Hits: Signed some very good offensive line prospects. Most notably Ryker Mathews from American Fork HS, Stehly Reden from Valley Center, Calif., and Ului Lapuaho from Hunter HS. It was also a strong class for linebackers with such players as Bingham's Manao Pikula, Pleasant Grove's Austin Heder and Lene LeSatele from Cerritos, Calif., among others. They also signed 2010's Deseret News Mr. Football in Mountain Crest HS quarterback Alex Kuresa. They were also able to land some good prospects at tight end with Timpview's Colby Jorgensen and Springville's Matt Sumsion. They also brought in some ready options to fill-in at safety in Snow's Preston Hadley 6-0, 200 and Joe Sampson 6-0, 205 from San Mateo JC.
Misses: They weren't able to sign any top running backs or wide receivers. They were severely limited due to lack of available scholarships and weren't able to sign the type of national recruits that they did in 2010. The class also lacked a single cornerback prospect.
Hits: Signed the biggest prospect in the state in Bingham's Harvey Langi. Signed other good local talent in Highland's Nate Fakahafua, Springville's Isaac Asiata and Bingham's Seni Faounuku among others.
They scored some big-time JC talent in running back John White from Harbor Town CC and receiver Anthony Denham from East L.A. College. There's a lot of open spots at the U for running backs and receivers so these two should be able to compete well for the open spots immediately. As is the norm, they were able to sign some top national talent at defensive back. Most notably was the signing of Keith McGill from Cerritos, Calif.
Misses: Utah aimed high this year, but struck out on a couple of last-minute signees, most notably Michael Eubank, quarterback from Corona, Calif., and wide receiver Devin Lucien from Encino, Calif.
Utah State: C+
Hits: The Aggies again scored big in-state in attracting such local talent as Bingham Jordan Hicks and Bridger Peck, Alta's Austin Albrecht and Parker Hausknecht and Granger's Ali Lapuaho. They were in immediate need at the quarterback position and signed two promising prospects in Chuckie Keeton from Houston and JC transfer Adam Kennedy from Elk Grove, Calif.
Misses: While they were able to attract some good in-state talent, they again failed to pry away the top in-state recruits away from both BYU and Utah.
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