Two-year starting tackle Jeremiah Poutasi headlines the Ute offensive line.
June 10, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY - With the @Utah_Football season approaching, utahutes.com will break down the personnel on the Ute roster with the lowdown, headliners and newcomer spotlight for 10 position groups. First up is the offensive line.
Tuesday, June 10: Offensive Line
Wednesday, June 11: Quarterbacks
Thursday, June 12: Running Backs
Friday, June 13: Wide Receivers
Saturday, June 14: Tight Ends
Monday, June 16: Defensive Line
Tuesday, June 17: Linebackers
Wednesday, June 18: Cornerbacks
Thursday, June 19: Safeties
Friday, June 20: Kicking Game
First-year Ute offensive line coach Jim Harding has four players with starting experience and quality depth behind them.
Two-year starting tackle Jeremiah Poutasi (6-6, 320, Jr.) is now comfortable on the left side, where he played last fall, and is poised for a breakout season. Next to him at left guard, Junior Salt (6-2, 315, Sr.) is another all-conference candidate. Siaosi Aiono (6-2, 305, Jr.) takes over at center after splitting starts at right tackle with Isaac Asiata (6-4, 310, So.) a year ago.
Possibly the biggest name in Utah's 2014 signing class was 6-7, 300-pound four-star recruit Jackson Barton out of Salt Lake City's Brighton High School. Rivals.com ranked him No. 7 nationally at his position and No. 1 overall in Utah.