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Wildcats Sign Three Golfers to Letters of Intent
OGDEN, Utah — Weber State men's golf coach Scott Erling has announced the signing of three Utah high school golfers to National Letters of Intent. Signing with the Wildcats are Dylan Chugg of Farr West, Jerzee Houston of Tooele, and Broderick Childs of Pleasant Grove.
“Overall, I'm really excited about this group,” said Erling. “These guys have a lot of natural, physical talent, and I think once we get a chance to work with them and fine tune a lot of their golfing skills, they've got a chance to be really good players for us for a long time down the road. We're fortunate to have them be a part of our Weber State golf family.”
Chugg is a four-time letterwinner from Fremont High School, who earned First Team All-State honors each of his four seasons. He was the 2014 and 2015 Region 1 Champion, and he finished in the top-10 at the 5A state tournament each of his four years, including runner-up finishes in both 2013 and 2014.
“Dylan has really had an outstanding junior career,” said Erling. “He's played high level junior golf for a long time. He's a big, strong kid and he's one of the most talented, gifted players that we've ever brought in. His junior career will bring him in very experienced competition-wise.”
Houston is a four-time letterwinner from Tooele High School who earned All-State honors in 2015. He finished fourth at the 2015 State Tournament while helping the Buffaloes to a second place team finish.
“Jerzee is a tall, athletic kid. He's been kind of a late bloomer. He had an outstanding summer in junior golf, and made it to the finals of the Utah state junior amateur. We're excited to have him, because he's got some physical gifts. He's 6'3″ and can really hit it. As he gets older and more mature, I think he's going to turn into a really good player.”
Childs is a four-year letterwinner from Pleasant Grove High School, who also lettered three times in basketball. He was a 2015 All-State Honorable Mention in both golf and basketball. He opened the 2015 5A State Championship tournament with a three-under-par 69 en route to a 28th place finish.
“Brody is going to be an interesting project,” said Erling. “He's been a basketball player, who recently turned more to golf. He's really big, a legitimate 6'6″. What's exciting about him is that he can do some things physically that just can't be taught. He's got a ways to go to catch up from a competition standpoint, because while he's played a decent amount of golf, he hasn't played a lot of high level golf, but we're excited to watch him develop. I think his team sport experience will make him a natural leader within the team as well.”
Chugg and Childs will both serve church missions immediately following high school, and will join the Wildcats for the 2018-2019 season, while Houston will join the team for the upcoming 2016-17 season.