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Recruiting: A look at who has committed to Utah football for the 2023 recruiting class

Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham speaks during a Rose Bowl press conference in Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.

Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham speaks during a Rose Bowl press conference in Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)



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SALT LAKE CITY β€” Recruiting is the lifeblood of any collegiate program, and it's no different for the University of Utah football program.

Below is a brief look at who has already committed to Utah, as well as some players to be on the lookout for in the coming months.

Check back often to see how the 2023 recruiting class takes shape.

Note: Although there are several recruiting services to pull from, KSL.com partners with 247Sports to identify a recruit's ranking (namely the 247Sports Composite, which factors in other services). As such, embedded profiles for each athlete are found below, with more info found on the recruiting service's website.

Committed recruits

Caleb Bryant, DL, Vicksburg HS (Vicksburg, MS)

While on an official visit to Utah, three-star defensive lineman Caleb Bryant committed to Utah. The eighth-best recruit from the state of Mississippi, according to 247Sports' Composite rankings, held offers from 26 schools, but committed after his only official visit on June 17.

Mack Howard, QB, Oxford HS (Oxford, MS)

Mack Howard, a quarterback out of Oxford, Mississippi, committed to Utah on March 26. He took an official visit to Utah on June 10. The three-star quarterback holds seven offers, with Utah being one of only two Power Five offers.

Dijon Stanley, ATH, Granada Hills HS (Granada Hills, CA)

Dijon Stanley committed to Utah on June 14, the three-star running back announced on Twitter, after taking an official visit to Utah on June 10. Stanley, who also ran track, had offers from 11 schools, including BYU, Colorado and Michigan.

Owen Chambliss, LB, Centennial HS (Corona, CA)

Owen Chambliss is one of many linebacker recruits Utah targeted in its current recruiting class. The three-star recruit by 247Sports made an official visit to Utah on June 3 β€” the first of three official visits for Chambliss β€” before committing to the program on June 20.

Mateaki Helu, ATH, Tooele HS (Tooele, UT)

Mateaki Helu re-committed to his hometown school of Utah on April 25 and plans to take an official visit on June 24. The three-star athlete was committed to Utah at one point but decommitted in April; however, he quickly committed again to Utah after he said he made a "mistake."


Players to watch

While not all of the following athletes will be signed by Utah, many have taken an official or unofficial visit to Utah, or have at least a moderate interest in the program. This list will continue to expand and shrink as it gets closer to signing day and as the athletes release more details about their future.

Friday, 11:53 am

Walker Lyons, TE, Folsom HS (Folsom, CA)

Monday, 1:49 pm

Enow Etta, DL, Covenant Christian Academy (Colleyville, TX)

Friday, 11:53 am

Hunter Clegg, DE, American Fork HS (American Fork, UT)

Monday, 2:00 pm

Caleb Lomu, OT, Highland HS (Gilbert, AZ)

Monday, 2:00 pm

Randon Fontenette, S, Brazosport HS (Freeport, TX)

Monday, 1:49 pm

Liona Lefau, LB, Kahuku HS (Kahuhu, HI)

Wednesday, 12:08 pm

Trey Wilson, DL, Lakeview Centennial HS (Garland, TX)

Monday, 1:49 pm

Heath Ozaeta, OT, Mount Si HS (Snoqualmie, WA)

Tuesday, 12:11 pm

Roger Alderman, OT, Sonora HS (Sonora, CA)

Wednesday, 12:11 pm

Ethan Thomason, OT, Rocky Mountain HS (Fort Collins, CO)

Monday, 1:49 pm

Marquise Collins, RB, College Station HS (College Station, TX)

Monday, 2:00 pm

Smith Snowden, CB, Skyridge HS (Lehi, UT)

Wednesday, 12:15 pm

Brock Fonoimoana, S, Kahuku HS (Kahuku, HI)

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Josh is the Sports Director for KSL.com and beat writer of University of Utah athletics β€” primarily football, men’s basketball and gymnastics. He is also an Associated Press Top 25 voter for college football.

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