Several top high school football prospects are already popping up, indicating another bumper crop of in-state recruits. Several of the state's top prospects already have offers, with many more likely on the way. A couple of the top prospects, Bingham's Keegan Hicks and Mountain Crest's Moroni Laulu-Pututau, have already pledged to sign with BYU, while Pine View's Logan Stott is ticketed for Arizona and Cody Boyer is on his way to Utah State. Many other top prospects are sure to surface during the coming months, but for now, in late February, here are 10 of the state's top uncommitted recruits for the 2013 signing class.
Weichers has garnered a lot of early interest from all the in-state schools — mostly from BYU. He's also received early interest from programs such as Boise State, Stanford and Vanderbilt according to scout.com.
Harris recently received an offer from Utah State and holds a lot of interest from both BYU and Utah. Gunnison typically doesn't attract a lot of college recruiters, but Harris aims to change that this coming season.
Lupeamanu received a very early offer from BYU to play linebacker. He's shown to be a very versatile athlete, playing three positions for the Mustangs last season.
Handley is the son of former BYU tight end Darren Handley and has the opportunity to follow in his dad's footsteps having been offered by BYU. He'll likely have many other schools to choose from as well.
Fakailoatonga received offers from both BYU and Utah early last summer after some standout performances during their camps. Like most of the top in-state recruits he'll likely be receiving many more offers by the end of the summer.
Shumway was one of the more exciting players in 2010 before being limited by injuries in 2011. He looks to be fully healthy now and will likely add quickly to his offer from BYU.
Bernard was one of the more exciting players this past season and received an early offer from BYU. Many other schools are showing interest and he should receive a host of offers before the start of the 2012 season.
Barton currently holds offers from Utah, BYU, Utah State and Stanford, while receiving interest from most Pac-12 programs according to scout.com. He grew up a Ute fan, but insists he's wide open in regard to where he'll sign.
The Miners always produce the top talent in Utah and their top prospect for 2013 looks to be Lotulelei. He already has offers in hand from Utah, BYU, Utah State, Cal, UCLA and other offers are likely to follow. Utah looks to be in good position for his services with his older brother currently in the program.
Bateman has already been tabbed as a four-star prospect by recruiting services and has early offers from BYU, Utah, Utah State, Arkansas, Mississippi, Maryland and Boise State, with other offers sure to come. Bateman looks to be one of the more highly-touted quarterback prospects the state has produced.