The common factors with each tight end on this list are; size, speed, and athletic ability. Each player has the ability to be considered the top tight end in the state, and each will vie for that spot, as they play their respected roles for their teams.
Here is a summary of how each player made the D1 list:
Dallin Holker (6’5″ 225), Lehi HS – Holker made the list, by simply dominating every opponent that lined up in front of him, during the 2016 season. He’s a special talent that does not come along often. With Holker’s size and speed; he creates multiple mismatches and exploits them well, and will more than likely, do similar things on the D1 level. If you have not had a chance to watch him; we high recommend for you to do so. Rating: A
Cameron Latu (6’5″ 235), Olympus HS – I watched Latu at the Ute Shoot, against American Fork. Literally, within the first 5 minutes of the game; I immediately understood why he was a national recruit. Latu has a combination of height, seize, and speed, that D1 coaches dream of, for the simple fact that he can play multiple positions, at the next level. Latu is another one, that we’re planning on watching early this season. Rating: A
Jay Wadley (6’5″ 245), Viewmont HS – The move in from Florida is the biggest sleeper in this group. He’s had a great off season, and is poised to make his name; one that is well known among D1 coaches. I watched him single handily dominate some of the top offensive lineman in the state; rep after rep. If he continues on that note, he will have the opportunity to play D1 football, for a very good program. Rating: B+
Johnson Hansen, (6’2″ 230) East HS – Hansen does it all for East, and has made multiple big plays, for one of the nation’s top football programs. Hansen has excellent hands, speed, and is also a devastating run blocker. He’s a complete package at the tight end position, and will also make plenty of noise on the defensive side of the ball. He is a player to definitely watch, during this upcoming season. Rating: B
Kelton Bertagnini (6’3″ 215) Provo HS – Possibly the most athletic player in this group. I’ve had the opportunity to evaluate Bertagnini on film, and a couple of times in person. He had some interesting one on one battles, with some of the top DB’s in the state, and looked impressive. He has the world of potential, and is not even close to his ceiling. Big time potential. Rating: B
Enoch Fiso, Orem High School
If you know of someone who should be on this list, please leave a post on “The Board”, or comment below, with the player’s information and we will make sure to evaluate him.