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Utah Utes football: Utes pick up another recruit, DE Pasoni Tasini from Hawaii

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  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 1:59 p.m.

    Sounds like a perfect fit for coach Whit! He will be able to turn a kid like this into a possible NFL prospect after 4 years.

    I can't wait to see how the rest of this recruiting class shapes up this week. If a few top prospects on the list end up signing with Utah, this will be the Utes highest ranked class ever!

    It should be an exciting week for the Utes.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    Looked for him on youtube the other day when I saw Utah was picking up interest in him and couldn't find any football tape of him, but there was a video of him playing around in the gym with his friends and the dude can explode off the ground! Some conditioning will probably do him good, but if he can come off the line like he was going for a dunk, he'll be around the corner and to the QB in zero seconds flat.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 6:03 p.m.

    @qwest perfected

    And you claim BYU fans are delusionsal.

    LOL!

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 6:04 p.m.

    Looks to be another great find from the coaching staff up on the hill.
    Kept his hopes up that BYU would offer him , but took Utah over the Y before Roscoe and his bros finally woke up.
    From the press release...
    " PASONI TASINI, a very busy four-sport MIL Athlete of the Year in 2010-11, improved in all categories from a year ago. His combine best 32.5 vertical jump is the one stat that jumps off the paper its written on when you consider he's 6-foot-3, 240 lbs. Easily the MIL's top college football prospect ".

  • Proud Ute ,
    Jan. 29, 2012 7:16 p.m.

    Coot hunter,
    Bad day sitting on the sidelines throwing rocks at the big boys?
    Gotta pick it up man, your stuff is getting weak.

  • Flames6 North Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 7:25 p.m.

    @ Duckhunter. You know this because you coached this kid too ?

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 7:44 p.m.

    @duckboy

    Please explain what is so delusional about my comment?

    Maybe you haven't noticed because you've been listening to Bronco talk about how he is going to win a national championship at one of his firesides. The Utes have put quite a few players in the NFL over the last several years so I don't think that is delusional.

    I also mentioned that this could be the highest ranked recruiting class the Utes have had - that is also not delusional. I'm just basing that off of Rivals and Scout. So are you telling me they are delusional?

    Good luck this week - of course you don't need lick when your coach says he will never lose a recruit. Man that is a great position to be in. I'm just glad he didn't want any of the players that have committed to Utah. Doh!

    Go Utes

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 9:26 p.m.

    @qwest

    "Sounds like a perfect fit for coach Whit! He will be able to turn a kid like this into a possible NFL prospect after 4 years."

    Let's see, utah "fans" are now claiming that an unranked, unheard of, after thought, last minute recruit, is now going to be an NFL prospect. Yes that is delusional. No whittingham does not take every recruit and "turn them into NFL prospects" LOL!

    None of us know's a thing about this kid other than utah just committed him at the last minute and you are somehow sure he is going to be an "NFL prospect". I remember last year at this time when you were all claiming the rugby player was going to be some super stud rb. He baiscly never saw the field and now they are going to change him to defense because he obviously flamed out at rb.

    Good grief.....LOL!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 9:35 p.m.

    @flamesout

    Nope, never even heard of him. No one has. Now qwest has him in the NFL based on nothing more than utah offered him a scholarship, almost the only school to do so. Yes delusional.

    LOL!

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 9:41 p.m.

    Duckhunter, how little you know. Thretton Palamo has wanted to play LB all along, but depth issues at RB and a lot of defensive depth last year made the coaches put him in at RB, where he looked pretty strong in spring ball. If JWIV hadn't broken out as the player he is and Tauni Vakapuna rejoined the team right before the season started, he would have likely seen quite a few offensive snaps. Regardless, he was a big special teams contributor this year, so saying he "baiscly (sic) never saw the field" is ignorance, and now I for one hope he does get to play the position that he joined the team for.

  • Flames6 North Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 9:47 p.m.

    @ Duck lololololololololololololololololololol !!!!!!!

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 9:51 p.m.

    @ Qwest Perfected | 7:44 p.m. Jan. 29, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Ya Qwest. According to Ducky " I remember last year at this time when you were all claiming the rugby player was going to be some super stud rb." Kinda like Ducky saying that John White was "just some JC transfer, he won't be any good" and that Heaps "would win the Heisman before he graduates."

    No wonder Ducky wanders off to Tulsa.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2012 10:45 p.m.

    @ducky

    Read my post again. I said that Kyle could Possibly turn this kid into an NFL prospect.

    I'm not sure where you got confused but I think it was probably a long time ago.

    Maybe you should concentrate on how awesome your teams recruiting class is. Maybe this is your year! Lol.

    As for me, I'm going to concentrate on the Utes recruits.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 2:21 a.m.

    Word is that Will Latu decided on Oklahoma. Bummer for sure, but at least it's not a team we're likely to face off against (a la Isi Sofele). Good luck to Will in the Big XII.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 7:27 a.m.

    @stg

    Scramble to spin it however you want, the fact remains as a rb, which so many of you claimed the rugby player was going to be a stud at, he never saw the field.

