Utah focuses on D line, backs and QBs
Utah used national signing day to load up on defensive linemen,
running backs and quarterbacks as those were the three most
pressing needs for a team coming off a 5-7 season.
The Utes lost three starters along the defensive line in Star
Lotulelei, and Dave and Joe Kruger. They signed a handful at the
position, including two from Trinity High School in Euless, Texas –
6-foot-5 defensive end Sam Tevi and 6-5 defensive tackle Keio
Vaenuku. The Utes added 6-4 offensive tackle Salesi Uhatafe, also
With just one quarterback returning who has played a college
game, the Utes signed three prep stars in Brandon Cox, Conner
Manning and Micah Thomas.
Utah returns Travis Wilson and Adam Schulz, both freshmen last
season, at quarterback.
Utah also signed four running backs as the Utes aim to replace
Devontae Booker, a junior college transfer from California, is
expected to push Kelvin York.