Look for Eric Rowe at corner, as well as safety, this fall. Utah's fastest DB (4.39 40), Rowe also lends size (6'1", 201) to the corner position.
June 18, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY - With the @Utah_Football season approaching, utahutes.com will break down the personnel on the Ute roster with the lowdown, headliners and newcomer spotlight for 10 position groups. Today's post details Utah's cornerbacks.
Tuesday, June 10: Offensive Line
Wednesday, June 11: Quarterbacks
Thursday, June 12: Running Backs
Friday, June 13: Wide Receivers
Saturday, June 14: Tight Ends
Monday, June 16: Defensive Line
Tuesday, June 17: Linebackers
Wednesday, June 18: Cornerbacks
Thursday, June 19: Safeties
Friday, June 20: Kicking Game
With the Utes using the nickel package more often than ever before, it's no accident they have loaded up on defensive backs and cornerbacks coach Sharrieff Shah has speed, experience and depth at his position.
Senior Eric Rowe, already one of the best safeties in the league, will also play corner this season, where his 6'1", 201-pound frame and 4.39 40 speed (best of Utah's DBs) will be an advantage. Sophomore Reginald Porter (4.43 40 speed) is an emerging star, as is sophomore nickel back Justin Thomas (4.48 40).
Coach Whittingham Says
"Both Reggie Porter and Justin Thomas had exceptional spring camps and the addition of Eric Rowe should make this a solid group for us. Davion Orphey played good football for us last fall and we are excited about the addition of our incoming freshman corners."