North Canyon wide receiver Solomon Enis has been a mismatch problem for opponents for years. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound receiver notched over 4,000 all purpose yards in three seasons with the Rattlers and scoring 31 touchdowns.
Now, Pac-12 programs have to deal with him.
On Wednesday, the four-star wide receiver committed to the University of Utah over other finalists Penn State, Arizona State and USC.
Big catch for the Utes is now official! 6’3” 4-star WR Solomon Enis is No. 2 HS recruit in Arizona by Rivals & 247. 3,245 all-purpose yards in last 2 seasons. Son of former NFL RB Curtis Enis. Full bio: https://t.co/PJEBIzUHbP #UtahNSD18 #NSD18 #goutes pic.twitter.com/qjflJD73qY
— Utah Athletics (@utahathletics) February 7, 2018
“(It was) just the need for receiver,” Enis said. “It’s close to home and I can play at ASU or U of A, so my family can come watch me. The education is good, that was my main priority, and definitely the coaching staff as well. Like (wide receivers coach Guy Holliday), he’s put receivers in the league, and it’s just a family atmosphere over there.”
Navigating a recruitment as a top recruit can be a difficult journey, but Enis was able to learn from Austin Jackson, who was the top player in the state in the class of 2017 and is a current offensive tackle with USC. He followed a few pieces of advice from his friend, including being “selfish” when making a college decision to ensure each player can thrive in the program they choose.
“Pick the decision that’s right for you,” Enis said.
With an opportunity to play quickly when he gets to Salt Lake City, Enis, who participated in The Opening and the Polynesian Bowl, is now preparing to make an instant impact for the Utes.
“I’m just trying to be a Freshman All-American in the Pac-12, just go on these (defensive backs), go to a bowl game and turn Utah into the winning program it should be.”
Teammates Moving on Together
Joining Enis at Utah will be his good friend and North Canyon linebacker/safety Tre O’Guinn, who will take a preferred walk-on opportunity with the Utes.