The ink is barely dry on the LOIs for the recruiting class of 2017. However, there is little rest for the Utah football program as they turn their attention to the class of 2018. One of the early trends that we see for 2018 is the fact that the talent pool in the state of Utah will be especially deep.
Today, UteZone takes an early look at the top 10 in-state prospects for the class of 2018 that are on the radar.
1 - Penei Sewell
Notes: A long offensive tackle prospect out of St. George, Sewell has offers from just about every team in the country.
2 - Tennessee Pututau
Notes: A cousin to the three Pututau brothers that have already signed with Utah, Pututau is a gifted athlete with a handful of P5 offers.
3 - Salua Masina
Notes: The youngest of the Masina clan is already an elite linebacker prospect with multiple Pac-12 offers.
4 - Junior Angilau
Notes: Big, long offensive tackle prospect, Angilau is arguably the best offensive linemen on a very talented East offensive line.
5 - Sam Vakalahi
Notes: A strong offensive line prospect with multiple Pac-12 offers. Can play offensive guard or defensive tackle.
6 - Paul Maile
Notes: Standout defensive tackle with offers from multiple P5 schools as well as ever in-state FBS program.
7 - Jackson Cravens
Notes: Big defensive tackle with offers from Utah and Vanderbilt.
8 - Cameron Latu
Notes: Explosive linebacker that is among the hottest recruits in the state. Recently visited Alabama and received an offer.
9 - MJ Tafisi
Notes: Stalwart hard-hitting middle linebacker prospect that received an offer from Utah this week.
10 - Jonny Fanaika
Notes: Explosive defensive end prospect that has offers from all three in-state FBS programs.
Just Missed the Cut: Moa Heimuli, Nathan Latu (BYU commit), Connor Pay (BYU commit), Jaren Kump (BYU commit), Camm Cooper