Recruiting Reset: Offense

Taking a look at the Utah commits and targets on the offensive side of the ball


The Prospects
Donovan Isom (Commit)
With three quarterbacks brought in for the 2013 class, it wasn't imperative for the Utes to take another in 2014, but they found their man in Louisiana signal caller Donovan Isom. Isom has been tearing up the Bayou State ranks and is poised to make a solid leap when the next Scout recruiting rankings are released. Initially looked at as somewhat of a project after his commitment, the strides Isom has made over the summer have some thinking that he'll be ready to compete for the backup spot immediately after getting on campus, and others so high on the kid, they think he could push Travis Wilson. With Isom in the fold, and the danger of him flipping to another school almost non-existant, Utah isn't pursuing other quarterbacks at this time and will run with Isom.

Running Back
Running back isn't a huge position of need, especially with three high school backs coming in last year. Utah will monitor and take the right player if they get someone they consider elite, but missing out on the position entirely for 2014 won't be devastating.

The Prospects
Amone Finau (Commit)
While Finau is listed as a running back in our rankings, and for the sake of argument we'll leave him there, the local product almost certainly ends up on the defensive side of the ball. Finau is 100% committed to the Utes at this time.

Demario Richard (Offer)
Richard listed the Utes in his top six recently, and Utah is pursuing heavily. Even if they do get an official visit, Utah is trailing other schools in the race for Richard.

Tre Watson (Offer-Committed to Cal)
Watson has been committed to Cal for awhile, but he's opened things up a bit recently, and will visit Utah officially for the UCLA game. A good performance out of the team, and a solid visit will be important as the Utes are also battling the Bruins for his services. Watson's recruitment is going to come down to the end with the Utes being a serious player to flip him along with UCLA and Boise State.

Wide Receiver
The Utes need speed and they've got it with Snell and McNichols, while Singleton brings a nice combination of size and burst. Landing one more receiver would be ideal, and they want more speed. Utah is looking hard at the east coast, especially Florida as evidenced by the recent recruiting weekend that saw 5 players from the Miami area on a visit.

The Prospects
Raelon Singleton (Commit)
Singleton has been tearing it up in Texas this season and is solid to Utah with family ties to Brian Johnson. His size will be a red-zone weapon.

Jeremy McNichols (Commit)
McNichols is an interesting prospect that could play multiple positions, but wide receiver is the likely destination at Utah. He committed shortly after picking up an offer from Utah over the summer and is a big fan of Dennis Erickson.

Brandon Snell (Commit-JC)
Snell might end up being the top JC wide receiver prospect in the country this season and Utah got him after an official visit. The former Louisville signee has world-class jets and will be an instant impact player. With the Utah commitment, other schools will start sniffing around and the Utes will need to play defense.

Lamar Parker (Offer-Committed to West Virginia)
Parker visited Utah officially with a few teammates and came away impressed. The Utes didn't get him to flip his commitment from West Virginia and the further he gets from the visit, the less likely it is that he'll declare for Utah.

Others To Watch
Keyan Williams (Offer)
Sidney Jones (Offer-Committed to San Jose State)
Jordan Lasley (Offer-Committed to UCLA)
Deltron Hopkins (Committed to Appalachian State)

Shay Fields (Offer-Committed to Boise State)
Kenric Young (Offer)

Tight End
Harrison Handley, Greg Reese, Evan Moeia, and Siale Fakailoatonga came in with the 2013 class, but Utah is still going hard after tight ends for 2014.

The Prospects
Joe Tukuafu (Commit-Sign and Send)
Tukuafu is already on-board with the Utes grabbing a highly underrated local prospects. He'll head out on a mission before ever enrolling.

Dalton Schultz (Offer)
Schulz is the top target on the board, maybe at any position, and landing the top ranked tight end in the country would turn some heads. He's down to five schools with Utah being one of them, but Stanford continues to be the prevailing favorite. The Utes are doing well though and continue to be a player for his services. This is likely to come down to Stanford, Utah, and Notre Dame in the end.

Matt Bushman (Offer)
Bushman is another top priority for Utah, and has the Utes in his top three along with Arizona and BYU.

Offensive Line
With two offensive linemen in the fold, the Utes are looking at taking just one more. The two that they do have are elite prospects, but offensive line is one of the hardest position to recruit and the more prospects, the merrier.

The Prospects
Jackson Barton (Commit)
Barton has been committed to Utah for a year and a half and is not wavering in the least. He's as solid to the Utes as any player can be.

Kenyon Frison (Commit)
Frison committed to Utah back in the spring, surprising people as he came out of nowhere. Now he's blown up after great camp performances and is hearing from most of the Pac 12 with new offers coming in as well. Oregon and Washington are making serious pushes, and now UCLA is trying to get into the game. Utah will have their hands full holding on.

Tyrell Crosby (Offer-Committed to Oregon)
Crosby was down to the Utes and Ducks in the spring, visited both unofficially, and committed to Oregon. Utah is still trying with him though and hopes to get him for an official. Crosby has family in Salt Lake City and another visit could be enough to sway him.

Quinn Bailey (Offer)
Bailey is a bit of an under the radar prospect that plays hard, with a lot of nasty, and has good size. The Utes are pursuing heavily, and are at the top of the board for the kid out of Arizona.

Others To Watch
Andrew Mike (Offer)
Jon Sekona (Offer)
Morgan Richey (Offer)
Damien Mama (Offer)

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