The October 10, 2001, edition of Salt Lake Tribune reported that 6-10 junior big man Stefan Zimmerman committed to Utah.
The story is no longer available online. Here are some excerpts:
HEADLINE: With Only Junior Varsity Experience, Zimmerman Takes Utes' Scholarship> (emphasis added)
"Six-foot-10 Stefan Zimmerman of Mountain View High has never played varsity basketball, but he has accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Utah."
"Ute coach Rick Majerus 'seemed pretty happy' to receive the commitment, said Zimmerman, who turned 16 in March."
"Zimmerman is a junior. He was only allowed to play on the junior varsity team as a sophomore last year because of Utah High School Activities Association rules regarding eligibility for transfers."
"His transfer from Orem to Mountain View 18 months ago caused a stir in Utah County because at the time he was projected to surpass 7-feet and become the state's next great prep basketball superstar. Coaches described his play on Mountain View's JV squad as solid, though not spectacular."
"Zimmerman visited Majerus at Utah about two weeks ago and also visited Brigham Young coach Steve Cleveland."
"Zimmerman's father, Steve, said Stefan also had solid offers from Colorado State and Ohio State and had drawn "more than casual interest" from at least 30 other schools."