With transfers factored in, Utah would have a Team Score of 231.09, which would move them up to No. 23 in the country and up to No. 4 in the Pac-12 Conference. Just looking at the Team Rankings, Utah would move ahead of No. 19 Maryland however, when factoring in transfers for Penn State, Nebraska, Florida State, and UCLA they all would all remain ranked ahead of Utah with transfers. Still though, the No. 23 class is much more indicative of the amount of talent that Utah is actually bringing in to the program.
Coinciding with the boost in the overall Team Ranking, Utah’s average rating would improve to 88.09, giving the program it’s highest average and the No. 3 highest average in the Pac-12 (UCLA would have an 87.74 average rating).
Utah has done a fantastic job of piecing together this collection of players. It started with the cornerstone in quarterback Peter Costelli. Seemed to peak when they secured it’s biggest prize in Ethan Calvert, but the incredible finishing touches came through the transfer portal.
After the early signing period, Utah first added a former four-star and Texas quarterback transfer Ja’Quinden Jackson. That was followed the very next day by four-year Baylor starter Charlie Brewer. While plans unexpectedly changed, Utah did a tremendous job of adding talent at running back with the additions of four-star prospects Oklahoma transfer T.J. Pledger and LSU transfer Chris Curry.
This is an incredible talent haul for Utah, who continues to reap the rewards for their improved play in the Pac-12 Conference in recent years. Utah’s seven four-star additions gives them 16 total four-stars on the roster, doubling the amount of four-star talent on Utah’s 2019 team.