According to the recruiting article:"UTAH 2013
verbal commitments: 4 Spotlight: Siale Fakailoatonga, a three-star
tight end from Salt Lake City, also has the speed to play some slot. Has shown
good hands in traffic and adding some size to his 6-4, 215-pound frame should
significantly help him as a blocker."He has decommitted and
claims he felt "pressured to commit" to utah.One less I
Man Duckhunter, you must be the biggest Ute fan in the world! You know so much
@khI wouldn't call myself a "fan" but it is certainly
fun to keep abreast of what is going on. It is just strange how reality is so
different from what utah "fans" on here report. I figured there must be
a reason for that so I thought I'd do a little research for myself. Turns
out the officials sources are better than naval vet or chris b. Go figure.
Duckhunter... changing Ute reality before they even realize it. Priceless
and here's Duckhunter again not commenting on recruits and he preaches
Duckhunter - You need to read someone other than Talo Stevens. He hasn't
proven to be a reliable source for some time now.
"It is just strange how reality is so different from what utah
"fans" on here report." - DuckhunterOh I get it.
Kind of like the quest for perfection shirts that all of byu's fans wore
the entire season, only to be humiliated by TCU, then by Utah, then by Arizona
back in 2008. Pretty much the whole fan base and football program
"reported" a perfect season and then they lost, and lost, and lost. Is
it kind of like that?
@uu32So direct quotes from the recruit himself are not
"reliable"? I have to wonder why you wouldn't believe the kids own
words? Do you have another source that says the kid was misquoted or that the
reporter simply made it up? Also I don't know Talo Stevens from you, no
clue who he is other than he is a reporter. What is it about him that in
unreliable? Is it because he covers BYU so that automatically makes him
"unreliable" to utah "fans"? I find it interesting
that utah "fans" constantly question the reliability of any reporter
that covers BYU. Whether it is Brandon Gurney, this Talo Steves guy, Dick
Harmon, Brad Rock, even Mike Sorenson who is an actual utah grad with kids that
are athletes there, it doesn't matter. If one of them writes anything at
all complimating BYU, or anything that is in the slightest way a perceived
slight on utah, then utah "fans" question their integrity and
reliability. It is very amusing for me to read those comments.
@Duckhunter"It is just strange how reality is so different from
what utah "fans" on here report."May I remind you of
your reality? Just prior to the NFL draft you said we all know Utah's
Cullen is "a joke". At the same time you said Bergstrom would not have
started at the Y but play behind Reynolds. Reality - Cullen was
selected second team all PAC-12. That meant one left tackle was consideered
better! Remember that includes left tackles from Oregon, Stanford, USC,
Washington,Cal,UCLA, etc.etc. I would love to see you call Cullen "a
joke" to his face. I couldn't wait to see the "punch" line!
Bergstrom was selected first team All PAC-12. In addition he was
taken in the third round of the draft. Number 1 pick of the Oakland Raiders.
What were there 6 or 7 tackles taken before him. That's from among all
tackles in the NCAA!! (Of course a Y fan doen't place any credence to the
draft! Look at their history!) However this does not prove you wrong.
Bergstrom may no have started ahead of Reynolds at the Y - but what does that
Talo Steves has absolutely no credibility. Every article he writes makes it seem
like whoever it is heavily favors BYU. Strangely enough, most of them end up
going elsewhere. And any shred of credibility he had remaining was lost last
year whe he wrote an article claiming Hiva Lutui was deciding between BYU and
USC, using "quotes" from Hiva, and then Hiva signed with Utah a week
later. So no, it's not just because he covers BYU. Fakailoatonga may
decommit, I'm not saying he won't, but nobody should believe it until
someone other than Talo confirms it.
Duckhunter - See Talo's articles on Hiva Lutui and even Star's
recruitment at Snow. The guy manipulates recruits and twists their words in his
quotes. He uses the spiritual card quite often too, which just sits wrong with
me. If the coaches want to push that direction, fine. But a "reporter"
should not be doing that - or at least shouldn't do that if they want to
maintain any credibility.
Ducky,I see that you failed to mention that two bYu verbal recruits
are actively looking/meeting with other potention programs.Both
Kearsley and Leavitt are on the record that they will continue looking at other
programs.I guess that's two less....