Kristin Murphy, Deseret News archives
10 Baker Pritchard DE, Bingham
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News archives

Signed with BYU
Coaches comment: “Bingham usually is a blitzing type of defense, and against us they very rarely blitzed and it was very hard for us to throw because they had eight games in coverage. Because of Baker and the rest of the d-line they were able to get constant pressure with just three guys. They sacked us numerous times. My tackle came off the field and said coach ‘that’s the best d-end I’ve ever had to go against.’”
— Northridge coach Erik Thompson

9 Manoa Pikula LB, Bingham
Mike Terry, Deseret News

Signed with BYU
Coaches comment: “He was pretty good, he had good speed and was a good sized kid. Out of all their LBs, he was the one we wanted to know where he was all the time so we could run away from him. For his size, he moved really well to the ball. There was no hesitation.”
— Riverton coach Mike Miller

8 Daniel Nielson OL, Hurricane
Jason Olson, Deseret News archives

Signed with Utah
Coaches comment: “Size wise he’s just so much bigger than everybody else down here. He’s going to have to get used to going against kids his own size and his own strength, but a lot of kids before him made that adjustment and I’m sure he’ll be able to do the same thing. It’s not going to be as easy as it was in high school.”
— Dixie coach Blaine Monkres

7 Ryker Mathews OL, American Fork
Keith Johnson, Deseret News archives

Signed with BYU
Coaches comment: “He’s a lot bigger than stronger then the most of the high school athletes. He’s just a unique kid who’s worked real hard to get where he’s going. Depending on where (American Fork) was going to rest him, offensive or defense, we had to make those decisions on where they were rest him to take advantage when he wasn’t in there.
— Lone Peak coach Tony McGeary

6 Ului Lapuaho OL, Hunter
Tom Smart, Deseret News

Signed with BYU
Coaches comment: “He’s kind of like a man-child, a giant. He’s a pretty impressive specimen. I remember watching him on film and seeing him in camps last year, I was like ‘wow.’”
— Skyline coach Josh Lyman

5 Harvey Langi RB, Bingham
Michael Brandy, Deseret News archives

Signed with Utah
Coaches comment: “The thing with Harvey that I thought he improved most from the previous year was running with his pads over his toes, which made him tougher. You had to get a lot of people to the ball. When he got into the open, there wasn’t anybody who was going to catch him. I never saw anybody run him down. You had to get as many people as you could to get to him, because he’s explosive particularly when he gets in the open field.
— Kearns coach Bill Cosper

4 Dan Kristensen OL, Cottonwood
Ravell Call, Deseret News

Signed with Utah
Coaches comment: “He didn’t make a lot of mistakes. He had really good feet. Obviously he has the potential to grow and put on some weight. He’s a two-sport athlete. Guys that usually make it to the next level are usually basketball players or wrestlers. You don’t see many of these elite kids not competing and doing something.”
— Hunter coach Dustin Pearce

3 Moses Kaumatule DE, Bingham
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Signed with BYU
Coaches comment: “The main thing with Moses, he was extremely consistent and he never took a play off. He played hard every single play, even if the ball was away from him, his motor was still going full speed.”
— Kearns coach Bill Cosper

2 Nate Fakahafua WR, Highland
Mike Terry, Deseret News

Signed with Utah
Coaches comment: “Obviously physically he’s a man among boys. The thing that really shined for him in that state championship game was his extreme will to win. Anytime you can put those two things together you’re in pretty good shape as a college coach. Utah is getting a kid that I don’t think people realize how mentally tough he is and how competitive as he is as a person.”
— Mountain Crest coach Mark Wootton

1 Isaac Asiata OL, Spanish Fork

Signed with Utah
Coaches comment: “He was as good as we played all year. Probably the first thing that’s so imposing is his stature. Athletically and physically he’s head and shoulders above most typical high school lineman. He really has a motor, he plays at a high level all the time. You could tell right there he was a kid that was going to continue on and play somewhere.”
— Bountiful coach Larry Wall