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Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham gestures during NCAA football against the USC Trojans in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)
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Utah’s Coaching Staff Takes Party Bus To Recruit Local Athletes

Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham gestures during NCAA football against the USC Trojans in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The college football season may be over but it is not over for the coaching staffs around the country.

The Utah Utes staff just finished their early signing period before they were not allowed to have contact for the last few weeks. Now that the “dead” period is over, the Utes staff decided to start the recruiting period on their annual “U Blitz.” But this year, they are doing it in style with a party bus.

The U Blitz marks the start of the next recruiting period but all of the coaches stay in the state and they head out to find the next “hometown hero” by recruiting the in-state athletes. During the December early signing period, Utah received letters of intent from nine players that are from the state of Utah. Four of those players are back from serving a two-year church mission.

In the upcoming 2021 recruiting class, the top players in the state according to 247 Sports includes Orem offensive tackle Kingsley Suamataia, East high school defensive tackle Voi Tunuufi, West defensive end Omarion Fa’amoe, Woods Cross defensive tackle Michael Mokofisi and Jordan high school athlete Tevita Mafileo.

The final period for college prospects to sign and be in the 2020 class will be in February.

The Crimson Corner podcast is the one-stop for all things University of Utah Athletics hosted by Utah insider Trevor Allen. Ute fans will find interviews with current players, coaches, and staff alongside expert analysis of every game, story and angle coming out of the University of Utah.

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