York signs with Utah


Running back Kelvin York (Fullerton JC, Calif.) has signed with Utah. York, who originally committed to USC, narrowed his choices to the Utes and Washington before deciding to go with Utah.

York visited Washington in late November and then took a visit to Utah two weeks ago.

“I just really felt comfortable at Utah,” York said. “I have a good relationship with the running backs coach, Dave Schramm, and just felt a better connection at Utah with the entire coaching staff. It also felt like more of a family atmosphere to me and that was one of the big things I was looking for.

“Washington was cool too and it was a tough decision, but I decided earlier this week that Utah was the best place for me. I slept on it for a few days and this morning, I was very excited to be signing with Utah. I think I’ll be able to step in and play early and I’m ready to go.”

York tore his meniscus during a November contest and missed the last part of the season. In early December, York said he talked with USC and when he wasn’t guaranteed that a scholarship would still be available to him, he decided to go in a different direction. That new direction is to Utah, and he’ll have three years to play two for the Utes.