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Brighton HS Star LB Lander Barton Commits To Utah Football

Nov 10, 2021, 5:42 PM
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Brighton’s Lander Barton (21) crashes after running through Syracuse’s defense during a high school football game on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at Corner Canyon High School in Draper. Syracuse won 31-7. (Courtesy of Deseret News)
(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah football program received great news on Wednesday afternoon after Brighton High School star LB Lander Barton committed to the Utes.

Lander Barton was one of Utah’s top priority recruits in the 2022 class and he is following his family’s footsteps in being a Ute.

Barton announced his commitment on his sister Dani’s Instagram page.

Dani is an All-American volleyball star at the University of Utah. Lander’s two brothers Jackson and Cody both had standout careers at Utah. Cody was a linebacker, who is now playing for the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL. Jackson was a talented offensive tackle and is now playing for the Las Vegas Raiders.

Barton is a four-star recruit that is ranked No. 2 in the state of Utah and No. 24 linebacker in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite. Besides Utah, Barton received scholarship offers from Michigan, Oregon, Texas, Arizona State, Colorado, LSU, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Virginia, Washington and Washington State.

The Brighton star is one of eight recruits to verbally commit to Utah in the 2022 class. He joins four-star QB Nate Johnson, three-star RB Jaylon Glover, three-star QB Brandon Rose, three-star safety Jeffrey Ugo, three-star offensive tackle Tavo Motupuaka, three-star athlete Tao Johnson and three-star WR Chris Reed.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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