I'm picking up some of the pieces after being out of the country for a month, but please bear with me as we go back over some older news that never got properly addressed.
First and foremost for Utah basketball is that it has an extra scholarship available after combo guard Julian Jacobs, the top player in the program's class of 2013, decommitted earlier this month. He committed to the Utes in March, and told the Tribune that he wanted to play "where I was needed not necessarily wanted and I felt Utah was that place."
Considered a high-end, athletic guard, Jacobs, from Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas, would have brought excitement to the position. See this dunk from earlier this year as an example.