Utah highschool soccer recruits show velocity at BYU Observe & Subject Invitational
PROVO, Utah – The state of Utah continues to produce great high school soccer talent. Fresh from an NFL draft in which the state selected seven local high school players, the local talent pool just keeps getting better.
A prime example of this was the speed some of the future rust stars showed at the BYU Track & Field Invitational in Provo on Friday.
During the boys’ 100 meter run, the top five local runners are student-athletes who are expected to have a football career after high school. The pioneer was Cody Hagen from Corner Canyon.
Hagen, a 2022 wide recipient recruit with offers from BYU, Utah, and the state of Utah, ran a 10.52-meter run. It burns quickly. Anything under 11 seconds will turn the heads of the football coaches on the recruiting path. You get into the range of 10.5; That’s elite speed. Hagen nearly broke the state record of 10.47 set by Murray’s Brian Hazelgren in 1981.
What’s crazy is that Hagen still ended up with the second best time in the 100 meter run. The front runner was Bishop Gorman’s Zach Gor, a four-star recipient recruit with offers from Alabama and Georgia. Branch, who ran a crazy 10:33, also holds an offer from the Utes.
Utah High School football players have clocked an impressive 100 yards
At 6-foot-1,175-pounds, Hagen is currently a three-star recruit in the 247Sports Composite rankings and the 97th statewide recipient in the Class of 2022. Hagen becomes one of the top players in Utah High School to see his soccer ball this fall.
Behind Hagen was his Corner Canyon teammate Harrison Taggart. Taggart ran a 10.70 in the 100 meters. Taggart is an outside linebacker in Class of 2022 and has received offers from both Utah and the state of Utah.
Weber State Signee Noah Kjar, the country’s leading receiver in 2020 at Corner Canyon, ran a 10.78.
Skyridge High cornerback Smith Snowden, who holds offers from all local schools, showed an impressive time of 10.74.
BYU preferred walk-in commit Brock Fabrizio from Alta also ran 10.84 100 meters.
Mitch Harper is BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and moderator of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12pm to 3pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.