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Record-breaking running back out of Covington picks Utah

Brumfield will sign Wednesday morning. (FOX 8 photo) Brumfield will sign Wednesday morning. (FOX 8 photo)
COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) -

Devin Brumfield shattered every rushing record in his four years at Covington High School. Racking up over 6,000 yards on the ground, and finding the end zone 70-plus times. So Utah must be thrilled Brumfield signed with the Utes today.

"Just based off what I saw of them from last season, the way they run the ball, I watch their back Zack Moss, he reminded me of me when he runs," Brumfield told the Times-Picayune. . "I feel like if I can get into the offense, I could be just as successful. ... When I got there, the chemistry I had with the coaching staff and some of the players I was able to get around, I knew that was a place I could succeed on and off the field."

Covington Head Coach Greg Salter feels Utah got a great one.

"He could take that for granted, but he never has," said Covington Coach Greg Salter. "He never misses a day. Whether it's summer workouts, whether it's 7-on-7, any offseason training, works extra in the evenings. His body of work on the field obviously speaks for itself. On the field you're getting a model of consistency with him."

It appeared Brumfield was headed to Texas Tech. He was a verbal commitment for over a year, but then running backs coach Jabbar Juluke said he was leaving the program, and that changed everything. 

"At first I thought that was best for me," said Brumfield. "Then I was thinking it out, and trying to get that best fit for what I do. What I do at the running back position. I felt that was a place for me. With the absence of Coach Juluke, when he left, that was a big part of it all.

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