With the season starting to draw to a close and the bye week behind them, Utah coaches are starting to push to complete the recruiting class of 2017. The bye week enabled Utah coaches to refine their recruiting priorities and re-evaluate prospects that they feel can make the most impact in the Pac-12. Here is the latest look at the players that should be on Ute fans' radars:
TOP TEN PROSPECTS
1 - Jay Tufele
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
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 - Michael Richardson
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.
4 - Tareke Lewis
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.
5 - Jordan Lolohea
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.
6 - Jordan Agasiva
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.
7 - Levani Damuni
Notes: One of the best defensive athletes in the state of Utah this year, Damuni's season was hampered by an injury. That said, the Utes are still pushing hard for the talented linebacker.
8 - Cole Clemens
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.
9 - Bryan Thompson
Notes: Thompson recently visited Salt Lake City and was blown away by his experience. He still has trips to Oregon and Washington State on tap, but the Utes are definitely in the game for the talented athlete.
10 - Orlando Umana
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 - Marquise Blair
12 - Corrion Ballard
13 - Casey Roddick
14 - Miki Suguturaga
15 - Taniela Pututau
16 - Victor Jones
17 - Mo Unutoa
18 - Joe Tryon
19 - Aliki Vimahi
20 - Kendall Sheffield
Missed the Cut: Jax Wacaser, Jhavonte Dean, Isaiah Dunn, Anthony Luke, Deommodore Lenoir, Carmoni Green, Alden Tofa, Noah Elliss, Michael Harley, Jr., Mannie Netherly, Zimari Manning, Darren Hall, Tyler Batty, Chaz Ah-You, Ben Moos, Elijah Blades, Elijah Gates, Cyrus Habibi-Likio