Utah's attempt at keeping them in-state is off to a solid start with their only 2017 commit coming from the Beehive State. They'd like another one in West Jordan defensive end Alden Tofa.
"My recruitment is going well. I'm just enjoying the process right now."
With offers from Utah, BYU, Utah State, Oregon State, Colorado, and UNLV, Tofa will have plenty of options, with more coming.
"I'm also hearing from Virginia, Stanford, Washington State, Washington, and Notre Dame."
Despite the six offers, Tofa doesn't have any favorites, and may be inclined to eventually leave the state.
"I'm 50/50 on whether or not I want to play out of state. I like the idea of a new experience. I want a place that feels like home though, so I'm not sure yet."
Tofa has spent time at Utah and is developing a relationship with the staff.
"Coach Ena is the one that is recruiting me from Utah. I visited up there for one of their practices this spring and really like the facilities. My mom's cousin is also on the staff there (Alema Fitsemanu)."
The 6'5" 245 pounder is also impressed by Utah's ability to put defenders in the NFL.
"The school that can help me get the farthest is important to me."
After posting a 9 sack season as a junior, Tofa is excited to build on that in 2016, but won't let his recruitment get in the way of another big season.
"I'm going to wait until after my senior season to make a decision on where I want to play."