Utah State received a verbal commitment from former university of utah quarterback Bryson Barnes. Barnes is a 6-foot-1 209-pound junior who has two seasons of eligibility remaining which includes a COVID season. In three seasons at utah Barnes played in 24 games with 10 starts and totaled 181 completions out of 301 attempts for 2,025 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. He also logged 111 carries for 391 yards and three more touchdowns. He will be joining the Aggies for the 2024 season and will enroll at Utah State in January. Upon announcing his departure from utah, according to 247sports he is rated as the 405th-best transfer portal player in the country and the 50th-best quarterback in the transfer portal. Coming out of Milford High (UT), Barnes originally held preferred walk-on offers from the university of utah, Utah State, and Washington State. Barnes is the eleventh transfer portal signing for the Aggies and the twenty-fourth commitment/signing overall for the Aggies 2024 recruiting cycle, joining former university of utah linebacker Jadon Pearson, former University of Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras, former University of Pittsburgh offensive lineman Trey Andersen, former Baylor University offensive lineman George Maile, former Arizona State University linebacker Will Shaffer, former Oklahoma State University defensive tackle Ricky Lolohea, former Kent State defensive tackle Macy “Taz” Williams, former University of Buffalo linebacker Shaun Dolac, former University of Oklahoma cornerback DJ Graham, and former University of Charlotte defensive tackle Miguel Jackson, junior college players Hutchinson CC (KS) cornerback Mason Edwards, Bulter CC (KS) EDGE rush end Marlin Dean, Golden West CC (CA) safety Terrell Taylor, Golden West CC (CA) safety Marquis Brown, East Central CC (MS) cornerback EJ Fisk, Navarro CC (TX) offensive lineman Jared Pele, Golden West CC (CA) defensive tackle Braydon Bailey and Fullerton CC (CA) EDGE rush end CJ Nesmith, and high school commits Casteel High (AZ) offensive lineman Camden Jury, Lehi High (UT) tight end Grayson Brousseau, Corner Canyon High (UT) wide receiver Tate Kjar, and Mater Dei High (CA) linebacker Tanner Williams.