6. RT Siaosi Aiono
Aiono (6-foot-2, 305) has the edge, asserted after spring ball, because of his proven athleticism (26 plays on the line last year as a redshirt freshman). Injuries caused the West Covina, Calif., native to be thrust into six games, including the final five of the season, when the Utes went 3-2. He played on offense in threee games (a loss to Arizona and wins over Cal and Washington State).
Aiono was a first-team all-Sierra League and second-team all-state player at South Hills High (Calif.).