The Utah Utes make their bones on defense. If their defense is not good, they don't really have that elite ability to beat anyone. Their offense doesn't score enough to be that consistent. So they need to continue to reinforce the trenches on that side.
Let's take a look at how the Utes are recruiting defensively.
Akai Stil Looking For His First: "Southern California defensive end Nyrobi Akai would love to be a Ute" [Utah Utes Football, Basketball, and Recruiting Front Page]
Utes offer local DE by Jeff Dunn: "Word is starting to spread about Tyler Batty, a 6-foot-5 inch, 220-pound defensive end at Payson High School." [Utah Rivals]
Daniels names top eight by Dan Sorensen: "Clear Creek (League City, Texas) cornerback Noah Daniels has seen his recruitment skyrocket in recent weeks..." [Utah Rivals]
Utes first to offer Texas CB by Dan Sorensen: "Trinity (Euless, Texas) cornerback John Davis has put in a lot of hard work to get on the radar of college coaches." [Utah Rivals]