Caleb Lohner commits to Utah


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      BD
      Ute Fan
      @flyfisherman

      6 foot 7 TE. Jump ball for the TD in the back of the end-zone over much smaller DBs? Block an opponent’s kick to win the game?

      Interesting commit for Utah for sure.

    • #215340

      Utah
      Ute Fan
      @utah

      Weird. Is this the basketball player?

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        BD
        Ute Fan
        @flyfisherman

        Yes it is.

        • #215361
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          Ute Dub
          Ute Fan
          @chestercopperpot

          Maybe we can sign Deivon Smith to play running back.

    • #215341

      Kellso
      Ute Fan
      @kellso

      How much football can he learn in the time frame he has until the season begins? Not sure about this one.

      • #215343
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        UtesRule
        Ute Fan
        @utesrule

        So let me get this straight…you are NOT trusting the Utah coaching staff?

        • #215345
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          MDUte
          Ute Fan
          @mdute

          Love this! How much eligibility does he have left? I don’t think he would help this year. But it sounds like the Dalton Kincaid story (also a basketball background) who once he understood how to play football and TE, could be a big-time impact player.

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          Kellso
          Ute Fan
          @kellso

          Not at all. Just the recipient of the learning.

      • #215344
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        Utah
        Ute Fan
        @utah

        Does he have a RS?

        Then you could RS him in basketball and football this year, have him change his body to a football body, and then play TE in 2026. That gives him the best shot to make the NFL.

        • #215346
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          MDUte
          Ute Fan
          @mdute

          Just checked. Yes, he has a RS year available. He will absolutely RS this year. This is a 2025 move, no question.

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      utefansince79
      Ute Fan
      @utefansince79

      Manny Hendrix played 4 years for the Running Utes then had a great career with the Cowboys.

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      HoosierUte
      Ute Fan
      @hoosierute

      Wierd and seemingly obvious question, so if he redshirts this season in FB then he can’t play on the bball team this coming season either. correct?

      • #215349
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        MDUte
        Ute Fan
        @mdute

        I have no idea how that translates, but that would make sense. However, if I were him I’d give 100% focus and effort towards football. He doesn’t have a basketball future. But he’s a great athlete and with Utah’s development and featuring of TEs in our offense, he has an opportunity to create a future for himself in Football, even if just an outside chance at this point.

      • #215355
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        tgi56slc
        Ute Fan
        @tgi56slc

        Ideally, he’d red shirt in football since the Utes are loaded with tight ends in 2024.

        But play basketball 🏀 because the Utes are in need of talent right away.

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      Yergensen
      Ute Fan
      @yergensen

      For real? Even football coaches out recruit Craig Smith for basketball players.

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      Charlie
      Ute Fan
      @charlie

      As I recall the eligibility rule when Manny Hendrix finished playing BB… One gets 4 years of playing college sports in a single sport but can get a fifth year if in another sport. Manny played 4 years of BB, one of my favorites. Following the BB season he come out to play spring football, intending to play in the fall. A scout from the Cowboys watching Utah’s practice commented that Manny could backpaddle almost as fast as the receivers runs routes. The Cowboys talked him into going straight into the NFL to make the switch to football instead of a year in Utah football. I think he stayed 5 years with them. Utah had the ball out of bounds with 1 second left against the Y, Manny took the pass in the air and shot a corner shot to win the game. That kind of quickness. My guess is Lohner gets 6 years of eligibility with a redshirt with not more than 4 in one sport. Unless rules have changed.

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