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Newton’s D.J. Dean Visiting North Texas, No Longer Committed to Utah

Newton ATH D.J. Dean. (Courtesy Beaumont Enterprise)

Newton two-way standout D.J. Dean told on Friday that he’s no longer committed to Utah.

Dean, who committed to Utah on July 27, was visiting North Texas when he messaged the news via Twitter.

Dean has a lengthy offer list: Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Illinois, Lamar, McNeese State, North Texas, SFA, Tulane, Utah, UTEP, UTSA, and Washington State (per Newton coach W.T. Johnston). He’s scheduled to visit Texas State on Jan. 25 and Baylor on Feb. 1 (per

Dean, who was committed to Utah as a defensive back, started at quarterback and in the secondary for Newton this season. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete ran for more than 1,000 yards and threw for more than 1,000 yards, accumulating 31 total touchdowns.

Defensively, Dean had 34 tackles, four interceptions, one forced fumble, and one kick block.

Dean is ranked No. 10 on the latest ETSN 25 recruiting rankings.

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