Well, it seems that the Utes maybe getting a bit of momentum in the recruiting game by picking up their 2nd commitment of the week. The Utes are sticking with the offensive line with this commitment, just like the 1st with the verbal commitment of 6-7 300 pound Luke Felix-Fualao out of Mater Dei High School in San Diego. The three star rated recruit had offers from fellow Pac-12 schools Oregon State, Arizona State, Colorado, and Washington State.
100% Committed to the University of Utah!! Thank you everybody!! @Utah_Football @UtahCoachWhitt @FWhittinghamJr @coachjharding @ConquestCQ @sapoluMITT @AllegianceAth #GoUtes #UBoys pic.twitter.com/zKKrnqwL0G— Luke Felix-Fualalo (@FelixFualalo) June 15, 2018
It makes sense that the Utes are really starting to focus on offensive line, which isn’t uncommon, but with this current crew getting up there to be upper class men, it’s neccessary to have some guys waiting in the wings for the future. This is a big dude too, at 6-7 and 300 pounds, At that height, I’d guess his reach is enormous, which makes for a perfect tackle. The question we’ll have to learn is how his foot speed is, and maybe does he fit on the left side of the line? Per our friends at UteZone.com, it sounds like he’s likey headed to the right side of the line, but with how light he is, I’d guess we won’t know for sure for at least two or three years. The interesting nugget about this youngster is the fact he’s from Australia, and it sounds like football is still new to the kid, which is promising and means he has plenty of ability to be molded, and hopefully doesn’t pick up a lot of bad habits.
Felix-Fualalo joins Marist Talavou as the newest Utes recruit, as Talavou committed earlier this week, and is projected at offensive guard.
It’s been a good week for the Utes, as they start the long path toward filling out the 2019 class.