Great news!Good luck in your final year of High School Joe. Ute fans will
anxiously await your arrival on the hill.
“He was close on several fronts. I still believe that Oregon State is a
day away from offering him,” Matich said. “Oregon State is very
close and Washington is very close. He’s going to blow up here pretty
quick.”It's great seeing our commits receive attention
from other schools, as well. Kenyon Frison is yet another who's committed
to us and is still being pursued by others [i.e., OU, UW, etc.]Our
local kids are positioning themselves to become homegrown-legends up there on
Great get. Seen the kid play in person several times. Non-stop motor and great
drive to WIN
I am really excited for this kid but worried. I have noticed a pattern
developing. Basically K Whitt and crew have shown great skill in finding
versitile players like this early and have to spend the next 7 months fending
off other BCS programs.Overall it is a good problem to have.
To the standard Ute fans who comment on BYU commits - I know, I know
. . . 2 star commits are "diamonds in the rough" who will be star
performers if they commit to Utah, but won't amount to anything and we
couldn't do any better if they commit to BYU. Or we could go with Rivals
who does not have him any stars.Congrats on beating out Utah State
in the recruiting battle.
Great news!Welcome to the Ute Nation. Can´t wait to see you in
red. You´ll be coming in at a perfect time when the QB position will be
solidified after this season.We´ll all be cheering for you from
We must not want him or we would get him.
This kid was always going to be a Ute. I watched him play last year against
Herriman and West. The game was too easy for this kid and it was easy to see
that he was a man amongst boys. Reminded me of Star when he played at Bingham.
Once he discovers how good he is, the sky is the limit.
CougFaninTX"To the standard Ute fans who comment on BYU commits
- "Where you error is not waiting 'til the final rankings
are out....Just as KF began unranked on Scout, he's now a high 3-Star on
their website....Final '13 rankings on Scout had 2-Star byu garnering 19
2-Star commitments out of a total of 28....Hence, "2-Star byu".Therefore, it's fair to assume 2-Star byu's current batch of
'14 2-Stars will likely remain 2-Stars and UTAH's Tukuafu will likely
be bumped-up to at minimum a 3-Star at some point soon.
Welcome to Ute Nation! Good luck your senior year, both on and off the
field!@CougFaninTX: "Congrats on beating out Utah State in the
recruiting battle."You make it sound like if that's a bad
thing. BYU had to beat out "NO Diddly Tech" for 5 of the 10
current recruits (according to Rivals). Unlike Utah where 7 of 8 recruits choose
Ute Nation over multiple offers. So why are you here?
CougFaninTX: For those who don't actually know anything about this kid -
Joe earned his offer going into his junior year based on his sophomore season
play. However, Joe didn't get to play his junior year, but the Utah
coaches still followed him. So, no junior year, no reporting services watching
his progress, no stars YET assigned. He will be playing again this year, so we
will see what the services rank him after he has had his senior year to play.
The fact that other schools are after him without him playing a junior year says
a lot about his talent and his dedication. Of course, the byU "fans"
will never read that part of the story. They are just happy to have commits who
have no offers from any other schools.Welcome home Joe! We look
forward to seeing you as a Ute in 2016!! You will be home to see the Utes go
5-0 at RES.Go Utes!! Onward and Upward
A true stud. He will be on the Heisman watch list his first year o the hill. We
all know that coach W has a talent of putting guys on all the watch lists.
Anyone know his relation to current 49er and East High grad Will Tukuafu?
This is a very nice commitment for the Utes. Despite the couple of comments
from fans of another program, this is a high caliber recruit. I suspect he will
get offers from other PAC 12 schools but will not change his mind. Perfect
timing to come into the program as Jake Murphy leaves. Best of luck young man!
Hey CO Ute - One comment from "fans of another program". Yes, ONE. I
find it astounding that BYU fans care so little about what goes on up on the
hill.Hope things go well for Joe.
Balan, there were actually 3 at the time CO Ute posted, about a quarter of the
commenters. Now there are 5, making it about a third. Astounding, indeed.
Kudos to the Utes for winning the battle for all those multi stars athletes! I
think it's wonderful for them. It's too bad though that the more 3,
4, or 5 star athletes the Utes get the more their fans look down their noses on
BYU and ridicule them for attracting only 2 or no star athletes. Frankly, I
don't really care as long as they develop those no star kids into winners
both on and off the field with the talents they have. As long as they win and
go bowling at season end and the kids have fun, that's all that matters.
On the other hand, I'd hate to pound my chest about having all
those multi star kids and still end up on a couch potato bowl in my basement.
And now that you've won all those star athletes, let's see if you can
improve on last year's embarrassment and go bowling this year! Do that and
your boastings will carry more weight! As it is now, it's nothing but
@ Baylan at the time I made my post, there were 2 comments from
'fans of another program' basically indicating this signing
wasn't a big deal. Hence the choice of the word 'couple'.
@ thebigsamoanI'm sure you realize that has happened once in
the last 10 years; and when it did happen, it happened by the narrowest of
margins. Don't let one season define the last 10 years; it's not a
@VegasUte says he didn't play last year, sat out for injury. @PAC12fan says he watched him play last year. Which of U do I
believe?@StGtoSLC please count how many Utes comment on BYU commits,
Scout has finally rated Kyle Christiansen and he's now listed as a 3-Star
DT....Since Scout is awfully stingy in giving out 4-/5-Stars, this is quite the
compliment to Kyle!
CFiT, Duckhunter had a comment before I posted that was removed. My count was
correct at the time.
CFiT, sorry, misread your comment. And I would encourage you as well to look for
how many comments I make regarding BYU commits besides congratulating the few
that I know or have seen play personally. Tukuafu didn't sit his junior
year for injury, as I understand it was an academic issue, which is cleared up
CougFaninTX: "Which of U do I believe?"Those who really
cared to know could simply look up the information. But, why would anyone
expect a byU fan to get actual facts?. PAC 12 fan most likely saw him play his
sophomore year, which was a huge year for Joe. "please count
how many Utes comment on BYU commits, including U." Says a byU
"fan" commenting on a Utah commit! Irony?As usual, TX,
thanks for showing us your Utah love and support. We really fo appreciate
it!Go Utes! Onward and Upward!
Donovan Isom commits to the U!!
Vegas Ute, that's exciting, he was definitely the second QB target behind
Sharp, and after being a virtual unknown last year had his recruitment blow up
this spring. Not bad to be chosen over a school like Miami. Either way, he was
going to the U!
@vegas ute"Donovan Isom commits to the U!!"You
know what's funny about this stuff is that you don't even know who
this kid is or if he is the stud of all studs or a complete waste of roster
space. That is why I mock you utah "fans" about this stuff because the
truth is you don't have a clue what kind of player he is or what he will
become. Guys like yourself and azute read something on rivals and watch a couple
of youtube highlight films and start thinking you are professional talent
evaluators. It is hilarious.You mock BYU fans about "pre
season" victories and accomplishments all of the time but the truth is
nothing is more "pre season" ridiculous than getting all worked up over
some recruit who you know nothing about and who has done nothing at all to
warrant your irrational exuberance. next time you want to make some
snarky comment about a BYU fan making a pre season claim about their team why
don't you remember how ridculous it is to get all worked up over a "pre
college" kid that hasn't even finished HS yet.LOL!
Vegas Ute and CoUte,Go look at the article on the new BYU DB commit,
less than a day old and over 25 comments, with about HALF coming from Ute fans.