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Utah's 2009 class is official

The biggest unknown, Xavier Sua'Filo, decided to go to UCLA instead of Utah. You can't really blame the choice, since the Bruins have been a football power over the last five years. Oh wait, that's the other So. Cal team. Regardless, though, this was an awesome class and the best of the Whittingham era. The good news? Most of these players committed prior to Utah busting the BCS for the second time and stomping Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. 

Chew on that one for a bit.

And while you do, here is the official class...

Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Yr. Exp. Hometown/Last School
James Aiono DE 6-3 273 Jr. JC West Valley City, Utah/Snow College
Conroy Black DB 6-0 176 Jr. JC Miramar, Fla./Fullerton CC
Beau Burton RB 5-9 195 Fr. HS Scottsdale, Ariz./Saguaro HS
Terrance Cain QB 5-11 186 Jr. JC Houston, Texas/Blinn CC
Eric Dago DE 6-2 211 Fr. HS Houston, Texas/Westside HS
LT Filiaga LB 6-0 230 Fr. HS Provo, Utah/Bingham HS
Colby Goodwin TE 6-5 202 Fr. HS Houston, Texas/CY-Fair HS
Latu Heimuli DL 6-3 296 Fr. HS Salt Lake City/Highland HS
Vyncent Jones OL 6-3 291 Fr. HS Sandy, Utah/Jordan HS
Maxwell Lacy DB 6-2 193 So. JC Pasadena, Calif./Compton College
Ray Magee WR 6-4 226 Jr. JC San Diego, Calif./Fullerton CC
Kapua Sai OL 6-5 319 Fr. HS Kahalu'u, Hawaii/St. Louis HS
Jamal Smith WR 6-2 181 Fr. HS Oxnard, Calif./Oxnard HS
Antoine "Shaky" Smithson WR 5-11 215 Jr. JC Baltimore, Md./East Los Angeles CC
Victor Spikes DB 6-0 200 Fr. HS Beaumont, Texas/ Beaumont Central HS
Jarrad Stewart DB 5-9 182 Fr. HS Houston, Texas/Pearland HS
Percy Taumoelau OL 6-4 313 Fr. HS Glendale, Utah/Cottonwood HS
Jeremiah Tofaeono DT 6-3 311 Fr. HS Las Vegas, Nev./Cheyenne HS
Siosaia "LT" Tuipulotu DT 6-1 280 Fr. HS Euless, Texas/Trinity HS
Chris Washington DB 6-0 183 Fr. HS Layton, Utah/Northridge HS
Jason Whittingham LB 6-2 214 Fr. HS Provo, Utah/Timpview HS
Jordan Wynn QB 6-1 175 Fr. HS Oceanside, Calif./Oceanside HS
Kamaron Yancy DB 5-9 187 Jr. JC Los Angeles, Calif./Pierce College

Utah's class is ranked 43rd in the nation according to Rivals, the best of the non-BCS schools, while Scout puts Utah at 54th, with only BYU doing better. But honestly, these rankings don't mean much, unless you're a top-ten team. There isn't really a difference between the 54th team and the 44th, since by that point, you're looking at a very similar 2-3 star filled class. 

Of course, we should also note Utah went 13-0 with a class that never ranked this high, which only bodes well for the future of this program.

So, what do you think?