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College Football Recruiting: Utah Utes Flip Houston Recruit

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Houston-native Bobby Hartzog initially liked what he saw from his home-town Houston Cougars. After participating in junior day, Hartzog quickly offered his commitment to the Cougars. But the young athlete has had a change of heart and flipped his commitment to the Utah Utes where he assures us he will be headed in 2014.

Hartzog plays wide receiver in high school but will switch over to defensive back when he get to Salt Lake City. The position that Utah offered him wasn’t a factor, Hartzog insists, but that Utah was simply a better fit for him than Houston. And he won’t be looking elsewhere, according to the three-star recruit telling reporters: “I’m done. Utah is the place for me.”

The athletic Hartzog admitted that he may have rushed into his decision to commit to Houston. It was only after he had some time to discuss all his options over with his parents that he came to the realization that Utah was where he should be and made his change of heart public.

Hartzog commits to the Utes without ever setting foot on their campus. He has a visit planned for later this summer, but is sure that it is the program he wants to play for at the college level. Three BCS-level programs had offered Hartzog with Houston, Utah and the Iowa State Cyclones along with smaller programs like the Arkansas State Red Wolves and Texas State Bobcats as well.

The latest addition to Utah’s 2014 class will add his athleticism to a secondary that could use a bit of help against the wide open Pac 12 offenses the Utes face on a week to week basis. Will be a part of the class the finally makes Utah a threat in the conference?

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