Both Utah and USC are coming off bye weeks.
USC comes to town on Thursday, Oct. 4
Utes have firepower on offense, defense
UTAH: In the top three at rover linebacker ... brings excellent speed to the position (runs a 4.50 40) ... was recruited as a safety.
2011-Played on the scout teams.
2010-Played in six games, mostly on special teams ... saw time at linebacker in Iowa State and Colorado State wins ... five total tackles included two against Colorado State ... lettered.
2009-Played in seven games on special teams ... two tackles ... lettered.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time all-district ... lettered four years in football and track at Beaumont Central High (Texas) ... Beaumont High was the district champ in 2006-07 ... on 4 x 200m relay team that set the 4A record (1:24.89) ... transferred to Thurgood Marshall High School his senior year and was not allowed to participate in varsity sports ... honor roll.
PERSONAL: Son of Minnie Thibodeaux ... one of 10 children (five boys and five girls) ... sociology major ... full name is Victor Curtis Spikes ... born May 31, 1990.