Running backs Dre'Vian Young and Devontae Booker committed Monday to sign with Utah, according to multiple reports. With these additions, the Utes now have 26 players on board for this recruiting cycle.
Young, a three-star senior from Houston Nimitz High School, selected Utah over scholarship offers from Boise State and Kansas State along with interest from the local Cougars. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound talent was recruited by Utah safeties coach/recruiting coordinator Morgan Scalley.
This season, Young carried 149 times for 1,140 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a junior, Young finished second in the state in the 400-meter. He is the younger brother of former Texas running back Selvin Young, who played in the NFL for Denver.
Booker, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound juco from American River College (Sacramento, Calif.), was also pursued by Hawaii, Houston, San Jose State, Utah State and West Virginia. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, "academic issues" prevented him from attending Washington State out of high school.
The Utes have another running back committed for 2013 in three-star Charlie Etiaki (Anaheim, Calif./Servite).