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Utah Football Adds 18 On Early Signing Day

Dec 16, 2020

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SALT LAKE CITY – "Next man up" has always been a mantra of the University of Utah Football team and today the program welcomed 18 future Utes to the program on early national signing day.

It was a great day to be a Ute, starting at 7:24 a.m. as the first signees started to roll in. Utah's signing class is comprised of six offensive players (2 OL, 1 QB, 1 RB, 1 TE, 1 WR) and 12 defensive (5 LB, 4 DL, 3 DB) which includes four four-star and 14 three-stars recruits.

Utah's four-star recruits include LB Ethan Calvert, QB Peter Costelli, RB Ricky Parks and LB Mason Tufaga, with Calvert ranking as the third-highest rated recruit in program history according to 247Sports.

According to 247Sports, Utah finished the day with the No. 29 recruiting class in the country and the fourth-best in the Pac-12. It is the second straight season that the Utes have produced a top-30 class.  

The 18 future Utes will be coming to Salt Lake City from all over the country, including California (6), Utah (4), Arizona (2), Florida (1), Washington (1), Nevada (1), Georgia (1), Idaho (1) and Hawaii (1).

Name Pos. HT WT Hometown Previous School
Cole Bishop DB 6-3 200 Peachtree City, Ga. Starr's Mill HS
Ethan Calvert LB 6-3 230 Westlake Village, Calif. Oaks Christian HS
Makai Cope WR 6-2 190 Culver City, Calif. Culver City HS
Peter Costelli QB 6-3 223 Redondo Beach, Calif. Mission Viejo HS
Jonah Elliss LB 6-3 220 Moscow, Idaho Moscow Senior HS
Kolinu'u Faaiu OL 6-4 320 Edmonds, Wash. North Creek HS
Jonny Fanaika DL 6-3 245 Pleasant Grove, Utah Pleasant Grove HS
David Fotu DL 6-6 325 Oakland, Calif. Herriman HS
Velltray Jefferson LB 6-4 230 Fresno, Calif. Edison HS
Elisha Lloyd DB 5-10 175 San Marcos, Calif. Mission Hills HS
Ricky Parks RB 5-11 214 Tampa, Fla. Gaither HS
Simote Pepa DL 6-3 320 South Jordan, Utah Bingham HS
Viliami Po'uha DL 6-3 225 South Jordan, Utah Bingham HS
Trey Reynolds LB 6-2 235 Queen Creek, Ariz. Queen Creek HS
Darrien Stewart DB 6-2 190 Las Vegas, Nev. Desert Pines HS
Mason Tufaga LB 6-2 220 Honolulu, Hawaii St. Louis HS
Isaac Vaha TE 6-6 235 Pleasant Grove, Utah Pleasant Grove HS
Zereoue Williams OL 6-8 255 Phoenix, Ariz. Mountain Pointe HS