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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports "there’s a good possibility" that Utah redshirt junior edge rusher Kylie Fitts enters the draft "if he finishes the year on a high note."

"The athletic prospect has shown flashes of dominance displaying speed rushing the passer and the ability to pursue the action laterally," Pauline wrote. "His numbers through four games have been ordinary and include 10 tackles, 1 sack as well as 3 pass defenses but scouts love his upside." Fitts, a defensive end/outside linebacker hybrid, is a former four-star recruit who struggled to get on the field in one season for the Bruins before bolting for Utah.
Sep 30 - 9:45 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline lauded Utah junior G Isaac Asiata's performance Saturday against star Oregon defensive end Deforest Buckner.

The Utes had 530 yards in the 62-20 mauling, production that wouldn't have been possible if the "strong as an ox" Asiata and his fellow line mates weren't consistently manhandling Oregon's defensive front. "Not only did he open holes for the running game and hold his ground in pass protection, Asiata threw several key blocks on the move, looking relatively athletic pulling across the line of scrimmage then getting out to the second level," Pauline wrote.
Sep 29 - 6:26 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson said that his shoulder is not yet back to 100% strength.

While it's certainly not a positive that Wilson' still dealing with a kinky shoulder, he indicated that it only really bothers him when he's getting hit. The injury didn't prove problematic in the slightest during Saturday's route of Oregon, as the 6-foot-7, 233-pound senior completed 18-of-30 passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns. He also turned in 100 yards and a touchdown on the ground, a nice sign given how often players become tentative when they're not at their healthiest. The Utes host Cal this weekend as they look to capture another big win.
Sep 28 - 7:26 PM

Utah HC Kyle Whittingham said that he "expect[s] [freshman TE Caleb Repp] to be a bigger factor moving forward."

Repp caught his first two passes of the season against Oregon on Saturday, both of which went for touchdowns. Said HC Whittingham, "Right now, two catches for two touchdowns. We probably should have thrown to him 10 times." The 6-foot-4, 202-pound freshman is a former basketball player who possesses 4.50 speed. Keep an eye on him moving forward for daily league play--the overall numbers aren't there yet, but he spent August transitioning from DE to TE. It stands to reason he would take some time to adjust. If Whittingham is true to his word, Repp could be a nice source of touchdowns in the coming weeks.
Sep 28 - 7:12 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson offers a "unique blend of size, mobility and arm talent," notes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

The 6-foot-7, 233-pound Wilson threw for 227 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 100 yards and another score in Saturday's romp over Oregon. "Wilson attempted a variety of NFL-caliber passes, showing the velocity and accuracy to hit quick slants as well as terrific touch on fades, deep balls and short passes to the flat," Rang wrote. "Wilson showed particularly good ball placement on a seven-yard slant to his left and a nine-yard back shoulder fade near the back right pylon for a pair of second quarter touchdowns." Wilson has big durability concerns. He played with a shoulder sprain Saturday and had concussion issues in 2013 which led to the discovery of a pre-existing injury to an artery in his brain. "While doctors may be concerned, scouts will certainly take note of Wilson's unique traits," Rang wrote. "Quarterbacks with his blend of size, speed, accuracy and toughness after all, are rare."
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 27 - 6:17 PM

Utah senior RB Devontae Booker was held to 98 rushing yards on 22 carries in Saturday's 62-20 upset victory over Oregon.

Booker didn't play as large a role as you may have expected because Oregon's box-stuffing ways allowed Travis Wilson to carve them up and the game got out of hand in the third quarter, making it unnecessary for Booker to tax himself in the fourth. He still managed to be a DFS factor thanks to a 25-yard scoring pass and a 23-yard reception. This was the first time Booker hadn't surpassed 100 yards rushing in 2015.
Sep 27 - 1:01 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson went off in Saturday's 62-20 obliteration of Oregon, throwing for 227 yards and four touchdowns and running for 100 yards and another score.

