Utah gives Masina the chance to not only stay in his state and close to home but to also follow the family trend. He has had two brothers play for the Utes, according to Rob Cassidy of Rivals.com (subscription required).
He would be able to stay in a familiar setting and environment while also being able to routinely play in front of his family and friends. Kyle Whittingham is an underrated head coach who is a great defensive mind.
Masina would be the face of Utah's 2015 class, and he would likely play as a true freshman.
Whittingham is just 12-14 over the past two seasons, per Sports-Reference.com. Utah is not one of the best programs in the Pac-12, plus staying close to home isn't always the best thing for a young adult.
Masina told the following to Cassidy on April 11: "I'm just kind of looking around and feeling out the schools...There's not one particular thing I'm looking for."
All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports' Composite Rankings. Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.com, Rivals and 247Sports.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.