With only three QBs on the roster in 2016, the Utes will be aggressive on the market.

The Utes will be heavily pursuing a quarterback in the 2017 class. We look at the early candidates

Utah enters 2016 with only three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster with only one of them an underclassmen, so they'll need at least one high school signal caller in this cycle, and possible two. They continue to target players with dual-threat ability with that being the direction they want the offense to continue to go.


Burmeister is an Arizona commit, but with RichRod's son jumping on board with the Wildcats as a quarterback commit as well, Burmeister may be inclined to open things up eventually.

Tagovailoa is the top quarterback prospect out of the state of Hawaii in quite some time. Utah will make an effort, but the LA schools will be hard to beat on this one.

Gebbia has cut his list down to a top 5 that doesn't include Utah, but with it still being a year out, those lists often change. Still, he's a very unlikely Utah commit.

Katoa is the most likely candidate to end up a Ute, but he's most likely destined for another position. A tremendous athlete, the local prospect has a sister that play volleyball at Utah and at this time, we expect him to join her in Salt Lake City,

Davis is the big quarterback prize out there that Utah is targeting, and landing him would be quite the coup. He's a tremendous athlete with a big arm and plays for a big-time Texas program. Why do the Utes have a chance? Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor, and Texas A&M, and TCU all have 2017 quarterback commits already, something that could drive Davis outside of the region. A long shot? Yes, but still plenty of time for Utah to make an impression.

The last three quarterbacks at San Clemente High school? Travis Wilson, Sam Darnold, and now Jack Sears. Sears has show a strong interest in the Utes and is probably the most realistic of the high profile quarterbacks. Utah was his first offer and he's been out to Salt Lake City for a visit. Expect this to be the guy they throw the most time at during the process.

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