay.
"I chose Utah over North Carolina and Texas Tech," Radley said. "I took trips to all three and Utah was where I felt I could be for four to five years."
The Utes get a player in Radley who earned first-team all-city section, and first-team all-league after accounting for 800 rushing yards and over 300 yards receiving. He also had over 200 yards returning punts and kicks. He had a total of 15 touchdowns on the season.
On the defensive side of the ball, Radley had 87 tackles, six sacks, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and two quarterback hurries.
Pretty impressive stats when you take into consideration he only played half the season due to transfer rules.
Utah gets lucky with Radley.
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