So now that Aaron Roderick is staying, perhaps things will settle down a bit for the Utes.
Roderick's decision to remain with the Utes certainly helps Utah's recruiting as it heads into a crucial weekend with more than 15 players planning to visit.
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said Thursday the Utes continue to recruit linemen as a priority, but are also looking at the best available athletes.
"Recruiting isn't an exact science and we're still going to take players at every position," he said.
Joe Kruger's decision to head to the NFL has prompted the Utes to take a good look at the defensive end position.
"He was a projected starter so that does play into the recruiting process," Whittingham said. "But it also creates an opportunity for someone to earn a starting job. That is the silver lining to it."
The Utes missed out on one candidate when Lyndon Tulimasealii, a defensive end from College of the Desert committed to Oregon State.
Defensive ends Myron Aiava, from Westminster, Calif., and Sam Tevi, from Euless, Texas, are among the players who have committed to Utah and will visit this weekend.
- Lya Wodraska
|1.||Kearns newborn found in trash can, mother detained|
|2.||Consumers want Utah liquor stores to offer better hours|
|3.||Meeting poster for Mormon women shows only male speakers|
|4.||Audit blasts UTA, says it gave millions in sweetheart deals|
|5.||Restaurant review: Rye rocks in space next to Urban Lounge|
|6.||5 pregame pubs that help you party before U. of Utah football games|
|7.||NFL notes: Seahawks penalized for too much hitting|
|8.||Forget priesthood — some Mormon feminists seek a middle way|