Well, now that signing day is all but over for us,(unless of course we get some last minute surprises) I thought I'd briefly go over the list of guys I think could make a quick contribution to 2010. Looking over the rankings just now , Utah ranks just below BYU, however with the commitment of John Cullen (fingers crossed), I think it will barely push us over our rivals down south. This year was a little more quiet than most in terms of the in-state battle, I think the only real head to head loss we took was the decommitment of three star RB Joshua Quezada. to the Cougs . Anyways here are a few new faces:
V.J Fehoko: Four star LB
I was kinda shocked that our biggest rivals in getting him was not BYU but Utah St. I'm really glad to see this happening. With the loss of stud Stevenson Sylvester we have a chance to make the transition of replacing him more smoothly.
James Aiono: Five star DE (JC recruit)
Technically speaking Aiono was recruited last year but academic problems post-poned his debut to 2010 so I'll just include him in the new faces of this class. The word is this kid can play, with the loss of Koa Misi any help we get at DE is great. The question is though how much will his sitting for a year affect his overall impact. If he catches on quick , we should be doing just fine at DE considering he have a load of talent besides him with Shelby, Fotu ,Cox and the incoming Joe Kruger.
The WR commitments: (Kenneth Scott, Terrell Reese and Dres Anderson)
The loss of David Reed and Aiona Key is huge as such, I think this years WR class could make a big impact. I do like that we have Jeremy Brooks and Shaky Smithson coming back. Their senior leadership will be key in helping the new guys get settled.
Joseph Smith: three star athlete
Keep in mind I'm a mormon guy, so the irony of this guy playing for us and not BYU is not lost on me. All joking aside though, I just have a gut feeling this guy is gonna be a good football player. Since our secondary is taking one of the biggest hits with the loss of RoJo, we'll need plenty of help replacing him and Joe Dale.
John Cullen: four star offensive tackle (JC recruit)
If this year is going to be successful, QB Jordan Wynn will need a great O-line. This move will help tremendously especially with Zane Beadles graduating and with a line that already consists of Zane Taylor and Caleb Schlauderaff, it should be even better.
We have loads of talent coming in, I really hope we can find a good place for all of them and that the depth will push us one step closer to another super season.