SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – Signing Day ended with a bang for the Utes football team.
4-star running back Jordan Wilmore, who originally committed to USC, picked Utah over Arizona State on Wednesday.
Utah signed 12 of its 18 players on Early Signing Day in December, and wrapped up the recruiting class with six more players on Wednesday.
“We feel we definitely improved our roster with this year’s recruiting class,” said Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham. “Although we didn’t have as many scholarships available to give as we normally do, we were able to sign a strong group of players across the board. We expect to sign 3-4 more players in the coming days who will add to the class. As always, our assistants continue to do a great job evaluating talent across the country, bringing in student-athletes from eight different states.”
The 2019 class includes 16 freshman and three transfers. The offensive line gained the most players with six followed by four defensive backs. Ten players were added on offense, seven players were added on defense and one special teams player (punter Ben Lennon).
The Utes added five players from California, two each from Utah and Texas and one from Florida, New Jersey, Nevada, Oklahoma and Arizona as well as players from Australia and England.\
Eight members of this year’s signing class are already enrolled in school and participating in team activities: Donte Banton, Keaton Bills, Manny Bowen, Luke Felix-Fualalo, Semisi Lauaki, Ben Lennon, Johnny Maea and Cameron Rising.