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Local football programs close to wrapping up their 2015 recruiting classes

Davis' Mason White is smashed by Bingham's Jay Tufele and teammate Daniel Langi Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Kaysville.
Davis' Mason White is smashed by Bingham's Jay Tufele and teammate Daniel Langi Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Kaysville.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

The state's three NCAA FBS programs will wrap up their official 2015 signing classes on national letter of intent day Wednesday after months, and even years, of identifying and then recruiting the best athletes available to their respective programs.

So how did each program do in addressing immediate needs and building future depth? Few, if any, coaches will present their signees Wednesday as anything less than exactly what they were looking for, but a study of the commitment lists for Utah, BYU and Utah State provides at least some indicators.

For Utah, the need was to acquire quality depth at both offensive line and receiver while maintaining a quality flow of future talent at other positions. With five offensive linemen already committed, along with five receivers, Utah appears to have addressed its most pressing needs effectively.

Standout commitments for the Utes include four-star defensive back Cory Butler and top local talent such as Alta defensive back Quinn Fabrizio and American Fork offensive lineman James Empey.

As for BYU, there's still quite a bit to be sorted out between now and Wednesday. The Cougars plan to sign 25 prospects, at least four of which will likely be offensive linemen, so look for several new names to appear beyond what is currently listed for the school.

Standout commitments include four-star offensive lineman Kieffer Longson and Texas speedster Charles West.

The Aggies, meanwhile, scoured the junior college ranks quite hard while attracting many of the state's top prospects, including Bingham linebacker Daniel Langi and Logan receiver Chad Artist.

Like the Cougars, a lot is still to be sorted out for the Aggies from now until NLI day.

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