p class="TEXT_w_Indent"> Blechen was expected to play at linebacker in 2013 before he was sidelined for the season while recovering from knee surgery.
Blechen was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 player in 2012, making eight starts at strong safety.
"The way our linebackers developed last year, it gives us the luxury of moving Brian," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said.
The Utes also expect to have Tevin Carter, a 6-foot-2 safety out of Southwest College in Los Angeles, on campus in the next few weeks, Whittingham said.
Carter signed with the Utes in the 2013 class but didn't enroll due to some academic issues.
If all goes well the Utes will add to their running back stable too with Devontae Booker enrolling. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Booker signed with Utah last year but didn't enroll due to academic issues, which seem to be an ongoing issue for him.
Booker signed with Washington State out of high school in 2009 but had his scholarship revoked after he was late to take his entrance exam. A scholarship offer from Fresno State was pulled next after it was learned his high school math course didn't meet the academic requirements for the school.
Booker attended American River College in Sacramento where he rushed for 1,472 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2012.
He signed with the Utes but couldn't enroll due to academic problems. In December it became public that Booker and an ARC employee tried to forge his transcript to Utah.
Utah officials said they were unaware of the forged transcript.
Apparently the Utes are willing to give the running back another chance with Whittingham saying the Utes are "evaluating" the situation.