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FILE: Lehi's Cammon Cooper (12) passes downfield against Lone Peak on Oct. 7, 2016.

The 2017 high school football season is set to begin this week, and once again the state of Utah is proving itself to be a necessary stop on the recruiting trail, as a number of players enter the campaign holding interest from some of the top college programs in the country.

Here's a look at the players in the state from the Class of 2018 (players are listed in alphabetical order) who have either already committed to a school or who are being recruited by multiple Power 5 programs.

National Signing Day is Feb. 8.

Junior Angilau, OL, East: Earlier this spring, Angilau announced via Twitter that he had received scholarship offers from Arizona, Wisconsin, Alabama, UCLA, Washington, Arizona State, Navy and Nebraska. Those were added to offers he already had from the likes of Texas and USC.

Cammon Cooper, QB, Lehi: One of 13 quarterbacks in the country to be invited to The Opening Finals earlier this summer in Oregon, Cooper has committed to Washington State.

Brayden Cosper, WR, Bingham: Cosper received an offer from BYU on June 20 and committed to the Cougars the next day.

Jackson Cravens, DL, Timpview: The nephew of Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham, Cravens has a number of scholarship offers from Power 5 schools (including Utah), most recently having received one from Georgia.

Brach Davis, CB, Olympus: Davis missed his junior season because of injury but received an offer from BYU in May and committed to the Cougars in June.

Tevita Fotu, DL, Herriman: The 6-foot-7 defensive end is a longtime BYU commit, having pledged in December of 2016.

Dallin Holker, TE, Lehi: The tight end committed to BYU in March, and he and Cooper should lead what could be an explosive Lehi offense this season.

Jaren Kump, OL, Herriman: A longtime BYU commit, Kump has received a number of Power 5 offers.

Cameron Latu, DE/OLB, Olympus: One of the country’s top defensive ends, Latu committed to Alabama earlier this month, where the plan is for him to play at outside linebacker.

Tysen Lewis, OL, Weber: On the afternoon of June 14, Lewis announced via Twitter that he had received an offer from BYU, and he announced his commitment to the Cougars about seven hours later.

Hunter Lotulelei, DL, Highland: The cousin of Star and Lowell Lotulelei, Hunter committed to the University of Utah clear back in June of 2016.

Paul Maile, DL, East: Maile announced in June his top 7 of Arizona, Cal, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Washington State and Wisconsin.

Salua Masina, LB, Brighton: Armed with a bunch of offers from around the country, Masina discussed with Scout.com in June what he likes about Louisville, Vanderbilt, Utah and Cal.

Chinonso Opara, DL, Juan Diego: A newcomer to football after arriving in the United States from Nigeria in 2014, the 6-foot-9 Opara received offers from BYU and Utah in June and committed to the Cougars earlier this month.

Connor Pay, OL, Lone Peak: Pay has received a number of Power 5 offers, but he has maintained his commitment to BYU, which he chose back in June of 2016.

Tennessee Pututau, LB, East: In 2017, Pututau has indicated via Twitter that he has received offers from Tennessee, Arizona, Navy, Arizona State, Cal, Washington and Wisconsin. He also holds offers from Utah and BYU, among numerous other schools.

Penei Sewell, OL, Desert Hills: The top prospect in the state, Sewell’s father Gabriel told the Deseret News his son is considering Power 5 schools such as Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, Utah, USC, Arkansas and UCLA. The wild card for his services is Nevada, where his brothers Gabriel Jr. and Nephi play.

MJ Tafisi, LB, Alta: Tafisi has interest from around the country, with Cal, Oregon and Utah in the lead for his services, according to Scout.com.

Sam Taimani, OL/DL, East: A lineman on both sides of the ball, Taimani set a top 7 in June of Alabama, Notre Dame, Oregon, Tennessee, UCLA, Utah and Washington.

Zach Wilson, QB, Corner Canyon: Wilson’s commitment process to Boise State was a quick one, as he announced his offer from the Broncos on June 11 and declared his pledge the next day.