Top 5 signees ready to make immediate contributions for BYU and Utah

Published: Monday, Feb. 10 2014 9:00 p.m. MST

Associated Press and Deseret News

Both BYU and Utah signed what coaches believe to be stellar signing classes last Wednesday on National Letter of Intent Day. Some are expected to make immediate contributions, while others will be headed for LDS mission service and take awhile to see the field of play.

So which players signed can fans expect to make immediate contributions?

Dan Sorensen, of Utezone.com, gives his best estimation for Utah recruits while Brandon Gurney does the same for BYU.

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East Salt Lake City, Utah

We didn't have a true starting RB last season. So what about Dacorius Law, is he good enough to be a starter this season? Does he have academic issues?

Regardless, can't wait until fall camp.



I'd replace Hobbs with either Kenric Young, who has the height, speed and athleticism to be able to compete for good time in the rotation with Dres and K Scott at wideout if he can adjust to the physicality and read coverages in the college game, or DJ Law, if (according to reports) he is able to get his grades in order, who looks like a stronger version of Bubba Poole, and is already accustomed to the spread option run game from high school. This isn't a knock on Hobbs, he looks very athletic and fast, but with Thomas, Orphey and Porter all gaining a lot of experience and developing throughout last year, I see them taking about all of the reps this season.

Also, Tasini may be interchangeable with Havili-Katoa as a 3- or 4-tech tackle/end.

Excited for spring ball to get started to see how a few of these guys develop, and then for the lineups to shape up in August.

Lewisburg, PA

A strong WR recruiting class, many returning missionaries, a lighter schedule for 2014, should be another enjoyable year. I am grateful for a school that represents so well.


I couldn't tell if your comment was tongue-in-cheek or you just didn't realize you posted on the Utah football team.

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