Utah Utes football: Highly touted QBs Chase Hansen, Travis Wilson sign with Utes

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 1 2012 9:56 p.m. MST

"The affiliation with the Pac-12 has been huge for our program and for recruiting," Whittingham said before noting that on paper it may be the best class Utah has ever signed.

Five of the newcomers — Jackson, Lee, Poteki, Tasini and Vainuku — will be "sign and sends" and will leave on LDS Church missions before enrolling at Utah.

EXTRA POINTS: Whittingham noted that he'll have a new offensive coordinator (replacing Norm Chow) in place by the end of the week. … Scholarships have been awarded to kicker Coleman Petersen, defensive back Quade Chappuis, linebacker L.T. Filiaga and offensive lineman Kala Friel. … Check out www.utahutes.com for video highlights and detailed biographical information of the new signees.

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