Quarterback Luke Falk leaving Oaks Christian, returning to Logan

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Three football games into an experiment that moved a family from Logan to an opulent Los Angeles suburb and thrust a small-town quarterback into the national spotlight, Luke Falk will return to Utah.

The junior, who has an offer from Florida State, played unevenly in two games as the starter at Oaks Christian in Westlake Village, Calif., the school that produced quarterbacks Jimmy Clausen and Nick Montana, before losing his starting job to a sophomore last weekend.

Falk's father, Mike, said late Monday that the decision to return to Logan was based on the personal impact of moving to Southern California.

In starts against Bellevue (Wash.) and Agouca (Calif.), Falk was 1-1 as a starter, and completed 27-of-53 passes for 317 yards. He threw three interceptions against two touchdowns.

Falk will return to Logan High School, where the undefeated Grizzlies have emerged as the 4A state favorites behind Utah State-commited quarterback D.J. Nelson. Last year, as a sophomore, Falk split time at QB with Nelson. Due to Utah High School Activities Association bylaws, Falk is unlikely to be eligible to play until next fall.

Bill Oram