The state of Utah's top 20 uncommitted 2014 football recruits

Published: Monday, May 13 2013 9:34 a.m. MDT

Signing day 2014 is still many months away, but college football coaches have already put in huge amounts of work to unearth the stars of tomorrow.

The state of Utah's 2014 recruiting class looks especially strong, with seven in-state prospects already committed to play for FBS programs. Many others will get similar opportunities over the next few months.

Brandon Gurney of the Deseret News and Dan Sorensen of UteZone.com take a look at the top uncommitted 2014 prospects from the state of Utah. It’s important to keep in mind that the list can change based on each player’s performance in camps, combines and games in 2013. However, these are the players that high school and college football enthusiasts should keep an eye on.

Gurney and Sorensen appeared live on DeseretNews.com to discuss these recruits and to answer reader questions regarding their status. A full replay of that chat is now available for viewing.

View the complete list, beginning with Bingham High School tight end Dalton Schultz.

Email: bgurney@desnews.com, dsorensen@utezone.com - Twitter.com/BrandonCGurney Twitter.com/dsorensen

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West Jordan, UT

top 20 uncommitted players is going to deep. I would stick with just the top 20 kids in the state.

Star, ID

Going deeper than even these 20 uncommitted doesn't make much sense.

There are sometimes kids on 4A and lower teams that are capable of scholarships, but much fewer and far between than the 5A level. Just the nature of the competition between the levels and the number of kids the schools have to work with.

Even using just these 20 looks a bit too deep to go into analysis for. With several top recruits already committed, at most 10 of these guys will end up with a "commitable" offer from an FBS program. The rest will walk-on to various places or go play JUCO ball.

But it's good to get their names out so we can keep an eye on them as football season gets closer!


Glad to see Thor Katoa get some publicity. I used to be pretty close with the Katoa family, and several of them had the talent, size and overall potential to be major college players, but didn't apply themselves enough in some areas. Thor plays a lot like his brother Isaac did, and could be a pretty tough linebacker in college. Go Thor!

Also, Trinnaman looks like he could be a valuable college football player. His flat out speed and moves in the open field remind me a little of Reggie Dunn, and his tenacity for blocking when he doesn't have the ball of Steve Smith. Interested to see where he ends up.


What about that Gray kid out of Orem. He led the state in receiving yards and yards/game last year as a junior and was 2nd in the state in touchdown receptions. He is 6'4", can really run, jump, and has great hands. Thought he should've been on this list. Maybe he just didn't get as much exposure as the others?


Probably should've been titled, "20 of the top recruits..."

Salt Lake City, UT

Any update or additions to this list? We're 52 days away from start of the HS football season.

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