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During the football season, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham seemed to be sending a message through the public channels to Bingham star Harvey Langi when he described Utah's running game situation for the 2011 season, noting a freshman could step in and have a great opportunity to earn a starting role. Seems Langi heard the message loud and clear, picking the Utes on national television Saturday. His presence, along with junior college transfer John White, should go a long ways in filling the void left by seniors Matt Asiata and Eddie Wide and Sausan Shakerin, who was medically disqualified due to concussion symptoms during the season. The Utes also like the way Lucky Radley and Beau Burton looked in practice, believing they can be factors. Utah also has has a commitment from Jarrell Oliver, a back out of Texas. The running back spot will definitely be the spot to watch during spring and fall camp to see who earns the starting role. White might have an advantage over the others since he has college experience and will participate in spring ball.Utah 2011 football commitmentsSiaosi Aiono*6-3*290*OL*South Hills H.S.*West Covina, Calif.*Stock rose after he performed very well at summer campsIsaac Asiata*6-4*295*OL*Spanish Fork H.S.*Spanish Fork, Ut.*Asiata name has served the Utes wellTevita Bloomfield*6-1*230*LB/H-back*Hunter H.S.*West Valley City, Ut.*Could play both ways, very physical playerDerrick Brown*6-3*237*QB*Vista Murrieta H.S.*Murrieta, Calif.*Dual threat QB has a big strong bodyJoseph Bryant*6-3*205*S*Bryan H.S.*Bryan, Texas*Has height and range, has skills to be converted to LBNate Fakahafua*6-4*195*WR*Highland H.S.*Salt Lake City, Ut.*Skill player has the height the Utes love to recruitViliseni Fauonuku*6-0*290*DT*Bingham H.S.*West Jordan*Ut.*Another standout player on Bingham's defenseCharles Henderson*5-10*175*WR*McDonogh 35*New Orleans, La.*Playmaker runs a 4.4 in the 40Ryan Henderson*5-10*170*CB*Rancho Verde H.S.*Moreno Valley, Calif.*Known for his great quickness and leaping abilityDaniel Kristensen*6-5*253*OL*Cottonwood H.S.*Salt Lake City, Ut.*Family has been long-time Utah fansHarvey Langi*6-1*215*RB*Bingham H.S.*South Jordan, Ut.*Rushed for 1,399 yards and 17 TDs in 2010Keith McGill*6-4*210*S*Cerritos C.C.*Norwalk, Calif.*Talented player has a reputation of being a ball hog, in a good wayDaniel Nielson*6-6*280*OL*Hurricane H.S.*Hurricane, Ut.*Was state 3-A heavyweight wrestling champJared Norris*6-2*228*LB*Centennial H.S.*Bakersfield, Calif.*Reputation of Utah assistant John Pease was a big selling point for familyJarrell Oliver*5-9*195*RB*Dulles H.S.*Sugar Land, Texas*Explosive runner with good vision, also has good handsJordan Robles*6-0-5*225*DL*Salem Hills H.S.*Salem, Ut.*Brother Griff already playing for UtesEric Rowe*6-1*175*S*Klein H.S.*Klein, Texas*Draws comparisons to former Utah standout Robert JohnsonTravis Still* 6-1*180*WR*Spanish Fork H.S.*Spanish Fork, Ut.*Potential of Utes' offense a deciding factorJohn White*5-9*190*RB*Harbor C.C.*Wilmington, Calif.*Failed to qualify for Syracuse as a high school senior