Utah football fans should be elated as Cameron Rising announces he will return to the Utes for the 2024 season.
If you were to poll college football coaches and ask them one quality they want their quarterbacks to have, you’re probably going to get the same answer from most:
With Cam Rising announcing his intentions to return to Salt Lake City for one more year next fall, after missing the entire 2023 season due to injury, toughness is exactly what the Utah Football team is going to get.
The former First Team All PAC-12 quarterback announced yesterday that he will return to Utah for one more season in 2024.
Rising will lead Utes team that saw minor success in 2023, but ultimately failed to get consistency from the quarterback position.
Consistency is exactly what the soon-to-be 25-year-old Rising will provide.
In 2022, Rising threw for over 3,000 yards and 26 touchdowns with only 8 interceptions while leading the Utes to their second consecutive PAC-12 championship.
The 2024 season will pose its own challenges for the Utes program, however, as they get ready to make the transition from the PAC-12 to the Big 12.
The Utes should be up for the challenge, as there is only one Senior starter on either side of the football. Unless the Utes lose players who declare for the draft or decide to enter the transfer portal, they should be primed for a big year.
One thing is for certain in Salt Lake City for the 2024 season; your quarterback is a battle-tested, proven leader.
As a coach, what more can you ask for?