Utah lands another local recruit. Here’s how the Utes have done with in-state talent so far

Davis Andrews, the fifth-best prospect in the state, picked Utah over Notre Dame, UCLA and BYU.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Coach Kyle Whittingham as the Utah Utes host the Florida Gators, NCAA football in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023.

Utah’s run on in-state talent continued this week with the commitment of three-star safety Davis Andrews from American Fork.

Andrews, rated the fifth-best prospect in Utah by to 247Sports, chose the Utes over Notre Dame, UCLA and BYU.

Utah now has commits from four of the top seven in-state prospects in the 2024 recruiting class. That includes the number one- and two-rated recruits in offensive lineman Isaiah Garcia and quarterback Isaac Wilson.

The program also has offers out to the third- and fourth-best prospects in Utah. Safety Faletau Satuala (Bountiful) is considering Utah along with BYU, UCLA and others. Tight end Roger Saleapaga (Orem) has a bevy of SEC offers, including from Auburn and Tennessee.

With the Andrews commitment, Utah’s 2024 recruiting class is now ranked No. 64 in the country, per 247Sports. Part of that is due to only having 10 commitments. Georgia, the current No. 1, has 26. At this stage of the recruiting cycle — still several months out from the first signing day — the rankings are affected by the inventory of commitments.

UCLA, for example, is outside the top 50 and only has 12 commitments.

Looking back, the Utes haven’t always been able to keep the top recruits in Utah.

In 2023, Utah landed three of the top five recruits (including No. 1 Spencer Fano). But in 2022, four of the top five went elsewhere (although No. 1 Lander Barton did end up in Salt Lake City). In 2021, none of the top five ended up at Utah.

As it stands today, four of Utah’s 10 commitments are from the state. Here is the current 2024 list:

Isaac Wilson, four-star quarterback, Corner Canyon

Isaiah Garcia, four-star offensive lineman, Corner Canyon

David Washington, four-star wide receiver, Las Vegas

Kash Dillion, three-star edge rusher, Corner Canyon

Davis Andrews, three-star safety, American Fork

Lamar Radcliff, three-star running back, Sacramento, Calif.

Jeilani Davis, three-star safety, Santa Ana, Calif.

Hunter Andrews, three-star athlete, Magnolia, Texas

Sammie Hunter, three-star cornerback, Chandler, Ariz.

Ashtin Kekahuna-Lopes, three-star linebacker, Bellflower, Calif.