Utah is the latest offer for Brandon Fanaika and it's a big one for the Pleasant Grove, Utah, lineman because he grew up watching the Utes and was really impressed watching a recent scrimmage.
"I actually went and watched and it was really good," Fanaika said. "Their defense was impressive and I love their offense. Having such a good program on the field, they also have a really good program in the classroom, too.
"Their coaches are all great coaches. Bringing in coach (Norm) Chow is big. They're going to do a lot better in the Pac-12 than people are giving them credit for. It's definitely a great offer to pick up."
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Arizona, Stanford, Utah State and Washington have also offered Fanaika, a 6-foot-3, 293-pound prospect who shined at the recent Elite Linemen Challenge in Las Vegas. He said now that the Utes have offered they're up top with any other program.
"Growing up here in Utah, Utah was always one of my favorite schools so they definitely move up there," Fanaika said. "They're up there with anyone else."
But Fanaika is nowhere near making his college commitment. The Utah standout said he plans to take his official visits, focus on his senior season and move slow and steady through the recruiting process.
"Right now, I'm just trying to focus more on high school," Fanaika said. "I'm not too worried about committing. I'll take all my visits. Right now I'm just going to try to pick up a couple more offers."
Fanaika said he's also hearing from LSU, Nebraska, Oregon, USC and Vanderbilt.