Looking Back at 2011 Recruiting Class

Who lived up to expectations, who exceed them and who flopped out.

Little To No impact
Part-time contributor
Starter
All Conference
All American

Siaosi Aiono
Will be in his third year as a starter in 2015 with the first two coming at right tackle and center. A versatile player that has turned into a coach on the field, Aiono has arguably been Utah's top offensive lineman the last two years and can turn that into a first team all conference nod this season.
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Isaac Asiata
Asiata redshirted his first year and then went out on a mission before returning before completing his service. Has been a part-time starter since 2013, but has a spot locked down going forward on the line. Has been up and down, but with two years left, can turn into an all conference guard.
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Tevita Bloomfield
Never played at Utah. A rugby player now.
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Joseph Bryant
Was a part-time special teams contributor before leaving Utah after three years, one of those being a redshirt.
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Anthony Denham
Battled injuries and never made much of an impact at Utah as a receiver, finishing with 35 catches over two years. A physical freak, Denham has been able to hang on with the Houston Texas in the NFL
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Seni Fauonuku
Redshirted as a freshman, but has been an impact player ever since. A part-time starter, Seni has his role on the team as a disruptive force in the middle of the defensive line. Not an every-down player, but has more than done his part for an undersized DT.
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Charles Henderson
Hasn't been able to crack the rotation much on defense, battling injuries at times. Had a role as a punt returner, but a disaster game against Washington back in 2012 had that job pulled from the kid from Louisiana. No longer on the team.
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Benji Kemoeatu
Never made it to Utah.
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Dan Kristensen
Served a mission and never made it to Utah.
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Harvey Langi
Never heard of him.
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Miles Mason
A late enrollee in the fall of 2011, but made an immediate impact in grabbing a starting job right away. Started 21 games over two years at both guards spots, often looking like Utah's best lineman at times
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Keith McGill
Early injuries and struggles at the safety spot turned into a blessing as McGill moved to corner as a senior in 2013 and put in an all-conference season. By the end of his senior year, the JC transfer was a lock-down corner, turning that into a big payday in the NFL Draft with the Raiders.
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Daniel Nielson
Was projected as a a future starter on the offensive line at tackle, but weight and athleticism issues, combined with some knee problems kept Nielson from meeting his potential. Eventually moved to defensive tackle as a situational player, making minimal impact. No longer on the team.
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Jared Norris
Will end up being a three years starter with a chance to make a run at all conference first team honors in 2015. Despite injuries, Norris has been a machine, racking up tackle after tackle and being a menace on the field. One of the most enjoyable Utes to watch play and a team leader.
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Jarrell Oliver
Struggled with ball security issues and blocking early on, followed by a rash of injuries. Left the team before the 2014 season.
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Nate Orchard
Came to Utah as a 190 pound athlete. Left as the Utah single season sack leader and an All American. Orchard's 2014 season was one of the best in the history of the program at any position as he dominated Pac 12 offensive tackles to the tune of 18.5 sacks, helping bring Sack Lake City to life.
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Quinton Pedroza
Utah flipped Pedroza from Arizona State late in the process, but never got anything out of him. Was a projected starter heading into the 2013 season, but multiple off the field issues resulted in his dismissal. Eventually went to Hawaii where he led the team in receptions with 59 in 2014.
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Jordan Robles
Served a mission and never made it to Utah.
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Eric Rowe
A four years starter for the Utes after grabbing a safety job as a true freshman and eventually turning into a corner by his senior year. Rowe didn't improve much from his first year to his fourth year, but was still a very good player that did a lot of things for the Utes and was a great representative of the University on and off the field.
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Travis Still
Still came to Utah as a receiver, also playing baseball. Moved to linebacker before giving up football for good.
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John White
Set a school record for single season rushing in his first year at Utah, taking a team with a severe lack of talent on his back and carrying them to 8 wins and picking up some all american honors along the way. Followed that up with another 1,000+ yard season as a senior. Wasn't the biggest, strongest, or fastest, but was always the toughest player on the field.
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Players That Beat Their Star Rating - 7
Players That Met Their Star Rating - 3
Players That Didn't Meet Their Star Rating - 11

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