Running Back- 3
Wide Receiver- 2
Tight End- 2
Offensive Line- 3
Defensive Line- 2
Defensive Tackle- 1
Special Teams- 1
Of the 23 commits on board, you can expect a couple of players not to end up at Utah, either due to a decommitment, or because they end up not being the right fit for the Utes. Utah will certainly greyshirt a few of their incoming players as well, giving them more flexibiity in the class.
With two QBs in the class, and one early entry, the Utes are done.
Running Back- None (But will take elite prospect)
Three running backs in this class, including a JC player, and Utah is happy with what they have. A big bruising guy like Lavon Coleman, who will visit in January, is all they will take.
Wide Receiver- 1
Utah has two receivers in this class, and isn't desperate for another one, but will take an elite player. Some of the corners they have committed can also flip over to the offensive side of the ball and play receiver, so the need is minimal.
Tight End- None
Two tight ends are in, with one out of high school and the other from the junior college ranks. Utah won't take another tight end.
Offensive Line- 1 to 2
Utah hasn't had a ton of success with the offensive line in the 2013 class, but did grab a JC linemen that wil be able to come in right away and compete. They'll take one to two more high schoolers, and may end up taking one more JC player as well, but that's not likely.
Defensive Tackle- 2 to 3
There is a huge need at defensive tackle, more than at any other position, and so far Utah, is struggling. Myron Aiava will likely end up playing tackle, but that's not a certainty, and he's a project player. The Utes desperately need immediate impact guys, and at the DT spot, those generally come from the junior college ranks, where they'd have to bring in at least one guy. There is also a need for high school tackles to help build depth. A few high end prospects are still out there, and Utah will take two more if they can get them.
Defensive End- 1
The defensive end spot is somewhat fluid as the Utes have been trying to bring in a lot of OLB/DE type of guys. Some of the guys crrently slated at defensive end could end up playing linebacker and vice versa. Utah would like at least one more defensive end, and that will most likely come from the high school level.
Linebacker isn't a huge need with all of the young depth on the team right now. Uaea Masina is an early entry and fills the need for more athleticism, while some of the defensive end commits could end up here as well. Utah will probably end up taking only 1 more natural linebacker, but might not take any.
The immediate need at cornerback has been filled with Davion Orphey already signed. He's a very good junior college corner who will compete for a starting spot right away. Now, the Utes look to the high school ranks for high level players. There are four prep corners on board, but Hatfield, Henderson, and Dean could all eventually end up on offense. Utah lost their top four corners this year and would love to grab an instant impact corner right out of high school. A guy like Jermaine Kelly would be a nice fit.
Safety- None (But will take elite prospect)
They got they guy they wanted in Tevin Carter and won't take anyone else unless it's an elite high school player. Utah is most likely done at safety.
Special Teams- None (But will take kicker)
Kicker Andrew Gantz has named the Utes as his favorite, but has been receiving interest from all over in recent weeks. He's the only specialist still on the board.
This has Utah bringing in 8 to 10 more commitments. Once a few current commits move on, Utah will be end up with a class around 30 and will figure out the numbers, who greyshirts, and where to classify everyone in the spring and summer.
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