10 Utah football newcomers to watch in fall camp (10 items)
SALT LAKE CITY — With fall camp upon us, Utah football will feature a number of new faces looking to make an impact this season. Although newcomers such as Jackson Barton, Devontae Booker and Jason Fanaika made strong impressions during spring football, here is a look at 10 players who are participating in their first action for the Utes this fall.
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1 of 10. 10. Jameson Field, Fr., WR
Field was a surprise addition to the team when he committed last month. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound receiver took a year off of football after his senior year in high school, but received a scholarship offer after an impressive performance at one of Utah’s summer camps. There will be a number of new receivers fighting for reps this fall, and Field will be looking to make his case.
2 of 10. 9. Donovan Isom, Fr., QB
During his senior year at Destrehan (Louisiana) High School, Isom showed tremendous leadership ability while putting up outstanding numbers. He accounted for 39 total touchdowns, while throwing for only two interceptions as a senior. Given Utah’s depth at quarterback, it’s unlikely for Isom to see any playing time this season. However, there are many in the program that feel Isom is the future face of Utah football. Ute fans should track his progress with great interest.
3 of 10. 8. Marcus Williams, Fr., S
Williams, a safety out of Southern California, has reportedly been among the most impressive freshmen in summer workouts. An extremely intelligent player with terrific instincts and outstanding athleticism, he has a legitimate chance to earn reps if he performs well during camp.
4 of 10. 7. Travonne Hobbs, Fr., CB
Hobbs is a tremendous talent at cornerback who has a chance to work his way into the rotation with a strong fall camp. Although he will need to adjust to the speed of FBS football, he has a strong track record playing against quality competition. He recorded nine interceptions on his way to being named a first team All-State selection in Louisiana as a senior. If he continues to show a knack for creating turnovers, he could see the field soon.
5 of 10. 6. Kenric Young, Fr., WR
Young is an explosive receiver out of Florida who could be in the mix for early playing time with a strong camp performance. A former high school track star, he is one of the fastest players on the team. He’ll need a lights out performance to move ahead of the upperclassmen on the roster, but he is one of the few freshman offensive prospects with the chance to see immediate playing time.