Yesterday we talked about the Utah quarterback situation which will be interesting to watch. God willing its Jordan Wynn taking all the snaps but the likelihood of that happening is eh… But what will make any QB’s life easier is all the talent that surround them. And that starts with Juan Blanco.
John White III burst onto the Pac-12 scene and really saved our season when Jordan Wynn’s other shoulder exploded. He was essentially our only weapon as the receivers became ineffective because we had a QB who struggled to hit the ocean from a boat. He nearly carried us to the Pac-12 South title (still don’t get the Colorado Brainfart). He set the school record for rushing yards and was 3rd in the nation in carries. He would have been All Pac-12 if you know, the two positions weren’t guaranteed to who they went to before the season. It starts with him.
But it doesn’t have to end with him. Kelvin York joins us from Fullerton JC. He was originally committed to USC and held offers from several other schools. This kid has excellent talent and will be a super nice Yang to John White’s Ying. But that’s not all.
Don’t forget about Mr. Harvey Langi. Langi was a big get for the Utes but struggled a bit as sometime 18 year olds will do. All stories out of the bowl practice was that Harvey made some big strides and I think we’ll see much more of him this fall.
Moving onto the receiving corp, this is a nice group that only seems to get better as well. The story starts with Devonte Christopher and Dres Anderson. But don’t forget about Jake Murphy son of former Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy and JC transfer Anthony Denham. Denham was a four star recruit when a hamstring injury forced a redshirt.
Finally we come to the offensive line. Kyle wasn’t happy with our size and depth so we went out and got a whole lotta beef. We brought in eight linemen, who average 6-4 and are over 2900 lbs combined. There are JC guys like Junior Salt, Carlos Lozano and Mark Pouvave. Then there is freshmen talent like Jeremiah Poutasi and Hiva Lutui. They are big, powerful and ready to power this Utah offense.
But the biggest question of all becomes, what does Brian Johnson do with all this talent. My guess is, it comes in something closer to what he ran in 2008, a lot of spread with some pro-sets for a change up. He said in a recent Deseret News article that he wants to be aggressive. It will be interesting to watch.
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Tags: Anthony Denham Brian Johnson Carlos Lozano Devonte Christopher Dres Anderson Football Havey Langi Hiva Lutui Jake Murphy Jeremiah Poutasi John White III Junior Salt Kelvin York Kyle Whittingham Mark Pouvave Pac 12 Spring Practice Utah Utes