Utes Wrap Up First Weekend Of Big Recruiting Month

Jun 6, 2022, 9:21 AM | Updated: 11:51 am
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The Utah football team runs onto the field before a game between the Oregon Ducks and the Utah Utes November 20, 2021, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Boyd Ivey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY- Interest has never been higher for the Utes when it comes to high-level recruits. After a successful 2021 campaign that ended in a shoot-out thriller against Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, Utah has the attention of high school recruits the likes the program has never seen before.

June is shaping up to be one of the most important months in Utah’s short history with the Pac-12 according to UteZone’s Steve Bartle, and the first weekend of visits appear to have gone well.

Who Was In Town?

The Utes hosted six big names this past weekend of 22 confirmed official visits so far. Four-star defensive linemen Anthony James and Enow Etta were in Salt Lake City checking out what the Utes have to offer. They were joined by four-star linebacker Liona Lefau, three-star offensive lineman Heath Ozaeta, three-star running back Marquise Collins and three-star linebacker Owen Chambliss.

Anthony James

James is in high demand having originally been committed to Texas A&M and holding more than a handful of offers from some of the best programs in the country. However, James recently backed off his commitment to the Aggies to see what else is out there. Based off James’ Twitter it appears Utah really impressed.

Enow Etta

Etta was another big fish visiting the Utes who walked away impressed this past weekend. Currently Etta holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, and Alabama.

Liona Lefau

Lefau is another guy in high demand with offers from Texas, BYU, Oregon and USC. This weekend was not the first time Lefau has seen the Utes as he’s been on campus for unofficals a few times before his official visit this past weekend.

Heath Ozaeta

Ozaeta is another guy with some familiarity with the Utes already having taken an unoffical visit last November. The talented offensive lineman currently holds offers from Nebraska, UCLA, Air Force and Arizona along with Utah.

Marquise Collins

Collins released his “Top 5” schools shortly before his trip to Salt Lake on June 2nd. For the time being Utah is in the same company as Duke, TCU, Boston College and Cal, but the talented running back is still raking in the offers.

Owen Chambliss

Chambliss is heating up on the recruiting trail holding offers from Boise State, Minnesota, Arizona, and Boston College. He has also recently added offers from USC, Oregon State, and Washington.

Another Big Week

The Utes do not appear to be slowing down their official visit roll anytime soon this month. Despite finishing up a very big weekend, Utah will be looking ahead starting today as they host legacy athlete, linebacker Jamal Anderson Jr.- son of the “Dirty Bird” himself.

The four-star linebacker is considered one of the best prospects in the entire country holding offers from Clemson, Michigan State, USC, and Boston College.


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