Utah Utes football: National signing day, U. verbal commits

Published: Friday, Jan. 27 2012 6:03 p.m. MST

Breaking BYU, University of Utah, and Utah State 2012 national signing day coverage

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Note: This is a working list of known high school football verbal commits to Utah.

Travis Wilson, San Clemente High School, San Clemente, Calif.; 6-6, 210, QB; Wilson was a finalist at the elite 11 quarterback camp this summer. He's a great overall athlete who could play a number of positions in college.

Sione Tupouata, Snow College, Ephraim; 6-5, 255, DL; Tupouata was rated as a four-star prospect by Scout.com. He signed with the Utes out of high school, but had to go the JC route as a non-qualifier.

Austin Lee, Alta High School; 6-0, 185, Safety; Lee committed to Utah over Utah State and will serve a mission before joining the program. He'll compete for a spot at safety while at Utah.

Chase Hansen, Lone Peak High School, Alpine; 6-4, 200, QB; Was named as the consensus prep player of the year while leading Lone Peak to a state championship. He chose Utah over BYU and was named as a PARADE All-American.

Delshawn McClellon, Gahr High School, Cerritos, Calif.; 5-9, 165, WR; McClellon has legit sub 4.4 speed and has drawn comparisons to DeSean Jackson. He was offered by Arizona State, Idaho and Hawaii.

Hunter Dimick, Syracuse High School, Syracuse; 6-4, 240, DE; Dimick chose to commit to Utah over BYU. Dimick set the state record for sacks during his junior season.

Nua Poteki, Brighton High School, Sandy; 6-4, 280, OL; Poteki was the very first OL commit for the Utes in what looks to be a very strong offensive line class for 2012.

Moses Folauhola, Hunter High School, West Valley City; 6-0, 240, DE; Folauhola dreamed of playing for Utah as a kid and will now get that chance. He had received interest for Pac-12 programs before committing to Utah this past summer.

Justin Thomas, West Orange-Stark High School, Orange, Texas; 5-9, 165, DB; Thomas was unable to play his senior year of high school due to being 19 years of age. He held offers from programs such as Oklahoma State, Baylor and Missouri at the time of his commit to Utah.

Lio Lafaele, Centennial High School, Corona, Calif.; 6-4, 315, OL; Lafaele is a Utah native, growing up in West Jordan before moving out to California. This played big in his early commit as he still has most of his family living in Utah.

Jake Jackson, La Costa Canyon High School, Encinitas, Calif.; 6-3, 220, TE; Utah utilized its tight end a lot this past year and Jackson seemed to notice -- committing to Utah over the summer before other programs caught notice.

Zach Lindsay, Davis High School, Kaysville; 6-8, 285, OL; Lindsay switched his commitment from BYU to Utah over the summer where he'll compete for a spot at offensive tackle.

JJ Dielman, Desert Vista High School, Phoenix, Ariz.,; 6-4, 240, OL; Dielman held offers from such schools as San Diego State, Fresno State and from UNLV at the time of his commitment to Ute coaches.

Kelvin York, Fullerton junior college, Fullerton, Calif.; 5-11, 225, RB; York had previously committed to USC, but switched his commit to Utah. He narrowly chose to commit to Utah over Washington and will be looked at to contribute immediately.

Koliniasi Leota, Mount San Antonio junior college, Walnut, Calif., 6-5, 260, OL; Leota was offered by USC and by Oregon State. He has already entered the Ute program and will compete for a spot this coming spring.

Vaha Vainuku, East High School, Salt Lake City; 6-3, 285, DL; Vainuku will cross the street from East to join the Ute program. He was offered late, but immediately took the opportunity to commit and will play defensive tackle.

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