10 players to watch during the coming high school football season

Published: Monday, Aug. 11 2014 6:44 p.m. MDT

The football offseason has been abuzz regarding an extraordinary collection of in-state gridiron talent being looked at by top programs around the country. During camps, combines and other recruiting functions, Utah prep athletes have made their mark — many of them on the national scene.

Now it’s time for these top prospects to make their mark where it matters most — on the field of play.

The high school football season kicks off Aug. 22 with talent on display through mid-November and the state playoffs. Some top athletes may disappoint while others will undoubtedly rise up during what looks to be another exciting Utah prep football season.

Talent abounds statewide, which makes it difficult to pinpoint just 10 prep athletes to watch during the coming season. Nevertheless there are some obvious names to track throughout the season, and if you're lucky enough, attend at least one of their games.

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Quote from the list: "#9 Hunt holds offers from multiple Pac-12 programs along with BYU, Utah and Utah State entering the season."

I guess the editors didn't consider Utah to be included in the multiple Pac-12 programs and needed to include them with a mention of the lowly local in-state schools. Is it that the U just doesn't fit in with the other Pac-12 schools or that they just don't deserve the respect of those prestigious institutions?

Magna, UT

This is a good list of some of the more notable prep football athletes in the state. Many have already committed to a university and some have not but every one of them holds interest for BYU, Utah and Utah State because of who they are. Good luck to all of them and every athlete playing HS ball who were not on the list.

Both of the above posts are petty and not necessary. Brandon was not trying to dis Utah nor did his column have any signs of jealousy.

John Locke
Ivins, , UT

Utah HS recruits look out of state once again, and Utah looks out of state to fill its foster. Utah will have to show significant improvement to draw in state talent, or parents will have to travel to see them.

Bountiful, UT

It is a pretty good list but does have a couple of glaring omissions just like the top 25 list recently.

American Fork, UT


I think they were trying to draw attention to the fact that Utah was one of the offering schools as they are local and it is most likely of interest to the readers of this local publication. No sinister motives here.........

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