Costa Mesa High senior offensive lineman Andrew Albers has committed to play football at the University of Utah, where he will be a preferred walk-on, Mustangs Coach Jeremy Osso said Saturday night.
The 6-foot-8, 285-pound Albers wil enroll at Utah March 1 and begin spring practice March 7, Osso said.
"He chose this over going to smaller schools or Division I-AA," Osso said in a text. "He will have a great opportunity there. He will get second-team reps during spring."
As a left tackle, Albers allowed just five sacks in 441 pass-attempt situations in his final two seasons with the Mustangs. He was named Orange Coast League Co-Lineman of the Year this past season. Albers, who delivered 23 pancake blocks, is a two-time Daily Pilot Dream Team selection.
Albers, the top scorer for the Costa Mesa boys' basketball team this season, is in Utah, visiting the campus.
Albers' father Frank posted on his Facebook wall as his status: "In Salt Lake City with my son touring the University of Utah football facilities and meeting with some of the coaches. Great day!"