Utah offered Wyatt Becker in the spring of his freshman year. The Utes were one of the first to believe in the 2025 quarterback out of Pasadena (Calif.) Sierra Canyon and that put Kyle Whittingham‘s in a good position.
As the recruiting process played out, the No. 25 quarterback in the country continued to take visits and build relationships, but he kept coming back to Utah. He visited for the USC game in 2022. Becker returned to Salt Lake City in the off-season, then his last visit was this fall for the game against California.
He left that visit with a good feeling and Becker has become Utah’s first commitment for the 2025 class.
“I have known for a while,” Becker told On3. “It has been on my mind for the past couple of weeks. I kept thinking about it and I knew it was time. On Monday (Nov. 13), I called Coach Whittingham and Coach Andy Ludwig to give them the news. They were fired up. I was too. It was a great call.”
Kentucky, Louisville, Penn State and Oregon were other schools on Becker’s list, but for him, none compared to the Utes.
“I love the coaches, the environment and the culture at Utah. Utah just kept moving up my list over time. The coaches were consistent, they are great people and it is where I want to be.”
Becker believes in the Utah coaching staff
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior is set to play in the semi-finals this weekend against Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. That is where his focus is, but he can’t help but be excited about his future at Utah.
A big part of that excitement is who he will be playing for.
“What Coach Whittingham has done there is amazing,” Becker said. “He is one of the best coaches in all of college football. He has had consistent success, he has had success this season with a lot of injuries and he has created the culture I want to play in.”
“Coach Whittingham is tough, he is smart and he can compete with anyone in college football. He makes it all go at Utah.”
Whittingham was part of Becker’s decision. Ludwig was a big part as well. The offensive coordinator was Becker’s lead recruiter and he is excited to work with him.
“Coach Ludwig is a really smart offensive mind. I have met with him multiple times, we have gotten on the board and he is a smart coach. What he runs offensively translates well to the NFL and he is a coach I know will help develop me and prepare me for the next level.”