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Utah's recruiting class filling up with linemen, running backs
First Published Feb 06 2013 09:50 am • Last Updated Feb 06 2013 09:50 am

It isn't even 10 a.m. and the Utes are almost done with their recruiting class.

The running back group already looks solid, with Troy McCormick, a 5-9, 159-pound back out of Houston, Texas and Devontae Booker, a 5-11, 199-pound back out of Sacramento, Calif. among the signees.

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Also signing is De'Vian Young, a 5-9, 171-pound freshman out of Houston, Texas.

Speaking of Texas, the Utes have made the state a priority area in recent seasons. It seems to be paying off, at least in numbers, with seven players from Texas signing so far.

In a change from past signing rules, players who have committed to the Utes but won't enroll during the 2013-14 aren't allowed to sign national letters of intent and the maximum number of signees permitted through the signing period (Dec. 1-May 31) is 25 this year, down from 28 a year ago, so expect the announcements that several of Utah's committed players will be heading out on missions or will walk on.

2013 Signees

Andrew Albers Costa Mesa, Calif. Orange Coast CC OL 6-7 309 Originally signed with Utah before going the JC route


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Myron Aiava Westminster, Calif. Westminster H.S. DE 6-5 274 Was captain for the football and volleyball team

Devontae Booker Sacramento, Calif. American River College RB 5-11 199 Rushed for 1,472 yards and 15 TDs in 2012

Hipolito Corporan Houston, Tx. Westside H.S. CB 6-1 172 Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Year finalist

Harrison Handley Sandy, Utah Alta H.S. TE 6-5 217 Local product chose Utes over BYU and Utah State

Dominique Hatfield Los Angeles, Calif., Crenshaw H.S. WR/CB 5-10 152 Had eight INTs his senior year, also played WR

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