Previewing The Visits

Taking a look at each of the visitors coming to Utah this weekend


Filipo Mokofisi
The son of the former Ute by the same name, Mokofisi was the first commitment for the 2013 class. He's never wavered in his commitment and brings athleticism and an ability to play multiple positions. A candidate to head out on a mission right away.

Harrison Handley
Handley is a tight end with a high ceiling that will play the H-back role at Utah. The local product will enroll shortly and be on campus for spring ball.

Conner Manning
Manning was the first QB commit in the class and has held strong with Utah despite interest from others in the Pac 12.

Myron Aiava
Aiava has been committed to the Utes since the summer, but indicated that he might open things up once Roderick left. Now that he's staying, the DL is solid.

Leroy Tanoai
Tanoai is the younger brother of defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake and a guard with a lot of promise. Will head out on a mission before enrolling.

Troy McCormick
McCormick made his commitment to Utah public earlier this week and brings a lot of speed to the table. He'll be making his first visit to the Beehive State.

Haile Falemaka
Falemaka was one of the first commits in the Utah class and has firmly stuck with the Utes ever since. Could be a greyshirt candidate.

Sam Tevi
Tevi pulled the trigger over the summer and has been working on other Texas products trying to get them to Utah. He's a good player with a lot of upside that is a mission candidate.

Vili Levini
Levini committed to the Utes in November and has stayed faily solid despite growing interest from Utah State and then Wisconsin. The Utes would like to keep him and should be able to do so, but other teams are still trying.


Lowell Lotulelei
The younger brother of Star Lotulelei is a 3 star defensive tackle and one of the most important players still on the board for Utah. He's not tipped his hand at all throughout the recruiting process, but a good weekend will go far with Utah. Not expected to commit until closer to signing day, the final destination is far from being settled.

Salesi Uhatafe
Uhatafe doesn't have a great offer sheet, but his film is very impressive and could be the steal of this class if Utah gets him. Visiting with commit Sam Tevi and prospect Gauis Vaenuku, all three of whom play at the same high school, will be beneficial for the Utes in landing Uhatafe.

Sese Ianu
Ianu is the hardest read of the recruits visiting this weekend. We're told that Utah is in a good spot with him and could get a commitment. With Joe Kruger's departure, he could come in right away and compete for a starting spot. Ianu is the only JC player visiting.

Micah Thomas
If there is one guy that is most likely to commit this weekend, it's Thomas. He's long indicated that Utah is his leader, as well as his best offer. Expect a commitment either during the visit, or shortly after.

Gaius Vaenuku
Vaenuku has been all over the place with his top list of schools, but one thing has been consistent throughout, and that's Utah. The Utes have held strong and at or near the top for months. Visiting with a few teammates, including one that is committed, might push him to commit, but a decision isn't expect until closer to signing day.

Ute Zone Top Stories