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While there are no new commits, there is reason for optimism for Utah football recruiting. The 62-20 win over the Oregon Ducks that propelled Utah into the top 10 in the AP Poll has brought a lot of excitement to the Utah football program. Many of Utah's current commits were ecstatic about the big win

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While there are no new commits, there is reason for optimism for Utah football recruiting. The 62-20 win over the Oregon Ducks that propelled Utah into the top 10 in the AP Poll has brought a lot of excitement to the Utah football program. Many of Utah's current commits were ecstatic about the big win (you can see a few Tweets below).

Quarterback/linebacker Kahi Neves

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="in" dir="ltr">Phenomenal performance Utah. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OnlyTeamToPutOnForThisState?src=hash">#OnlyTeamToPutOnForThisState</a> <a href="http://t.co/EAdOvGR86Y">pic.twitter.com/EAdOvGR86Y</a></p>&mdash; Kahi (@KAHINEVES) <a href="https://twitter.com/KAHINEVES/status/647999948546400260">September 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Quarterback Tyler Huntley

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UTEGANG?src=hash">#UTEGANG</a> ⚫️⚪️ </p>&mdash; SNOOP (@CHARGERBOY_1) <a href="https://twitter.com/CHARGERBOY_1/status/647975530617282560">September 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Athlete Davir Hamilton

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">All cash baby <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/goutes?src=hash">#goutes</a> ⚫️ <a href="http://t.co/YBt0BXBesB">pic.twitter.com/YBt0BXBesB</a></p>&mdash; Davir Hamilton (@EspnHam9) <a href="https://twitter.com/EspnHam9/status/647994591291936768">September 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Safety Micah Croom

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="http://t.co/5GbM6rYcdH">pic.twitter.com/5GbM6rYcdH</a></p>&mdash; Micah Croom (@captain_croom) <a href="https://twitter.com/captain_croom/status/647990440453541888">September 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Defensive tackle Lorenzo Neal

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Don&#39;t play with the gang <a href="http://t.co/wGkS2VtFhZ">pic.twitter.com/wGkS2VtFhZ</a></p>&mdash; lorenzo neal (@loneal40) <a href="https://twitter.com/loneal40/status/647984230132150273">September 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Athlete Jay Griffin IV

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Started a group chat with the other Utah commits... We the future!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/utegang?src=hash">#utegang</a> #2016</p>&mdash; Jay Griffin IV (@itsAllAboutJayy) <a href="https://twitter.com/itsAllAboutJayy/status/648635789216079872">September 28, 2015</a></blockquote>

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These Tweets from Hallandale (Hallandale, Fla.) wide receiver and Utah commit Demari Simpkins (high school teammates with Huntley) is cause for optimism.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">More Florida Players Is Going To Commit To Utah Soon ...Just Wait On It ⬛️❗️ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BangBangUteGang?src=hash">#BangBangUteGang</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoUtes?src=hash">#GoUtes</a></p>&mdash; Nitro‼️ (@D6ERA) <a href="https://twitter.com/D6ERA/status/648179736213110784">September 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"> ...I&#39;m working on a big one...no names tho <a href="https://t.co/HrdSG412Xx">https://t.co/HrdSG412Xx</a></p>&mdash; Nitro‼️ (@D6ERA) <a href="https://twitter.com/D6ERA/status/648261478689177601">September 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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A couple names to watch are South Florida cornerback commit North Florida Christian (Tallahassee, Fla.) Armunz Matthews and University Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.) cornerback Hussein Howe, who will both take official visits to Utah for the game against Arizona State. Hallandale HS has plenty of talent (including the two Utah commits in Huntley and Simpkins), the top prospect being four-star wide receiver and Florida commit Joshua Hammond.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">OV to Utah with my lil bra <a href="https://twitter.com/6_howe">@6_howe</a> on October 17th vs Arizona State ⚪️⚫️ <a href="https://twitter.com/Utah_Football">@Utah_Football</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Corey_Bender">@Corey_Bender</a></p>&mdash; Armunz Ⓜ️athews (@AsapMat) <a href="https://twitter.com/AsapMat/status/648168369334669312">September 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Few Schools sticking out to me Utah , Wisconsin and Indiana ⚪️</p>&mdash; Armunz Ⓜ️athews (@AsapMat) <a href="https://twitter.com/AsapMat/status/648252521778126848">September 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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With Utah on a bye week this week, it will give coaches the opportunity to do some recruiting. Hopefully the coaches can use some of the momentum from the big win to help land some recruits over the bye week.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fired up to recruit this weekend! Looking to add young men to the family who embody toughness, selflessness, &amp; loyalty! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AllInOrInTheWay?src=hash">#AllInOrInTheWay</a></p>&mdash; Morgan Scalley (@SafetyPride) <a href="https://twitter.com/SafetyPride/status/648897745177063425">September 29, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Two powerhouses in Florida that both have at least one Utah commit faced off on Friday. St. Thomas Aquinas topped Hallandale 36-28. Despite the loss, Huntley had a fantastic game, throwing for 468 yards and four touchdowns against a defense that features a five star recruit (defensive end Nick Bosa) and several other defenders that will likely play D1 football. You can read more about the game in this article from the Miami Herald. Here's a video of Huntley in that game.