2015 Position Analysis & Recruiting Needs: WR

We look at Utah's 2015 wide receiver group and needs for the 2015 recruiting class

Wide Receiver
Kenneth Scott (Sr)
Brian Allen (Jr)
Delshawn McClellon (Jr)
Dominique Hatfield (Jr)
Kenric Young (R-Fr or So)
Raelon Singleton (R-Fr or So)

So many questions as to what the roster and/or depth chart will look like going into 2015. Dres Anderson will be gone, so the Utes will have to replace their best receiver. There's a possibility of Kaelin Clay being granted another year, but that's unlikely. Kenneth Scott will have another year, but he could bounce if he's productive and gets a solid NFL grade. If all three are gone, the Utes are likely replacing their top three ball catchers from 2014. Yikes.

Brian Allen has made great strides in the offseason, but we were hearing the same thing last year, so it's wait and see with him. Dominique Hatfield is the most experienced guy having played as a true freshman and could be a big play threat, but the jury is mostly out and he recently tweeted about getting some run at cornerback coming up. Delshawn McClellon has yet to show anything in his time at Utah, but is still fairly young.

Raelon Singleton and Kenric Young are both receivers with good size who will be freshmen this season. A redshirt it likely for both, but with the lack of proven depth behind Scott, Anderson, and maybe Clay, they may be pressed into duty out of need. There's also the possibility of someone like Troy McCormick moving to wide receiver as well.

Utah has two wide JC receivers committed in the 2015 class, and a third in Alfred Smith, that could end up catching passes. You always hold your breath on junior college guys as academics end up getting in the way much of the time. Both Corey Butler and Brandon Snell are burners, and Snell is the kind of guy who has the talent to be an upper level Pac 12 receiver instantly.

The wide receiver group out West and in Texas and Louisiana is solid with plenty of depth. The top end guys aren't there, but Utah generally isn't in play for them anyways. They'll be able to pitch immediate playing time next season with the top players on the current roster clearing out after 2014.

Utah Should Take: 4
Utah Will Take: 3 or 4

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