The lead up to national signing day has seen colleges and universities do anything they can to land highly touted recruits. But as 18-year-olds are prone to do, there have been some notable stories of players waffling back and forth between schools.

Utah has hit the recruiting block hard grabbing five in-state commits and recruiting heavily from California and Texas.

Here is a list of players who have verbally committed to Utah.

Myron Aiava

6-6, 270, DE, Westminster, Calif.

A 3-star prospect who will help replace Joe Kruger at defensive end.

Andrew Albers

6-7, 305, OL, Costa Mesa, Calif.

A juco transfer from Orange Coast Community College.

Devontae Booker

5-11, 195, RB, Sacramento, Calif.

Speedster from American River JC who will be looked at to replace John White.

Tevin Carter

6-3, 220, DB, Los Angeles

A juco transfer who could end up playing linebacker for the Utes.

Hipolito Corporan

6-2, 190, CB, Houston

Will bring superior size and good speed to the cornerback position.

Brandon Cox

6-2, 190, QB, Pasadena, Calif.

Had multiple Pac-12 offers before injuring his leg his senior season.

Chase Dominguez

6-4, 190, DS, Orange, Calif.

Excellent long-snapper, an overlooked but essential position on any football team.

Haile Falemaka

6-4, 250 OL Salt Lake City

Was a standout offensive lineman for Cottonwood High and one of Utah's first commits.

Harrison Handley

6-6, 200, TE, Sandy

Starred for Alta High and is rated as the No. 36 tight end prospect by

Dominique Hatfield

5-11, 165, CB, Los Angeles

A 3-star prospect who had multiple Pac-12 offers including one from UCLA.

Ulisese Ianu

6-2, 295, DL, Huntington Beach, Calif.

Juco prospect who chose Utah over Boise State and Oregon State, among others.

Andre Lewis

6-3, 185, WR, Pleasant Hill, Calif.

Is from Diablo Valley JC and held offers from numerous Big 12 and Pac-12 programs.

Lowell Lotulelei

6-2, 305, DT, South Jordan

Younger brother of Star Lotulelei is rated as the No. 35 DL prospect by

Conner Manning

6-2, 195, QB, Lake Forest, Calif.

3-star prospect lit up the field for El Toro High his senior season.

Uaea Masina

6-4, 210, LB, Sandy

Brighton High star chose Utah over BYU and Stanford.

Troy McCormick

5-9, 175 RB Katy, Texas

A speedster who will likely be returning kicks for Utah in the near future.

Filipo Mokofisi

6-3, 210, LB, Woods Cross

Was Utah's very first commit of 2013 and played outside linebacker for Woods Cross.

Davion Orphey

6-1, 190, CB, Santa Ana, Calif.

Juco prospect from Santa Ana JC who switched his commit from BYU to Utah.

Marcellus Pippins

5-11, 190, CB, El Cerrito, Calif.

3-star prospect who was offered by such schools as UCLA and Washington State.

Greg Reese

6-6, 245, TE, Yuma, Ariz.

Played for Western Arizona College and will be looked at to contribute immediately.

Xavier Shepard

5-9, 175, WR, Lakewood, Calif.

A true burner, chose Utah over such schools as UCLA, Colorado and Cal.

Clarence Smith

6-3, 215, RB, Buckeye, Ariz.

A bruiser who chose Utah over Nevada among other programs.

LeRoy Tanoai

6-4, 280, OL, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Committed to Utah early over programs such as UCLA, Nebraska and Washington.

Sam Tevi

6-5, 280, DE, Euless, Texas

One of three commits from Texas powerhouse Euless Trinity. Held multiple Pac-12 and Big 12 offers.

Salesi Uhatafe

6-5, 300, OL, Euless, Texas

Committed late to Utah after strongly considering Arizona State.

Gaius Vaenuku

6-5, 280, DE, Euless, Texas

Chose Utah over TCU and held as many as 20 offers from top Pac-12 and Big 12 programs.

Marcus Williams

6-2, 200, RB, Las Vegas

An early commit who may be switched to cornerback at Utah.

Dre'Vian Young

5-10, 180, RB, Houston

Rated as the No. 58 running back prospect nationally by