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First impressions of Tuttle and Shelley based on available video

Tuttle looks to have a reasonably strong arm.  He is another Ute QB recruit that slings it side arm!  He is listed as 6′ 4″ but he delivers the ball about as high as Shelley, who is much shorter.

Shelley has an average arm that will probably be exposed at the D1 level.  He is a great athlete, and a talented runner!  He may end up with special plays from the QB position that are 90% run.  I’m sure that the defensive coaches are already salivating over moving him to a DB position.

Hard to tell how accurate either passer is, both will have to be extremely good in the accuracy department to take the starting QB position at Utah.

Just my impressions.

 

  • Utah
    1

    Tuttle tearing it up as well in SD camps. I read that he scored on all his drives but one and threw 20 TD’s in three games. 

  • noneyadb
    1

    Side arm? His release is nowhere near Wilson, however Tuttle is still a senior in high school, he won’t be here till next year. With two senior QB’s on the roster Huntley would be wise to red shirt this year and compete next year for starter. Shelley is an intriguing player, wonder if he switches to baseball if he doesn’t get the playing time?

  • Milton Vanderslice
    6 1

    Do they wrap up well when they tackle?  It’s important to examine the fundamentals when measuring the talent of future Safeties.

  • RedLine
    1

    Phil Steele’s 2017 Top 30

    Some surprising selections in there.  Missing is Utah. Phil Steele’s 2017 Top 30

    Direct Link Paid Subscription PS2017T30

  • ladyinred
    2

    Phil Steele also had Utah outside his preseason top 25 in 2008. Hack! 🙂

    • Tony
      5

      Hmm.  Repeat?

  • Utah
    3

    Whitt was asked about potential transfers coming in the secondary:

    He said there is no one on the radar right now. 

    That falls in line with what I’ve heard about Johnson’s brother. 

    https://espn700sports.com/interviews…coach-6-13-17/

  • gUrthBrooks

    Yeah. I don’t think there’s a need, either.

    • Utah
      1

      I agree. I think Blackmon, Smith and Burgess all did better than expected this spring and the need for a CB dropped a lot. I think the coaching staff would be fine with those three and Hobbs and no one else. But, we have Johnson, Guidry and Lewis all coming in as well. Lewis should be close to ready to play and Johnson looks amazing. His island skills are off the charts.

      It wouldn’t shock me if he is a first rounder after his JR season. 

  • noneyadb
    1

    Any starting experience at p5 level DB is a need.

  • PlainsUte
    1

    Wait, I thought all the transfers were out of Utah and down to TDS?   Not true?  I read it online.

    • ladyinred
      1

      There’s a disconnect between what tds fans WANT to be true, and what IS true. But that doesn’t stop them from posting about it on teh interwebz.

  • Utah
    11

    Great article on Travis Wilson:

    “Look,” Palmer recalled telling Snead, “I’m going to the combine next week to tell everybody about Travis. So you can work him out now, or you can wait for me to tell everybody about him.”

    The Rams worked Wilson out and signed him on the spot. 

    http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-rams/post/_/id/34014/why-jordan-palmer-thinks-former-utah-qb-travis-wilson-will-catch-35-passes

  • FtheY
    1

    Stoked for Travis. I hope he does well. 

  • mfaulk80
    6

    I usually read this forum without being logged in, but I logged in tonight specifically to like this post.  I hope things turn out great for Travis.  While he wasn’t the most talented quarterback we’ve ever had, he had as much heart as any other player who has ever played for us.

    Go Utes!

    • Tony
      1

      mfaulk80 as in Marshall Faulk?  Thanks for un-lurking.

      • Dugway
        1

        That’s definitely Travis… definitely…

        “I definitely feel like I’m making big strides on where I started,” Wilson, a professional tight end for less than half a year, said after a recent practice. “I knew kind of how to run routes and stuff, but I’m definitely now fine-tuning the technique of running routes, along with the blocking stuff. I never really had to block, so that’s definitely still a big area I need to improve on. But I’m happy with the progress so far.”

  • UteThunder
    9

    Utah’s scheduling advantages or disadvantages this year.

    I think I’m going to post anything sports related here that I post over on UF.N. I’m doing this for two reasons: 1) I would like to see this place get more traffic. 2) There are people here who have left UF.N or have never been there to begin with.

     

    Games in which Utah has extra time to prepare: @ BYU, vs Stanford, vs UCLA, vs Washington State. 

    – The week before we play BYU, they play LSU on a Saturday while we play North Dakota on a Thursday. Our bye week is scheduled the week before we play Stanford. UCLA has to travel to Utah for a Friday night game, so not really extra time for us but lost time for them due to traveling on a short week. Washington State is the week following the Friday UCLA game so that gives us an extra day there too.

    Games in which Utah’s opponent has extra time to prepare: @ Arizona, @ Washington, vs Colorado. 

    – Arizona plays UTEP the Friday before our Friday night game with them while we play SJSU on Saturday; and we have to travel to Arizona. Washington plays Stanford on a Friday the week before we play them on a Friday while we play WSU on Saturday; and once again we are traveling on a short week. Colorado has their bye week scheduled for the week before we play, fortunately the game is at our place.

    Games in which Utah might get caught looking ahead: North Dakota, San Jose State. 

    – It should almost be expected that Utah would look passed an FCS opponent to BYU. And not that SJSU is that bad and Arizona is that good, I think Utah could just be looking forward to conference play. The rest of our games are so big I just don’t see any way we start looking ahead unless we are in contention for the division lead late in the season.

    Games in which Utah’s opponent might get caught looking ahead: BYU, Stanford, USC, ASU, Oregon, Washington. 

    – There is no way that BYU should be looking passed Utah, but with our game being sandwiched between LSU and Wisconsin it would be understandable if they got caught looking ahead, especially if they managed to pull the upset over the Tigers and start dreaming of an undefeated season. Stanford plays Oregon the week after us and up until last year, IIRC, that game has decided the North division. USC hosts Notre Dame the week after they play us, but after beating them last year we will probably have their full attention this year. ASU plays USC the week after us; hard not to look ahead to the Trojans. Oregon plays a big rivalry game with Washington the week after playing us and Washington will be in the Apple Cup after our match-up with them. 

  • FtheY
    7

    We cannot overlook Wazzu. I’m still haunted by the rain game at home a a few years ago. 

  • PlainsUte
    3

    Wait, there are sports posts on UFN?

    Thought it was all politics now.

    • Tony
      3

      Uncheck the sports category!  #ohwait

  • ladyinred
    2

    Thanks for posting this. I have looked at Ufn before but don’t sign up there because it seems to be almost all politics. I like to occasionally talk politics but I am kind of burned out on that lately. Plus I think Tony does a nice job with this site, no offense to Ufn.

    BYwho has a tough slate to start, but there is no way they don’t have that Utah game circled on their calendars. They will be fired up. Sigh.

  • Stone
    2

    Thanks for posting this here also. I have pretty much committed solely to this site. I don’t want to continually check both.

  • Tony
    2

    Thanks for posting @utethunder – At this moment there are 52 users browsing the site and 22 are members or logged in. There are a lot of lurkers who never register. Some hit this site that may not freqeunt other sites, and there may be some crossover.  The point is that you will reach people here you might not reach elsewhere and the other way applies too.

    GO UTES.