BYU Football Has No 2018 Commitments From Top 10 Recruits in the State of Utah
Rivals.com ranked the Top 10 recruits in the state of Utah.
Will BYU land any of the top prospects on Signing Day?
Rivals.com put out their final Top 10 rankings for each state across the United States. For the state of Utah, there was some exceptional talent in the top-10, one of the best years in the history of the state. But a staggering stat was in that ranking, no players were committed to BYU.
BYU previously had commitments from Herriman offensive lineman Jaren Kump, who checked in at No. 10 on Rivals’ list, but he committed to rival Utah in October; and Utah’s No. 2 prospect Cameron Latu signed with National Champion Alabama.
Unfortunately for BYU, the Cougars don’t appear to be in the mix for any of the uncommitted prospects remaining on Rivals’ Top 10 prospects in the state of Utah.
What caused this? One, kids locally in this state have a fascination with playing away from Utah. A lot of reasons factor into that, but kids in the Beehive State seem to be in awe of Power Five programs away from the 801.
Also, BYU’s 4-9 record in football last year definitely had an impact on the recruiting trail locally. BYU currently has an excellent class for 2019 in place, but there’s a long way to Signing Day next year. Things can definitely change, but one thing that the Cougars need to immediately change on the recruiting trail is not going scoreless in the state of Utah again with the top prospects.