Looking at where Utah's recruiting stands on both sides of the ball

Looking at where Utah's recruiting stands with 3 months until signing day

Quarterback

The Utes have THREE QB commits in Neves and Huntley who both appear solid at this point, and new commit and JC transfer, Troy Williams. Huntley is a true dual-threat while Neves is a big-bodied kid with a huge arm that could end up playing one of a number of spots. Williams will compete for, and probably win, the starting spot right away. The Utes are done with their QB recruiting for 2016.

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Running Back

Utah has two backs on board with one being a high schooler and the other coming from the JUCO ranks. Both are diverse backs that run with a good combination of speed and power. Expect Utah to bring in one to two more back in the class, starting with one bigger boided power runner and a burner. They're in a great spot with their last three targets and may lead with all of them, but each guy can also play another spot if they need to, so you may see a scenario where the Utes take all three with Howe the mostly likely to change positions.


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Wide Receiver

With four commits on the board already, the Utes are in good shape, especially with their huge get in JC wide receiver Alec Dana. Blackmon could move over to the defensive side of the ball, but is being recruited as an athlete. Stovall is the big name on the board after decommitting from USC and after visiting, Utah looke like the leader. Manning is an under the radar guy that could end up being a good fit from the JC ranks. Utah will lkely take one or two more receivers in this class. Stovall and Manning are your best bets to land at Utah.

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Tight End

Fotheringham is a sign and send prospect and could end up being Utah's only tight end in this class as they're not aggressively pursuing anyone else at this time.

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Offensive Line

With a strong haul in the last class, the Utes don't need a ton of offensive linemen and will settle for 3 or 4. Bolles and Akingbulu are guys they'll make room for and Maea has built a strong relationship with the staff. Utah continues to do well with Bolles and is the leader according to some in the know. Bills is a guy that Utah is looking great for and will probably come down to Utah and Stanford. He could also end up at defensive end. 

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Defensive Line

Three defensive linemen on board, with others that that are considered linebackers now and could move into ends eventually, Utah is looking pretty good. They would like one more defensive end and at least one more guy inside. Kirby looks like an eventual commit, and we're surprised it hasn't happened yet. Utah has made strides to get back in well with Tupai and will throw everything they have at him. Martin and Williams both visited officially, but Williams looks solid to Washington, while we don't have a very good read on Martin.

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Linebacker

The Utes have three linebacker commits, but Hamilton could eventually move to defensive end. There aren't many prospects still out there that we're privvy to, and while Utah would like to bring in one more (preferably a JC guy that can play right away), they may stand pat now that Taufa is back as a commit.

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Cornerback

Hawkins is on board, and there is a good chance that Blackmon ends up at corner, but it's not a position where Utah needs a lot of guys with so much young depth on the roster right now. Burgess looks like a strong possibility and Matthews will continue to look around. Echols is a guy that really likes Utah, but they'll need to see him in person on a visit before determining whether or not he's a good fit.

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Safety

No commits yet at safety, but Simmons looks pretty good. He appeared to be a lock two months ago, but other schools have come calling as well, so while we're less confident, we do think he ends up at Utah. Jackson visited officially, which surprised a lot of people, and while it went well, USC looks like the leader.

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None

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Special Teams

Wishnowsky is on board and will take over for Hackett. Bernard visited officially and will likely come to Utah as a grayshirt, but is yet to commit, while he takes his officials. Unless he gets a better offer, the snapper from Arizona is likely coming to Utah.

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