El Cerrito’s Marcellus Pippins commits to Utah

I just talked with El Cerrito High football star Marcellus Pippins, and he said he has made an oral commitment to the University of Utah.
“I talked about it with my mom and dad last night and decided to make a decision,” Pippins said.
Pippins took an official visit to Utah last week.
“I loved it. I loved everybody around the town and the school,” Pippins said. “The fans were electric. Everything was fun.”
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Pippins said that Utah is looking at him as a cornerback, kick returner and punt returner. Pippins took the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown in the Gauchos’ 59-6 victory over Berean Christian on Oct. 5.
Pippins said that he is unsure if he will take official visits to Washington State and UCLA.

Phil Jensen

  • Trudat

    He’s the truth. Congratulations to a deserving kid. Good luck to you on the rest of the season and in college.

  • ManDown

    Congratulations! Utah got a hellava football plsyer and DB is where he belongs! I hope EC takes it all in Div 3 this season!

  • N-Ya

    Congrats to him and his family!!! College paid for in this challenging financial climate is huge!!! EC is on the map again!!! #PAC 12

  • Oh Boy

    Congrats to Pippins. Good pick up for Utah. The Campolindo and Salesian games were monster games for him and he should only get better

  • S1lverngreen

    Excellent! Congratulations Mr. Pippins!

  • Going_4_3

    Hey this what these kids work so hard for and it’s nice to see the path has been set for this individual. Be the example others can follow and good luck at Utah. This is what I would tell this kid if I knew him.

  • teeazaleezy

    great example of sum1 who puts the work in!!!! ON AND OFF THE FIELD… congrads 2 u and the entire program… scouts have been noticing a lot of great things going on with this program. im sure this is the 1st of many of the gauchos to get offers. HARD WORK DOES PAY OFF!!!! the coaching staff has dun a hella of job with these STUDENTS. keep up the good work pippins… and the rest of the SQUAD!!!!


    congratulations to another fine player built EC Tough! Huge respect to the coaching staff for producing a successful young man that will bring joy and PRIDE to the school of El Cerrito and the city of Richmond. Congratulations, young man; God bless you in your future endeavors.