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Utah's football coaches are hitting the road for some recruiting since the Utes don't have a game this week. Already the visits are paying off for Utah. Jake Jackson, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound linebacker out of La Costa Canyon H.S. in Encinitas, Calif., committed to the Utes Thursday after a visit from running backs coach Dave Schramm. "I decided to go ahead and do it," Jackson said. "I've been thinking about playing for Utah for a long time so I'm excited." Johnson will go on a mission before enrolling at Utah. He also visited BYU, but said the Cougars couldn't win him over. "It just didn't feel right for me," he said. That Utah is now in the Pac-12 made Jackson's decision even easier. "That is the icing on the cake," he said. Jackson is the Utes' 12th commitment for their 2012 class.2012 Recruiting CommitmentsHunter Dimick*DL*Syracuse, Utah*Syracuse H.S.*6-4*250*Local player says he is solid on commitment to UtesMoses Folauhola*DL/LB*Hunter H.S.*West Valley City, Utah*6-0*240*Could play on the line or at linebackerChase Hansen*QB*Lone Peak H.S.*Highland, Utah*6-3*197*Expected to go on a mission before enrollingJake Jackson*LB*La Costa Canyon H.S.*Encinitas, Calif.*6-3*205*Chose the Utes over BYULio Lafaele*OL*Centennial H.S.*Corona, Calif.*6-4*315*One of several linemen from California committed to UtesAustin Lee*S*Alta H.S.*Sandy, Utah*6-0*185*Played corner for two years before switching to safetyDelshawn McClellon*WR*Gahr H.S.*5-9*165*Cerritos, Calif*Has committed to Utes but keeping his options openNua Poteki*OL*Brighton H.S.*Salt Lake City*6-5*310*Had a good showing at the All Poly CampKiha Sai*OL*Honolulu, Hawaii*Kamehameha School*6-5*300*Brother of current lineman Kapua Sai. Had a very good year as a juniorJustin Thomas*CB*West Orange-Stark H.S.*Orange, Texas*5-9*170*Had offers from Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma St.Sione Tupouata*DL*Snow College*Oakland, Calif.*6-4*255*Originally signed with Utes out of H.S. before going JC routeTravis Wilson*QB*San Clemente H.S.*San Clemente, Calif.*6-6*205*Picked the Utes over Washington