Dallas Lloyd has recently garnered a lot of interest and offers and has subsequently made a lot of…
Late Summer Commit?
Dallas Lloyd, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound four-star quarterback from Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, Utah, plans on making an early commitment but probably not as early as he initially planned. "I plan on going to check out some more schools this summer," Lloyd said. "I think that'll definitely help me with my decision. My plan is to commit before summer ends. I think by then it'll just come to me." So if Lloyd commits early does he still expect to take official visits? "I don't think so," he said. "I think once I commit that'll be it. "Right now it's hard to pick a leader," Lloyd insisted. "They all seem to have things I'd like. "I'm looking to play for great coaches that I have a good relationship with," he said. "I also want to make sure I find an offense that fits me and uses my skills the best way possible." Although Lloyd denies a frontrunner, he labels BYU, Utah and Stanford as his top three. He attended the junior days at BYU and Stanford and was at the Utah spring game. "BYU is in our backyard," Lloyd said. "It's only like five minutes away and I've always liked BYU." Despite their proximity, he says he distance will not be a factor. "BYU has great coaches and they always seem to produce really good quarterbacks," Lloyd said. "They originally offered me as an athlete, but then changed it to quarterback. I feel like I've got a real good relationship with them already." The Utes are only 40 minutes from Lloyd's house and he says he enjoyed their spring game. "It was really cool," he said. "I've been there before for practices and stuff and I really like the offense they run," Lloyd said. "I think I'd fit in really well there. It's just a perfect system for me." Both the Cougars and Utes will have to battle with Lloyd's Pac-10 favorite, Stanford. "I went to their junior day and it was amazing," he said. "It was better than I thought it would be. It's a really cool place and the campus is very pretty. I heard a lot of great things about Stanford before I got there and in person it's just even better." Lloyd, ranked as the No. 15 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, says he's impressed by the potential of Cardinal football. "They've been recruiting really well the past few years and I think they'll be making a run in the Pac-10 in the next few years." Lloyd was also impressed by Stanford's reputation in the classroom. "The academics are some of the best," he said. "It was great because we got to sit in on a class and talk to some professors. That was definitely a highlight." The Cardinal was the first school to offer Lloyd in February and haven't backed off since. The two other programs in Lloyd's top five are Miami and Nebraska and both have also offered. He hasn't had a chance to visit either the ‘Canes or Huskers, but admits that the ‘Canes were one of his favorite programs growing up as a kid. "It's cool because a lot of the schools that I remember watching as a kid have offered me," he said. "That's been a lot of fun to get to know them and everything. "I think my friends are most impressed with my offer from Nebraska," he said. "That was big. "I love how everyone seems to go nuts for Nebraska," he said. "They are a powerhouse program with some great tradition. I think the coaches have a lot going for them and they're definitely on the right track." Lloyd says he also has offers from Wyoming, Tulsa, Syracuse and Utah State. He says that several schools have already been by his school for spring practice as well. "BYU, Utah, Oregon, Miami and Stanford have all been by here already," he said. "More are supposed to be coming." Lloyd is LDS but says he's uncertain whether he'll be going on a mission or not. He finished his junior season with 1,689 yards passing for 15 touchdowns and only four interceptions. "I'm a great leader and I can scramble well and make plays," he said. "I have a quick release and a strong and accurate arm. I'm a dual-threat quarterback. "But I really want to improve my footwork and my drops," he said. "I've been working on that a lot and just doing a lot of drills and stuff." He says he can bench 265-pounds. Lloyd reports a perfect 4.0 core GPA and is taking the ACT in June.
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