Utah Football lands 4-star QB Issac Wilson over BYU, others

Four-star quarterback Isaac Wilson was one of the top uncommitted quarterbacks in the 2024 class and he chose Utah football on Wednesday night. 

The 2024 Utah football recruiting class needed a jolt of momentum and it got one on Wednesday night as four-star quarterback Isaac Wilson, one of the top targets left on the board — maybe the top target on the board for Utah at least, announced his commitment to the Utes.

This is a big victory for Utah football head coach Kyle Whittingham for a couple of reasons. For one, it adds a really talented, potential future starter at quarterback in the 2024 class, when there are precious few of them available.

Wilson is ranked as the No. 22 quarterback in the 2024 class according to the 247 Sports composite rankings and is ranked 354th overall as well as No. 2 in the state of Utah.

What makes this recruiting victory even sweeter is that it comes over in-state rival BYU, which should have had the inside track on Wilson, since his brother, Zach Wilson, was a former top-5 pick after starring for BYU football.

Utah football has had some really good quarterbacks over the years. Alex Smith and the current starter Cam Rising come to mind. Rising has led the Utes to two straight Pac-12 titles.

What Wilson will bring at the QB position

Rising came to Utah via the transfer portal and now the Utes just signed a kid in Wilson, who has the chance to be that kind of player, maybe not as a freshman, but fairly early in his career. Here’s the scouting report via 247 Sports Blair Angulo:

“Developing frame with decent growth potential considering bloodlines. Big-play quarterback who can dissect defenses with consistent accuracy. Shows a steady, quick release and silent mechanics. Displays ability to fit throws into tight windows at every level. Flashes good zip and arm action, but at times sacrifices top velocity for release speed. Can deliver the ball on time without setting his feet. Looks comfortable throwing on the run and does well to keep his eyes downfield. Should continue to add confidence as he becomes more experienced. Could improve overall decision making and gain physical strength. Potential multi-year starter at elite Power Five level.”

Last season in high school, Wilson put up huge numbers playing at the 6A level in Utah throwing 40 touchdown passes and for more than 3,700 yards. He also ran for 695 yards and five touchdowns. Flat out, Wilson is dynamic and Utah football fans have to be ecstatic.

UCLA, Arizona, Oklahoma State, and a bunch of schools including Michigan are part of the offer sheet. Yet, it always seemed the Cougars were a good bet until Utah notched easily its biggest recruiting win of the 2024 class.