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Utah in great shape with Poutasi

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Cedrick Poutasi visited Utah this past weekend and loved it so much that he's taking his mother back there later this month and the four-star offensive lineman is strongly talking about a commitment.
That's how well the trip went for the Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines standout who also talked highly of Arizona State and said he thought about making a pledge there as well when he visited earlier this season.
But Utah seems a little different and the Utes should be considered the frontrunner as Poutasi's senior season continues.
"Everything stuck out about it," Poutasi said. "I really like the people up there and the campus is really nice. I love the coaches out there. The football players are like my family so that's what I really like out there.
"I told my parents about possibly committing to Utah and my mom and I are going back out there later this month."
Poutasi, a 6-foot-5, 322-pound prospect, is expected to visit again Oct. 29 when Utah hosts Oregon State. His visit this past weekend especially stood out because he got along so well with the coaches and players.
"I really like it out there," Poutasi said. "For me it's mainly the players. I know some of the players over there and I really have fun over there. The way the coaches treat the players is great. The offensive line coach is really energetic and hyped up.
"When I was with them he was showing me some scheme blocks and techniques that I really liked."
The four-star prospect said he's not planning to take any other official visits during the season and while Utah is high on his list he doesn't think he'll commit on the spot later this month.
Since he was just invited to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, Poutasi is considering making his commitment there. Or if the mood strikes him right he could make it earlier.
Either way, it's looking good for Utah at this point in his recruitment.
"I don't know if I'm going to commit on the spot," Poutasi said. "I got invited to the Offense-Defense Bowl and that's in December. If my mom likes it I'm pretty sure I'm going to commit to that school but not on the spot."
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