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younglurch
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Possible Football Transfer Target

Sophmore Auburn Safety Chris Thompson entered the transfer portal yesterday. 4* prospect out of Texas who played high school ball with Ja’Quinden Jackson. Could be an excellent addition to our defense with Ritchie on a mission and Hubert being injured. 

247 Recruiting page

 

https://twitter.com/leg3ndaryjaay/status/1389602990965862402

 

 

  • MDUte
    3

    Yes please!! He reminds me of Marquise Blair with how fast and hard he hits dudes. Would be a great addition to our defense.

  • Show15time
    1

    This indeed would be awesome. However i think he’ll be a tough get for Utah. 

  • CB_Ute
    14

    Aisea Moa

    I read an article on 247sports by Blair Angulo talking about recruits at the AveryStrong Team PALA 7on7 tournament in SLC. He talked about Aisea Moa being 100% locked in on Utah, and had this to say about him:

    …the in-state four-star defensive lineman from Weber said he’s completely locked in with the Utes, making his own case to the likes of Maile, Vakalahi and Lander Barton, the state’s top-rated recruit and Utah legacy, to join him in Salt Lake City at the next level.

    I love when recruits that haven’t even officially become a part of the roster yet recruit others to the program. Peter Costelli did this same thing last year, and if I remember correctly, played a role in getting Makai Cope to Utah. Aisea looks to be doing the same thing. Can you imagine Moa/Dallas Vakalahi/Xavier Carlton/Van Fillinger on our DLine, with Ethan Calvert/Mason Tufaga/Lander Barton behind them at LB for the next couple of years?? The future looks bright for the Utes!

  • Ice has been locked in on the Utes for a very very long time.

  • I just love it when our defense is just terrifying. Having all of those tanks on our team? it will just be an absolute delight to watch them completely wreck people.

  • bopahull
    9

    How does Utah’s P5 schedule compare to the rest of PAC 12

  • Hellhound152
    1

    This article is spectacular in the fact that it completely ignores the BYU problem in Utah’s schedule over the last decade.  

  • Possible Transfer from UNLV –

    6’11” Senior Cheikh Mbacke Diong      9 PTS  7.4 REB 

    Looks like We are ruling the Mountain West

  • Ute Dub
    6

    He looks like a super senior to be that can rebound 7.5 rpg (more than Carlson’s 4.5 rbp or Battin’s 4.6 rpg) and score inside at 8.9 ppg. 

    • pedro
      3

      I think you will see Carlson’s RB increase significantly under Smith.  K always had me shaking my head an how and when he would use Carlson.

  • Ute Dub
    3

    Also, he wants to go to a winning program that will go to the tournament, so hopefully he recognizes Smith doing that the past 3 seasons. Sigh.

  • bopahull
    1

    May the 4th be with you

    ProudUte
    14

    What excites me about the 2021 football team

    This board is dead.  So, I thought I would post something about Ute football.

    How I rank our football team by position.  1 is the worst and 10 is the best.

    QB – 8 – I think we have a solid starter and we have three 4-star backups.  I just haven’t seen Brewer play in this offense yet.

    TE – 10 – We may have the best TE room in the nation.

    WR – 7 – The four key receivers are great, but we do not have any depth.

    OL – 7 – We have experience and OnlyU thinks we are going to be good.  I trust him.

    DL – 7 – Great against the run, need to get some pressure on the QB.

    LB – 9 – We have experience, young studs, and depth.

    CB – 7 – Good group of young players.  I thought about a higher number, but they still have a lot to learn.

    S  – 5 – This may be our biggest unknown right now.  We have a great position coach.  I just don’t know…

    ST – 7 – Great return man.  Kicking should be okay.  Punting is a big question mark.

    Just my two cents on a quiet May morning.

     

  • Charlie
    5

    RB – 8 – We start over however, I think we will put the pieces together and they will benefit by improvements in all the other offensive groups. This group will surprise.

    • ProudUte
      5

      Thanks.  I forgot RB for some reason.  I would rank them a 7 because none of these three have proved themselves yet.  However, Utah has a way of always developing good running backs.  I gotta think one of these guys will step up and be “The Guy.”

  • PlainsUte
    3

    What about running back?   Loss of Ty is really sad, but picked up Pledger.

  • Trailgoat
    4

    RB and QB will be fun to watch play out. Oline is still a huge question mark. Defense as always will be solid. WRs should be fine with the TE options and hopefully Utes pick up 1-2 WRs for depth. The success of the team really comes down to the OL play and how they handle the upper level teams in the P12. Something the OL has yet to accomplish consistently. 

    Football season can’t get here fast enough. The basketball drama has been a good distraction. BB program ran out of players leaving to the portal to keep up the entertainment :). Smith truly is getting a fresh start.

    • ProudUte
      4

      I agree that the key is the offensive line.  Norm Chow said that the running game or the passing game cannot be successful without a good offensive line.  If our line is as good as OnlyU predicts they will be – we could have our best offense in the KW era.  But, making any such prediction today is premature.  I need to see these guys play.  We should have a pretty good idea of how good our offense is after we play the boys from Provo.

      Go Utes!!!

  • UtTroutHunter
    2

    Safety is my biggest concern at this point. Davis is the only proven player at the position. It looks Utah will be starting a freshman, and have a two-deep of other freshman. 

    • Charlie
      6

      I have heard Bishop is Ritchie 2.0 and he has had the advantage of a spring practice. Hopefully we can look forward to summer workouts with position groups without masks.

      • tanute3
        2

        Thinking about having Ritchie/Bishop at safety for the next 4-5 years has me excited