A few states the Utes are starting to explore are Oklahoma and Missouri. Colorado is another state the Utes have been chasing prospects for quite some time.
So will it prove to be beneficial down the road? Only if two things happen: A) Utah wins and proves that recruits will get a chance to play in bowl games and, B) the effort is put forth by the coaching staff on the recruiting trail.
Do not doubt coach Meyer when it comes to recruiting. He is an excellent recruiter, especially one-on-one in the all-important in-home visit that often times determines where a recruit will finally decide to go to college.
Speaking of big-time recruits, wide receiver Marquis Johnson of Hutchinson, KS Junior College is tentatively slated to officially visit the Utes after the season. He signed with Texas out of Centennial High School in Champaign, Ill.
Another name to remember: Brian Johnson, a quarterback from Texas that the Utes really like.