In a stunning outcome -- the Utes were double-digit underdogs -- the biggest surprise may have been Wilson's star turn. He completed 18-of-30 passes and shredded an Oregon defense keyed in on Devontae Booker. Stranger still, Wilson was questionable to even play in this game due to a shoulder sprain that held him out of last week's game.
Sep 27 - 12:29 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson is questionable for Saturday's game against Oregon with a sprained left shoulder.

Wilson sprained his left shoulder on a scramble against Utah State. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham sat Wilson against Fresno State in preparation for this game. Whittingham separated Wilson and backup Kendal Thompson with an "OR" on the depth chart. Frankly, we think Oregon's QB injury situation is far more pressing than Utah's for this game. Thompson can hand off to running back Devontae Booker just about as well as Wilson can.
Sep 25 - 4:38 PM

Utah senior RB Devontae Booker ranks No. 1 amongst Power 5 runners with 1,186 rushing yards after contact since the beginning of last year.

Booker is basically impossible for collegiate defenders to stop because of his power. In DFS formats, his upside isn't as high as Leonard Fournette because Booker isn't going to break as many long runs, but he's perhaps more week-to-week reliable due to his strength and receiving ability. Booker hasn't been held under 100 yards from scrimmage yet in 2015.
Sep 24 - 8:53 PM

Scouts out west have been "raving" about Utah senior RB Devontae Booker, according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"He’s an explosive one-cut ball carrier with excellent size. Right now the word on Booker is somewhere in round two," Pauline wrote. The Utah prospect rushed for 156 yards and 2 scores against Fresno State last weekend, with 120-yards and 1 touchdown versus Utah State in week 2.
Sep 24 - 2:20 PM

Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Utah senior DE Jason Fanaika has received a top-60 grade "by a number of scouts."

"And while I still don’t believe he’s top two round material, he’s shown flashes of becoming that type of player," Pauline wrote. "Though Fanaika needs to make plays on a consistent basis he’s displayed terrific power, quickness and the ability to disrupt the actions during the seasons’ initial two weeks." Fanaika had 55 tackles, 9.5 TFL and five sacks last year. He looks like an NFL DE, but could potentially slim down and play outside linebacker in a 3-4.
Sep 16 - 7:41 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson is questionable for Saturday's game against Fresno State with a sprained left shoulder.

Even if the quarterback misses the next contest, Wilson is expected back versus Oregon. The Utes have a capable backup in Kendal Thompson, as the senior has started plenty of contests when Wilson missed games. Wilson has yet to throw for a touchdown (one interception) in 2015, but he has run for two scores.
Sep 16 - 11:03 AM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that Utah senior LB Jared Norris "has the makings of a starting 3-4 ILB for the next level."

"Utah State’s no huddle offense goes east/west as well as north/south and Norris never missed a beat or was found out of position. He lacks classic size but has the makings of a starting 3-4 ILB for the next level," Pauline wrote. The Utah prospect is setting the tone for another productive season, as he finished the game with 10 tackles versus Utah State. Last season, Norris racked up 116 total tackles, averaging 8.9 tackles per game.
Sep 15 - 2:03 PM

Utah sophomore TE Lo Falemaka and freshman RB Marcel Brooks-Brown were shot in the torsos late Saturday night at a party.

Fortunately, both are both stable and recovering in a hospital. The players, at the host's behest, asked three men to leave the party. One pulled a gun. "Obviously, our first concern is that both Lo and Marcel are going to be OK, which appears to be the case," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said Sunday in a news release. "We don't have all of the details yet, but it is our understanding that they are the victims in this incident and we feel very fortunate that they are expected to fully recover. It is unknown at this time how soon they will be able to return to the football field, but we are optimistic it will be in the near future."
Sep 13 - 5:25 PM

Utah senior RB Devontae Booker was limited to 120 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries in the school's 24-14 win over Utah State.

Booker added another 13 receiving yards. Booker is only averaging 3.6 yards per carry this season, a major drop from 5.2 in 2014. Utah's offense in general has been kept in check through two games, scoring 24 in both. The Utes face Fresno State next.
Sep 12 - 10:28 AM

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