Utah's 2011 recruiting class is in the books

There weren't many surprises in this year's recruiting class - as everything pretty much played out as planned. 

If you were expecting some dramatic, last second surprises, you're probably disappointed. The Utes missed out on Andrew Peterson, Devin Lucien, Floyd Raven, Junior Pomee, Michael Eubank and Ryan Henderson - all potential commits who, outside of Andrew Peterson, I really didn't anticipate getting.

Which is unfortunate, but typical.  These kids were all entertaining offers from some impressive programs and, even though Utah is now just easing into its BCS status, those battles are often lost. 

Andrew Peterson went to Arkansas, even though it appeared they didn't have room for him. 

Devin Lucien decided to play for UCLA. 

Floyd Raven, whose mother actually forged his signature to Ole Miss, is now on his way to Texas A&M. 

Junior Pomee & Ryan Henderson, a packaged deal, both signed with SC tonight. 

Michael Eubank, who had entertained offers from both Utah and Pitt, even though he was still committed to Arizona State, eventually decided to stay with the Sun Devils. 

But not all was lost. The Utes only lost one player who had committed to the program - and that was Henderson. 

They also managed to steal Quinton Pedroza from the Sun Devils. So at least they got something out of Arizona State. 

All in all, Utah's class ranks second of the non-BCS teams and 6th overall in the Pac-12, according to Rivals

Obviously a good class, though had Utah been able to get even half of their wishlist, it certainly would have moved up a few notches. 

Regardless, I'm excited. I think they brought in some great talent and I have no reason to doubt the coaching staff's ability to recruit. 

You can view the entire list of Utah's new commits after the jump...

Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Yr. Exp. Hometown/Last School
Siaosi Aiono OL 6-2 290 Fr. HS West Covina, Calif./South Hills HS
Isaac Asiata OL 6-3 318 Fr. HS Spanish Fork, Utah/Spanish Fork HS
Tevita Bloomfield LB 6-0 230 Fr. HS West Valley City, Utah/Hunter HS
Joseph Bryant DB 6-4 194 Fr. HS Bryan, Texas/Bryan HS
Anthony Denham WR 6-4 231 Jr. JC Monterey Park, Calif./East L.A. College
Nate Fakahafua DL 6-3 196 Fr. HS Salt Lake City/Highland HS
Seni Fauonuku DL 6-0 290 Fr. HS West Jordan, Utah/Bingham HS
Charles Henderson WR 5-9 172 Fr. HS New Orleans, La./McDonogh 35 HS
Daniel Kristensen OL 6-5 257 Fr. HS Salt Lake City/Cottonwood HS
Harvey Langi RB 6-1 216 Fr. HS South Jordan, Utah/Bingham HS
Keith McGill DB 6-3 200 Jr. JC La Mirada, Calif./Cerritos College
Daniel Nielson OL 6-6 321 Fr. HS Hurricane, Utah/Hurricane HS
Jared Norris LB 6-1 232 Fr. HS Bakersfield, Calif./Centennial HS
Jarrell Oliver RB 5-9 210 Fr. HS Sugar Land, Texas/Dulles HS
Quinton Pedroza WR/DB 6-2 211 Fr. HS Chino, Calif./Chino HS
Jordan Robles OL 6-5 257 Fr. HS Woodland Hills, Utah/Salem Hills HS
Eric Rowe DB 6-1 177 Fr. HS Spring, Texas/Klein HS
Travis Still WR 6-1 194 Fr. HS Spanish Fork, Utah/Spanish Fork HS
John White IV RB 5-9 190 Jr. JC Torrance, Calif./L.A. Harbor College

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