Consider this a massive rankings report on Utah:
• Jordan football is getting the most love of any in-state program so far, hot off a semifinal appearance last year and returning super-frosh Austin Kafentzis. Rivals, in fact, has such a high opinion that the Beetdiggers opened at No. 49 in the site's preseason top 100. Furthermore, Kafentzis, who was named Maxpreps.com's freshman of the year last season returns on the site's list of top 2015 prospects to watch. Jordan will have a lot to prove with the preseason hype especially since the 'Diggers open at Fremont.
• Most recruiting sites have updated their rankings with more players and more critiques. Far and away, the top-ranked player in Utah is Cottonwood quarterback Cooper Bateman, committed to Alabama. Ranked a five-star prospect by Scout.com and a four-star by ESPN and Rivals, Bateman's summer circuit at The Opening and Elite 11 has helped seal his reputation in the national perspective as perhaps the best quarterback prospect Utah has ever produced. The other consensus top five players are Woods Cross' Sean Barton (Stanford) and Bingham's Lowell Lotulelei (undecided). Check out the rankings to see where others fall.
• Lone Peak has made believers out of national basketball recruiting experts, and no one has gotten more out of his summer than Eric Mika. The 6-foot-8 BYU commit wowed at the Milwaukee Summer Jam playing for the Utah Reign, and has shot up onto boards everywhere. He's ranked Scout.com's No. 69 prospect, ESPN's No. 73 prospect and Recruit Recon's No. 91 prospect. He's not the only one: Guard and teammate Nick Emery is still situated on those lists, but on some has fallen behind Mika. And 2014 prospect T.J. Haws was listed in 24/7 Sport's top 50. Think BYU is excited to be getting all these guys?