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Utah Football Adds Four Transfers To 2021 Squad

Feb 2, 2021

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SALT LAKE CITY – In December, the University of Utah Football program announced the No. 29 recruiting class in the country and fourth-best in the Pac-12 on early signing day. Sixty-five days later, The Utes have made four new additions to the 2021 roster to add even more talent to an already stacked signing class.

Utah's 2021 signing class includes 21 newcomers, which comprises of 17 student-athletes out of high school and four Power Five transfers that include College Football Playoff experience and a College Football Playoff National Championship. The Utes will welcome 10 new players on the offensive side of the ball (2 OL, 3 QB, 3 RB, 1 TE, 1 WR) and 11 on defense (4 LB, 4 DL, 3 DB).

Between early signing day and national signing day today, Utah added running backs Chris Curry (5-11, 216 | University of Oklahoma) and TJ Pledger (5-9, 193 | LSU), and quarterbacks Charlie Brewer (6-1, 210 | Baylor) and Ja'Quinden Jackson (6-2, 232 | University of Texas). All four came out of high school as top recruits, with three earning four-star recognition.

The quartet will join the 2021 class to give the Utes seven four-star recruits with Curry, Pledger and Jackson joining early signees Ethan Calvert (LB), Peter Costelli (QB), Ricky Parks (RB) and Mason Tufaga (LB).

The 22 future Utes will be coming to Salt Lake City from all over the country, including California (6), Utah (4), Arizona (2), Florida (2), Texas (2), Washington (1), Nevada (1), Georgia (1), Idaho (1) and Hawaii (1).

2021 Utah Football Newcomers

Name Pos. HT WT Hometown Previous School
Cole Bishop DB 6-3 200 Peachtree City, Ga. Starr's Mill HS
Charlie Brewer  QB 6-1 210 Austin, Texas Baylor
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
Chris Curry RB 5-11 216 Fort Myers, Fla. LSU
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
Ja'Quinden Jackson QB 6-2 232 Dallas, Texas Texas
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
TJ Pledger RB 5-9 193 Pacoima, Calif. Oklahoma
Viliami Po'uha DL 6-3 225 South Jordan, Utah Bingham HS
Trey Reynolds LB 6-2 235 Queen Creek, Ariz. Queen Creek HS
Bleu 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