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UteZone breaks down the top prospects on our board as Utah football enters a new year

It's a new year for Utah football. The season is over, the dead period has almost ended, and Utah coaches are about to embark on the three week recruiting frenzy that leads up to signing day. Today, UteZone revisits the big board to take a closer look at the prospects that Ute fans should be aware of.

UteZone Top Ten

1 - Jay Tufele

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

Notes: Army All-American is down to Utah, USC, Michigan, Ohio State and BYU. Utah gets his last official on January 27.

2 - Jordan Lolohea

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

Notes: Top in-state DE is looking hard at Utah, Washington, Oregon and BYU. Utes have made him a priority recruit. He'll take his official in January.

3 - Daniel Green

http://www.scout.com/player/201544-daniel-green?s=365

Notes: Former USC commit has been hearing a lot from Utah in recent weeks, and he's listening. He's expected to take an official to SLC on January 13.

4 - Javelin Guidry

http://www.scout.com/player/199787-javelin-guidry?s=365

Notes: Former Houston commit and California speedster has Utes among his favorites. He'll take an official visit to Utah on January 13. 

5 - Jhavonte Dean

http://www.scout.com/player/191804-jhavonte-dean?s=365

Notes: Bama commit is looking hard at Utah, Arizona State, and Miami. He visited the Utes back in October. 

6 - Marquise Blair

http://www.scout.com/player/188033-marquise-blair?s=365

Notes: Supremely athletic JUCO safety can play SS or LB at the next level. Utah is looking to bring him in on a visit in January. 

7 - Levani Damuni

http://www.scout.com/player/190327-levani-damuni/recruiting?year=2016&s=365

Notes: High profile in-state LB prospect deciding between Utah, Stanford, Virginia, Utah State and BYU. Will visit Utes in January.

8 - Miki Suguturaga

http://www.scout.com/player/208752-miki-suguturaga/recruiting?year=2016&...

Notes: Athletic Hawaii DE is deciding on offers from Virginia, Arizona State, Washington State, and Utah. Will visit Utah on January 27.

9 - Joe Tryon

http://www.scout.com/player/207683-joe-tryon?s=365

Notes: Wazzu commit visited Utah in November and plans to visit the Cougars on January 13 and Oregon on January 20 before making his final decision. 

10 - Eno Benjamin

http://www.scout.com/player/191754-eno-benjamin/recruiting?year=2016&s=365

Notes: Army All-American has narrowed his list to Utah, Arizona State, Texas, Missouri and Nebraska. He'll announce at this week's game. 

Next In Line

11 - C.J. Verdell  

http://www.scout.com/player/205703-c-j-verdell?s=365

12 - Beau Corrales

http://www.scout.com/player/203907-beau-corrales?s=365

13 - Aliki Vimahi

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

14 - Noah Elliss 

http://www.scout.com/player/196185-noah-elliss?s=365

15 - Jax Wacaser

http://www.scout.com/player/205899-jax-wacaser?s=365

16 - Bryan Thompson

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

17 - Taniela Pututau

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

18 - George Moore

http://www.scout.com/player/174983-george-moore?s=365

19 - Cyrus Habini-Likio

http://www.scout.com/player/204602-cyrus-habibi-likio?s=365

20 - Gavin Holmes

http://www.scout.com/player/203802-gavin-holmes?s=365


Missed the Cut: Wylan Free, Kevaughn Dingle, Mo Unutoa, BJ Thompson, Jaxson Kirkland, Juliano Falaniko, Elijah Blades, Leroy Henley, Nick Ford, Jalen McKenzie, DeAndre Wilder, DJ Johnson, Isaiah Dunn, Alden Tofa, Zimari Manning, Langi Tuifua


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