Spencer Fano (55) celebrates after winning a 5A football state semifinal game 38-0 over Salem Hills at Cedar Valley High School in Eagle Mountain on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Fano announced his college commitment on Tuesday.
Yukai Peng, Deseret News
Four-star offensive tackle Spencer Fano has made his decision.
Fano, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive tackle from Timpview High School, will be playing college football at Utah.
He announced his decision on Tuesday night from his grandparents’ house.
“I’m a Thunderbird through and through, Thunderbird for life, and now I’m a Ute,” Fano said.
Fano chose the Utes over Clemson, Michigan and Oregon.
“I chose Utah because Utah was the very first school to believe in me,” Fano said.
Fano is rated as the second-best player from the state of Utah in the 2023 class by 247Sports, while Rivals rates him as the third-best player from Utah.
Overall, Fano is rated as the eighth-best offense tackle in the nation by 247Sports and the 19th-best offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.
He was named to the All-American Bowl team in November. The All-American Bowl features top high school players and will be broadcast on NBC on Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. MST.
Ahead of his Tuesday commitment, he received in-home visits from Utah, Michigan and Oregon, per his Twitter page. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Oregon coach Dan Lanning all visited Fano.
Fano had offers from 26 schools, including Clemson, Michigan, Oregon, BYU, Baylor, LSU, Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, Stanford, Tennessee, USC and Washington.
He made visits to Clemson, Michigan, Oregon and Utah, according to 247Sports. He chose between hats of those four teams on Tuesday, ultimately putting on the Utah cap.
Fano becomes the highest-ranked commitment of Utah’s 2023 class, with a 247Sports rating of 0.9401. He’s the second four-star commit for the Utes this cycle, joining offensive tackle Caleb Lomu, who has a 247Sports rating of 0.9294.
Overall, he’s the third offensive line commit for the Utes — Fano, Lomu and three-star Roger Alderman.