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Utah football recruiting: Utes pick up 2016 4 star safety Micah Croom

Utah's big season in the Pac-12 has made an impact in recruiting with a commitment from a 4 star safety out of a top program in California

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I just mentioned in my overview of Cal's current recruiting class that this season's success or failure often shows during the next cycle in recruiting and that seems to be the case with a commitment today from 2016 4 star safety Micah Croom to the University of Utah.

Croom has yet to receive offers from other big time schools in the Pac-12 so we'll see if those offers, which will likely start to arrive when his junior film gets out after the season, will affect his commitment status in the long run. Still, landing a good prospect from a great program in California like Servite is a great thing for the Utes and shows that players are taking notice of their success.

At 6'2" 190, he already has good size for the position with plenty of room to add his frame over the next couple of years. His greatest asset as a player is his physical play. He will come up and tackle aggressively in run support and can be an intimidating hitter over the middle of the field in coverage.

He's one of the top safeties on the west coast in the 2016 class and if he can develop his ball skills, could be one of the best in the nation. As a bonus, he's also teammates with the brothers St. Brown (2015 4 star wide receiver Equanimeous, 2017 wide receiver Osiris, and high school freshman Amon-Ra. Yes, those are their real names and they all have Utah offers.)

Utah's season could pay off big time down the stretch with some commitments in the 2015 class. With Croom's commitment, it's obvious that they are already starting to make a dent in 2016 because of their success.