The 2018 Utah Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the relative strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.
Utah Recruiting Class Overview
It’s a late arriving class, but it’s going to be great on the lines.
The skill spots are lacking, even though Terrell Perriman out of Miami is a nice receiver get and Jack Tuttle will be the star quarterback in the very near future.
The defensive side didn’t do too much in terms of big, bulky stuffers, but it’s full of quick players with the versatility to work in a variety of ways.
The linebackers fit the type of try-hard Utah types with great motors, and Vonte Davis out of Texas is a ready-to-roll corner from the JUCO ranks.
But for a defense that needs to get back to its dangerous pass rushing ways …
The Utah Class Is Heavy On …
Getting a few late commitments helped out the class – Paul Maile is staying home; he should be a terror with a little bit of time – but Jeremiah Jordan from Mt. San Jacinto CC is the instant impact guy. He blew off Louisville, Washington State, Kansas and Colorado to be a key part of the puzzle this year.
The Star of the Utah Class Is …
QB Jack TutTlE, 6-4, 195
Alabama didn’t get him, and neither did LSU, USC or Wisconsin. And now he might just push Tyler Huntley for the starting job if he plays up to his billing right away.
Don’t let the tall, lanky size fool you – he can run. He’s a baller who can operate out of the shotgun or under center, but he’ll also take a whole lot of chances – he’s a fearless passer, with excellent accuracy.
The Utah Biggest 2018 Depth Chart Hole Is …
Losing end Kylie Fitts doesn’t help, either. But the departure of Filipo Mokofisi and Lowell Lotulelei from the interior is the biggest problem.
The program hasn’t exactly loaded up on true defensive tackles in their recruiting classes, not bringing in any 2016, and only a few over the last few seasons. There’s just enough coming back who saw time in the rotation to get by, but the jobs are open.