Utah State has received a verbal commitment from Central Florida cornerback Jaiden Francois. At press time it is unclear if Francois made an official visit to campus. Francois is a 6-foot-0 190-pound junior, who will join the Aggies for what is left of summer workouts and leading into fall camp. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining. During his three seasons at Central Florida, Francois played in 13 games, primarily on special teams, and was credited with two tackles. According to 247sports, coming out of South Dade High (FL), Francois was rated as the 273rd-best player in the country, the 28th-best safety in the country, and the 43rd-best high school player in the State of Florida. He originally received offers from Alabama-Birmingham,  Auburn, Central Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Florida A&M, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Miami (FL), Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, and Syracuse. Francois becomes the highest-rated player that has ever put on an Aggie uniform. He is the seventh transfer portal signing of the offseason, joining former Arizona State offensive tackle Ralph Frias, former Colorado cornerback Simeon Harris, former Bowling Green EDGE rush end Blaine Spires, former Wisconsin cornerback Al Ashford, former Oregon defensive tackle Sir Mells, and former byu linebacker Logan Pili. Francois entered the transfer portal on July 12th as a graduate transfer. With so many new defensive backs joining the Aggies for 2023, I expect Francois to compete for a major role immediately.