The Utes should be all finished with their QB recruiting for 2012. A transfer or JC guy is possible late (spring) if Jordan Wynn's recovery ends up not going as well as planned. Regardless, the Utes have two guys that they are very happy with in Hansen (could contribute immediately) and Wilson (the project with tons of upside).
Chase Hansen- Committed
Hansen committed over the summer and has indicated that he'll graduate early, in time to be on campus for spring ball. He is the Gatorade State Player of the Year and will push for playing time early.
Travis Wilson- Committed
Wilson committed back in the spring and, like Hansen, will also be on campus early for spring ball. He has a ton of upside, and underrated athleticism, but is more of a project than an immediate contributor.
Ryan Jackson- Offered (Committed to Houston)
Utah has recently come into the picture with Jackson and will receive a visit in January. He's currently committed to Houston, but with Kevin Sumlin likely heading elsewhere, things could very well open up.
Kelvin York (JC)
York is in town this weekend for a visit to Utah, where an offer could get a quick commitment. The JC running back was committed to USC, but an injury led to them parting ways and now he's open again. He's favoring Washington at the moment, but Utah is in the thick of it.
Robert Lewis- Offered (Committed to SMU)
Lewis visited Utah last month, and by all accounts, things went well. He's committed to SMU though, and with June Jones staying, Lewis probably does the same.
Others To Watch:
George Morris- Offered
The wide receiver position was heavily addressed last year and isn't a huge priority this season. The Utes could very well stand pat with the one commit, and probably won't take more than two players unless they can get an elite athlete.
Delshawn McClellon- Committed
McClellon initally said he'd look around, even after committing to Utah, but has been staunch in his Ute support, and is even trying to get other Los Angeles area players on board. He'll visit in January.
Bryan Allen- Offered
Allen is looking to make a decision in the next week and has Utah at the top of his board. The Utes are battling against Wyoming and UTEP, but the relationship he's forged with Morgan Scalley and the fact that Utah is willing to try him at both receiver and DB is a selling point that will probably help Allen end in Salt Lake.
Others To Watch:
Kameron Taylor- Offered
Kiha Sai- Soft Commit
Things have changed with Sai as the Utah coaches have asked him to greyshirt, but to also look around to see if he can find a better situation that will allow him to come in immediately. San Diego State and Idaho are showing interest.
Marc Pouvave (JC)- Committed
Of the committed offensive linemen, Pouvave is the most likely to come in right away and compete for time. He's got a mean streak and finishes all of his blocks. Needs a little work on his technique, but could very well grab one of the starting tackle spots next year. He'll visit in January and likely in enroll in May.
Zach Lindsay- Committed
Lindsay flipped his commitment from BYU to Utah officially back in October after taking an official visit and will be a mid-year enrollee. He's still very raw, but has a lot of promise.
Nua Poteki- Committed
Poteki committed to Utah after their elite camp. He's a giant, with upside, but still a project. A sign and send kid, the mission will do him well.
Lio Lafaele- Committed
Lafaele committed late in the summer. He's battled a few injuries over his high school career, but is a big body with a mean streak. He will visit in January.
Alexandru Ceachir- Offered (JC)
Ceachir is visiting Utah this weekend and has the Utes very high on his list. The JC kid is a mid-year transfer and would immediately compete for a starting spot. The Utes are in a very good spot for him.
Jeremiah Poutasi- Offered
The last real hurdle for the Utes to clear was Oklahoma State, but after Poutasi cancelled his visit, there is nothing standing in the way of him becoming a Ute. The big tackle out of Las Vegas will announce his decision at the Offense/Defense All American Game on December 30th.
Hiva Lutui- Offered (Committed to UCLA)
Lutui has been committed to UCLA since August, but has always been high on the Utes. He'll be visiting Utah this weekend as well as USC in January, but the strong Polynesian culture at Utah will definitely help in the Utes' favor.
Carlos Lozano- Offered (JC)
Lozano just recently picked up a Utah offer (along with a UCLA offer) and will be visiting in January. He's high on the Utah program and will visit in January. Lozano is not a December graduate.
Matt Cochran- Offered
Cochran has the Utes in his final four and will visit in January. His body is enormous for a high school kid and he moves pretty well. Utah is still probably on the outside looking in with Cal and Auburn the rumored leaders, but gets the last shot at him for an official.
Junior Salt- Offered (JC)
The JC offensive lineman (who can also play DT) has family in the area and has always maintained that Utah is one of his leaders, if not the leader, but they are also battling Oregon State, Oklahoma, Florida, Miami, and Cal.
J.J. Dielman- Offered
Dielman had Utah in his home last week and has setup a visit for January. The Utes remain his top school and he'll announce in a few weeks what his intentions are. Utah is sitting very pretty for this under the radar prospect.
Brandon Fanaika- Offered
The top remaining local prospect on the board is Fanaika, who is getting ready to start taking visits. Fanaika has indicated that Utah leads and has even been pimping the U to cousin Jeremiah Poutasi. Unless the academic draw of Stanford or an unbelievable trip elsewhere can sway him, he's likely headed to Utah. Will visit in January.
Others To Watch
Jake Eldrenkamp- Offered
Simon Goines- Offered (Committed to Missouri)
Toye Adewon- Offered
Stan Hasiak (JC)
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