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Corner Canyon's Jackson Light explains why Oregon recruits so well in Utah (+top local signees)


DRAPER — As he sat in the gym at Corner Canyon High School where he's spent the past four years, Jackson Light just smiled as technical difficulties interrupted his National Signing Day moment.


Originally scheduled to formalize his earlier commitment at 10 a.m. MT, the Chargers' schoolwide signing ceremony was delayed as star quarterback Jaxson Dart had his mother hold his iPhone and livestream his decision to an ESPN2 broadcast.


And he was more than content with his choice, too, before he put pen to paper Wednesday morning on the first day of the NCAA early signing period.


Top-rated tackle Kingsley Suamataia formalized his commitment to the Ducks by signing at a ceremony held in Orem, and Kearns star safety Jeffrey Bassa added his own signature to cap a 20-player class in the Pacific Northwest.


The trio will join former Orem linebacker Noah Sewell, Jordan High grad Spencer Curtis and former Skyridge lineman Logan Sagapolo as Utahns in Eugene — and immediately follow Penei Sewell, the Desert Hills graduate who became the first Utahn to win the Outland Trophy , given to the best interior lineman in college football, since 1989 before declaring for the NFL draft this fall.


Oregon-bound center Jackson Light, middle, with Corner Canyon teammates after signing a letter of intent to play football for the Ducks, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Draper, Utah.






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