Utah Recruiting Reset- Offense

Utah Recruiting Reset- Offense

With signing day less than two months away, who are the Utes targeting?

Recruiting Reset Offense

Quarterback (1-2)
Derrick Brown
Brown has been committed to the Utes since the summer and is doing his best to bring in other players with him. He's got very good size and athleticism, but needs to work on his mechanics if he's going to be successful at the next level. A project QB, but a prospect with a huge upside. (COMMITTED)

Brock Berglund
Berglund is committed to Colorado at the moment, but with the recent coaching change, he could open things up at some point. He's a perfect fit for the Utah offense. The Utes were in his final three before deciding on the Buffaloes over the summer. If he does open up his recruitment again, they should be a finalist. (Offered)

Nick Isham
Isham comes from So Cal powerhouse Westlake High out the Marmonte League, arguably the top high school football league in the country. Also the same league that produced current Ute Brian Blechen (as well as myself), so Isham has been playing against top competition. He doesn't have ideal size, but is a polished passer who runs an offense well. The type of under the radar recruit that comes in, surprises everyone, and just wins. He does have offers from Ivy League schools so he's a smart kid. (Offered)

Others to Watch:
BJ Sherril (Offered)
Colby Earl
Antavius Sims

Running Back (2-3)
Jarrell Oliver
Oliver is a speedy back who's very athletic and could move over to the defensive side of the ball as well. He's been committed to Utah for some time and is as solid in his commitment as any player in the class. (COMMITTED)

Harvey Langi
An immediate impact player and the top power back in the West for 2011. Langi has offers from all over the country and there's not a school out there that wouldn't take him. Stanford has been the team to beat from the beginning, and if he qualifies acamdeically, he'll play for the Cardinal, but the Utes are looking like the team to beat if he doesn't make it to Stanford. He'd be the crown jewel of the class if the Utes can land him. (Offered)

Adonis Ameen-Moore
Ameen-Moore is coming in for a visit shortly and rumors are swirling that he could commit to Utah on that visit (Weekend of December 17th). He's another power back, similar to Langi, but doesn't have the speed or agility that Langi has. Does want to play right away so how things shake out with Langi could ultimately determine where he goes. (Offered)

John White
White just finished up his visit to Utah last weekend and supposedly enjoyed his time on campus. He's a smaller back, but coming from the JC ranks could be ready to play immediately. There are rumors that he could make a decision this weekend after his visit to Mississippi, which might put the Rebels in the drivers seat, but Utah is still in the thick of it. (Offered)

Brandon Wright
Wright has good size and speed and should be rated higher in my eyes than he is. Utah has tried to get him in for an official, but it's unknown at this point if he'll make it to SLC. He has a few big offers and Cal seems to be the team to beat at the moment. (Offered)

Tevin Williams
Williams has been hard to get a gauge on and may wait until signing day to make a decision. He's waiting for bigger offers, but Utah is the highest profile program to offer him so far, so he may ‘settle' for the Utes in the long run. (Offered)

Others to Watch:
Storm Woods- Oregon State commit(Offered)
Ronnie Green
Matt Willis

Wide Receiver
Nate Fakahafua
Fakahafua has great size and athleticism, which could warrant the coaches trying him out at a few spots from wide receiver, to tight end, to even defensive end if he can add a bit more weight down the line. The second commit in the class for Utah is solid. (COMMITTED)

Charles Henderson
Henderson is tiny receiver with good speed in the mold of Jereme Brooks. He's coming from Louisiana and the draw to stay closer to home may be something that gets a decommit out of Henderson as we get closer to signing day, but he's solidly committed to Utah at the moment. (COMMITTED)

Travis Still
Still could end up being the best player in the class down the road. He's a great route runner, has very good hands, and understands the game very well. A candidate to come in and play right away. (COMMITTED)

Anthony Denham
Denham is the top JC receiver in the country with offers from all over. Similar in build and style to Randy Moss in his younger days. Wherever he lands, will likely be a starter from day one. His upside is limitless. Oregon is said to be the leader at this point, but Utah has their best recruiter in Morgan Scalley all over him trying to get an official visit. (Offered)

Antoine Arnold
Arnold has an impressive offer list, but will likely end up choosing between Cal and Washington. (Offered)

Rahsaan Vaughn
Vaughn is a JC transfer with very good speed, but is Oregon's to lose at this point. (Offered)

Rayshon Williams
Utah offered Williams early in the process, but haven't made a ton of progress with him lately. He's got quite a few offers at this point and isn't giving Utah much thought at the moment.(Offered)

J.J. Kelley
Kelley just picked up an offer from the Utes and is the high school teammate of Mike Baker and Robert Johnson. Johnson plans on making it to Utah for the 2012 season as a running back while Baker is one of the top QBs on the west coast for 2012 and is favoring the Utes at the moment. Their interest could go a long way to landing the speedy and athletic Kelley. (Offered)

Others to Watch:
Marcus Vaughn
Romon Bridges(Offered)
Richard Mullaney- Oregon State commit (Offered)
Imhotep Coleman (Offered)

Tight End (0-1)
Sam Meredith
Meredith is dying for a Utah offer. He's made it clear to the coaches that he would love to come visit and pick up an offer. That could happen in the next few weeks.

Offensive Linemen (4-6)
Daniel Nielson
Neilson is the biggest unknown on the line. He's got good size, but is a solid candidate to redshirt as a freshman. Solidly committed to Utah. (COMMITTED)

Isaac Asiata
Isaac Asiata is the cousin of Matt and Shawn Asiata and the first commit for 2011. He's got great size and feet and should compete for a spot in the two deep at guard right away. (COMMITTED)

Siaosi Aiono
Aiono is the cousin of Utah defensive lineman James Aiono. Will need a year int eh weight room to get rid of some bad weight, but could be very good down the line and is a solid commit.(COMMITTED)

Dan Kristensen
Kristensen has a mean streak a mile long and will be a great addition to the offensive line. Future left tackle of the future?(COMMITTED)

Ryan Nowicki
Nowicki's recruitment has blown up the past few months and he's getting offers form all over. While Utah looked like they had a shot early, the chances of him making it to Utah are looking unlikely at this point. (Offered)

Akeem Gonzales
Gonzalez may be better suited for the defensive side of the ball, but he's an athletic kid who plays hard. With offers from most of the Pac 10, the Utes will be hard pressed to land him, but it doesn't mean that they aren't trying. (Offered)

Others to Watch:
Ari Uzo-Okereke (Offered)
Miles Manson
Adam Sheffield

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