Tayler Katoa (Blair Angulo)

UteZone Big Board: 10/25

Breaking down the top 2017 recruits on UteZone's radar

It's been an eventful week for the Utes on the recruiting front, as Utah secured commitments from two Texas receivers, bringing the total of committed players for the class of 2017 to five. Although this recruiting class is expected to smaller than previous years, the Utes are still hot on the trail of a number of hot prospects. Here's the latest list of the top prospects on UteZone's radar for the class of 2017: 

Top Ten Prospects:

1 - Jay Tufele

http://www.scout.com/player/193616-jay-tufele?s=365

Notes: The top recruit in the state of Utah remains the top recruit on the Utes' board. Tufele is a high impact defensive tackle prospect that would be in the mix for a starting spot as a true freshman if he were to sign with the Utes. He is a frequent unofficial visitor to the Utah campus and has been to multiple games this season. 

2 - Tayler Katoa

http://www.scout.com/player/189914-tayler-katoa?s=365

Notes: The four star athlete plays quarterback for Layton, but is being recruited as a linebacker/defensive end. Katoa has terrific size and athleticism and would fit nicely into Utah's front seven. A number of Pac-12 schools have offered.  

3 - Jaylon Johnson  

http://www.scout.com/player/200039-jaylon-johnson?s=365

Notes: The Army All-American recently took an official visit to Salt Lake City and was wowed by what he saw. Utah has stiff competition in Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arizona State and USC, but they'll be in this one until the end.

4 - Michael Richardson

http://www.scout.com/player/200000-michael-richardson?s=365

Notes: Richardson is the best offensive lineman in the state of Utah and a top priority on the Utes' board. Washington and Oregon are the biggest contenders besides the Utes for his services. 

5 - Alden Tofa

http://www.scout.com/player/203774-alden-tofa?s=365

Notes: One of the top defensive linemen in the state of Utah, Tofa is considering Pac-12 programs such as Oregon and Washington as well as the Utes. Likely to serve an LDS mission prior to enrolling.

6 - Cole Clemens

http://www.scout.com/player/207557-cole-clemens?s=365

Notes: A big, powerful guard prospect, Clemens earned an offer during UTah's summer elite camp. Clemens is one of the top linemen in the state of Utah, and is considering in-state programs BYU and USU as well.  

7 - Jordan Agasiva

http://www.scout.com/player/189513-jordan-agasiva?s=365

Notes: One of the top JUCO offensive linemen in the country, Agasiva will visit Utah officially in the coming weeks. Auburn, TCU and Oregon State are also contenders for the talented lineman. 

8 - Tareke Lewis

http://www.scout.com/player/207764-tareke-lewis?s=365

Notes: Lewis officially visited Utah earlier this month and now includes the Utes among his favorites, along with Maryland. West Virginia is also in the picture. A decision is expected by early December. 

9 - Jordan Lolohea

http://www.scout.com/player/199211-jordan-lolohea?s=365

Notes: Another elite line prospect from the state of Utah, Lolohea has Utah among his leaders. Oregon State, BYU and Colorado are also contenders. Lolohea plans on serving an LDS mission before enrolling.

10 - Orlando Umana

http://www.scout.com/player/205976-orlando-umana?s=365

Notes: Umana is considering offers from a number of programs including Utah, Washington, Arizona, UCLA and Cal. Umana claims he'll visit SLC in December before making his final visit. 

The Next Ten:

11 - Bryan Thompson

http://www.scout.com/player/204068-bryan-thompson?s=365

12 - Anthony Luke

http://www.scout.com/player/207527-anthony-luke?s=365

13 - Levani Damuni

http://www.scout.com/player/190327-levani-damuni?s=365

14 - Victor Jones

http://www.scout.com/player/205469-victor-jones?s=365

15 - Casey Roddick

http://www.scout.com/player/198545-casey-roddick?s=365

16 - Miki Suguturaga

http://www.scout.com/player/208752-miki-suguturaga?s=365

17 - Taniela Pututau

http://www.scout.com/player/193710-taniela-pututau?s=365

18 - Corrion Ballard

http://www.scout.com/player/196399-corrion-ballard?s=365

19 - Michael Harley, Jr.

http://www.scout.com/player/199406-michael-harley?s=365

20 - Aliki Vimahi

http://www.scout.com/player/197441-aliki-vimahi?s=365

Missed the Cut: Josh Ali, Jax Wacaser, Elijah Blades, Mannie Netherly, Carmoni Green, Darren Hall, Nick Pickett, Mo Unutoa, Popo Aumavae, Tyler Batty, Chaz Ah-You, Ben Moos, Cartrell Thomas, Isaiah Dunn, Feleti Afemui, Trajon Cotton, Cyrus Habibi-Likio, Elijah Gates


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