    As for this other kid, no one has ever heard of him including all of you yet qwest thinks whittingham is going to turn him into an NFL prospect. Based on what? That he committed to utah? Please, that is delusional.

    BYU has a kid from Washington that will sign this year that is not a highly rated recruit but has off the charts athletic ability. Hieofully he turns into a player but no one here is claiming he'll be turned into an NFLer and don't give me any "whittingham puts guys into the nfl" spin either. The number of players from each program in the NFL is actually very close and if you are just counting players the coaches themselves "put in the NFL" we can add Brian Urlacher to Bronco's list.

    Of course you can get back to me if the rugby player ever turns into any type of player, I wish him well also.

  • 112 Pack Spokane, WA
    Jan. 30, 2012 7:41 a.m.

    Another good athlete for the Utes. Looks like the Hater is back trolling the Utes recruiting thread and laughing at his post. Kinda sad and pathetic when you think about it: GO UTES!

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 9:50 a.m.

    Duck,
    I'm not scrambling for anything because I don't speak on behalf of every Utes fan, but I never made those claims. Yet with Pasoni, you're claiming "no one has ever heard of him including all of you," which is untrue as well. I had been following him over the last month or so, so there goes another Duckhunter Myth.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 10:18 a.m.

    I like how Duckhunter makes us byu fans look smart.

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 10:19 a.m.

    NO one heard of him and yet True Blew sports has BYU all over this guy.
    Don't feed the duck, his nose will just keep growing.. eh Figaro ?
    Please just re read my quote above from the press release.
    Good get Utes !
    Sept 17th, 18th... Tulsa.. ROTFL !
    No Wi Fi in Tulsa ?
    ROTFL

  • MidMajor4ever Syracuse, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 11:56 a.m.

    duky,

    "The number of players from each program in the NFL is actually very close"

    LOL go count again. Then count the number of starters, it's actually not very close.

    LOL thanks for the continued entertainment.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 12:34 p.m.

    @midlifecrisis

    It actually is very close, you need to "count" instead of just regurgitating false utah "fan" talking points. LOL!

    @failstorm

    You never heard of him and unless you are some college football nerd that sits around looking at recruiting sites (stgtoslc) then no one else had either. Great, awesome, phenomenal, fantastic, wonderful, exciting, blah, blah, blah.

    As usual this is just about pointing out the hypocrisy, and even more fun, the delusion, of utah "fans". Now you guys are telling us that the single act of committing to utah makes them an "NFL prospect".

    LOL!

  • lanius Woods Cross, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 2:50 p.m.

    Duckhunter has 5 out of 21 on a U article? He must not realize that most are laughing at him not laughing with him? - LOL @ DH

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    Being consistently proven wrong doesn't make someone else a nerd, it just shows that "hypocrisy" goes full circle right back to the one making erroneous claims.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 3:17 p.m.

    @duckboy

    You're really reaching on this one.

    It's nice to know how interested in Utah's recruiting class you are. The only one spining anything is you. You have posted on this Utah article several times now. I'm sorry that your own team isn't providing you with enough satisfaction. It has to be difficult to keep your head up when your team hasn't done anything significant for 28 years.

    Don't give up because just like Bronco said (and he is not delusional), he will win a national championship at byu. So you have that going for you. I expect to see them ranked in the top 10 in all the preseason polls for this next season.

    LOL

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 4:04 p.m.

    Haha I'd rather be a nerd than a heretic with fanciful conspiracies of DN insiders out to get them. Congrats.

  • CO Ute PARKER, CO
    Jan. 30, 2012 9:17 p.m.

    1- ESPN lists 21 NFL players from Utah and 13 from BYU. That isn't close.
    2- The comment from Qwest Perfected about Utah having it's best recruiting class ever will most likely be proved true on Wednesday unless a lot of surprises happen. Could be a top 25 class.
    3- Rivals is reporting Hiva Lutui committed to Utah today. His final 3 were Utah, USC, and BYU. Let's drop the 'we've never lost a recruit' talk from down south. Exhibit 1 - Chase Hansen, Exhibit 2, 3, 4, and more will sign with Utah on Wednesday.

  • hymn to the silent Holladay, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 10:12 p.m.

    Duck Hunter: Let's give credit where credit is due: the rugby player, Thretton Palamo, is the Ute upending a BYU player in the featured photo from that historic game. He had a solid year on special teams, especially kickoffs where he was instrumental in knocking the snot out of returners...not bad for a first year kid. Whit obviously knew how to make him into a player. And check out the schools represented in this year's pro-bowl...Utes up there with the Nation's finest. So I think it is fair to brag about Utah's ability to put quality players into the NFL, and to take athletes and turn them into players. So let's not "Newt" the facts....

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 30, 2012 10:13 p.m.

    Hiva Lutui vs. Theodore King? Not even CLOSE!! Big Brother comes out smelling like a rose again!!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 30, 2012 11:14 p.m.

    @MidMajor4ever

    He certainly didn't count how many Utes were on the NFL Pro Bowl ballot (11) vs bYu (?), or how many Pro Bowlers were from Utah (3) vs bYu (0). I guess little things like facts won't keep some people from arguing their case, then laughing at themselves!

    Man it's great to be a UTE!! Onward and Upward!