Mountain West teams typically do not wait until signing day hoping to get highly regarded recruits. Usually they are out of the running quickly and settle for players that may have fallen through the cracks in the recruiting process.
Utah is facing a different situation though. Currently four highly rated players are deciding if they want to play for the University of Utah or elsewhere. The decisions by these four guys can turn Utah's decent recruiting class into an excellent one. Here is an overview of the players Utah is hoping to get on signing day:
Heimuli is a big guy who can really move. He is a defensive tackle that is a beast on the pass rush. He is a local kid out of Brighton High School in Salt Lake City who is the highest regarded recruit in the state of Utah. Rivals ranks him the 8th best defensive tackle in the country. He would be a huge pickup for Utah and can likely make an immediate impact.
He has received offers from powerhouse schools like USC, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Today he trimmed his list to Utah, Oregon and UCLA.
Heimuli will make his decision tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. I expect him to choose Utah.