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

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

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Kurtz is already on campus and has already received rave reviews from both coaches and teammates. Kurtz is a junior college transfer from Grossmont Junior College (Calif.) who held offers from such schools as USC, Oregon and LSU before signing with the Cougars.

Kurtz will work to help replace Cody Hoffman and has the size and skill to supplement much of what the offense loses with Hoffman's graduation. Kurtz should see immediate contribution next season.
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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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