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Utah received a commitment from, as far as we know, the first member of its 2017 class on Sunday, when 6-foot-3 Provo High wideout Ty Jones took coaches up on an offer extended at June's Ute Shoot 7-on-7 passing tournament.
Jones also received an offer at BYU's junior day.
Provo assistant Jay Puafisi described Jones as a receiver with height, speed and hands, and a young man who sets a positive example for his teammates. Jones works at a Subway to help ease the financial burden on his mother, Puafisi said.
"I think this is going to be a breakout year for him. He's very reliable, and if he's not open, it's because teams had to double-team him."
Jones was one of the top performers in the Nike Football Combine held at Clearfield High last month. See Jones' highlights here.
We'll update this story as we learn more, so check back.
Another Sunday night tidbit • Defensive tackle Pasoni Tasini is enrolled and eligible to play this season for the Utes after signing and failing to qualify in 2014.
Tasini was a team captain at Snow in 2013, recording 44 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Last listed at 6-foot-2, 260 pounds, Tasini starred in football, basketball and track and field in high school, and also lettered for the volleyball team.
It goes without saying that the Utes have a deep rotation at defensive tackle they always seem to but Tasini was once thought to be a potential immediate contributor.
Below are links to the recruits that the Tribune has reported on in the 2016 class.