It wasn't that long ago that the Utah Utes landed a quarterback from the Golden State who flew somewhat under the radar. That young man became a Heisman Trophy candidate Alex Smith from San Diego (Calif.) Helix. The Utes are hoping that lightning strikes twice.
The Utes landed their potential signal caller of the future in Kevin Dunn (6-4, 212, 4.7) from Santa Barbara, Calif.
Physically the similarities are obvious. Both had good size at the same time of their development and both had the potential to become even better with solid D-I coaching.
The next chapter for both players is about to unfold. Dunn as a Ute has the promise to be quite good.
"Kevin is a big strong athletic young man," Santa Barbara coach Craig Moropoulos said. "He has a strong arm and he's improved his accuracy every year he has been with us."
Dunn was a three-year starter for Santa Barbara. He threw for 1,247 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior.
Dunn visited Oregon before his visit to Utah when he committed to the Utes. He canceled visits to Northern Arizona and Montana.