It appears Jaylin Bannerman and Cash Gilliam will be teammates once again.
Bannerman, a tall outside linebacker, announced his commitment to Utah State’s football team Thursday on Twitter. Bannerman and Gilliam, who signed with the Aggies last month, were teammates at Kentucky and then Arizona Western Junior College.
“Beyond blessed to say I’m committed to Utah state university,” Bannerman posted on Twitter.
Like Gilliam, Bannerman spent two years at Kentucky before transfering to Arizona Western — a program that was disbanded following the 2018 campaign. Like Gilliam, a safety who is currently enrolled at USU and is competing in spring camp, Bannerman will have two years of eligibility remaining.
During his time at Arizona Western, Bannerman was offered scholarships by FBS programs UMass, Akron, UTEP, Liberty and Western Kentucky. The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder at one time had verbally commited to UMass.
As a sophomore at Arizona Western, the Ohio native made 28 tackles, finished with 1.5 sacks and recovered a fumble in 11 games. Bannerman, who never played in a game during his two seasons at Kentucky, was a 3-star recruit in high school.
USU TRACK & FIELD
Utah State star throwers Kyle Morris and Brenn Flint were honored by the Mountain West earlier this week. Morris was selected as the Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, while Flint received the same award on the women’s side.
It is the third time Flint has received this weekly award, and the first time for Morris.
Morris won the javelin and shot put at the UC Irvine Collegiate Classic last weekend with personal record efforts in both events. The native of Hillsboro, Oregon, now ranks fourth all-time at USU in the javelin with his mark of 224 feet, 5 inches, and eighth all-time in the shot put (59-5).
Additionally, the junior currently holds down the No. 1 spot in the Mountain West in both events, plus ranks ninth nationally heading into this weekend’s meets.
Like Morris, Flint reigned supreme in a pair of events — the shot put and discus — at the UCI meet. The senior finished with marks of 52-10.75 in the shot put and 165-3 in the discus.
Flint, a two-time honorable mention All-American in the shot put, sits atop the conference in both events, plus ranks second nationally in the shot put and 18th in the discus. Flint is the program’s record holder in the indoor and outdoor shot put.
USU’s home Mountain West opener against UNLV was postponed Friday afternoon due to inclement weather. The teams are hopeful to play a doubleheader Saturday at Johnson Field, starting at noon.
Any further schedule announcements will be available on utahstateaggies.com and on the USU softball social media pages.