Great! Are we ever going to get a new OC?
Congrats! Welcome to the best program in the state!
If the reports are correct, he will 'gray shirt' his first year (basically pay
his own way) and not count as a scholarship athlete. Seems like a great kid,
lots of athletic ability, and a nice addition to the team.
I've heard the same thing about him grey shirting next year but he seems like a
great athlete. Maybe coach K can use him on the basketball team while he is
bulking up.There are a lot of positives about this recruiting class,
I just hope it all stays that way come signing day. The only surprises I want
to hear about are a few high ranked players choosing the Utes over other
This kid is rated 2 star by Scout and Rivals has never even heard of him. I
wonder of we are just trying to fill out the class with anything we can get at
@Drum and Feather, I don't think this is a move to fill out the depth
chart. Like the article says, he only had 972 yards and five touchdowns. That's
what probably got him the bad rankings. However, his senior year seems to
indicate that the kid can play, getting 787 yards and eight touchdowns on top of
being a good defensive linemen.Like most sites say, stars are mainly
indicators of how ready the kids are to play at a collegiate level. However, we
currently have great tight ends who will be seniors next year, Moeai and Rogers.
That should give this kid a good amount of time to bulk up and develop before we
need him in two years.Just remember the one thing when talking about
the two stars. Stars don't mean squat if you can't develop them, and the reason
many sites agree that Whit is one of the best coaches out there is that he gets
the absolute most out of his players. So, I'm looking forward to seeing what he
get's out of this 6'6 TE just as much as what he get's out of our new
Troll and Feather, Rivals has "heard of him" (he is listed as Mia
Valoaga), but has not yet rated him.
i've said it a few times... star ratings mean nothing.i invite
everyone to google "eric weddle rivals"
@ Drum and FeatherThe nice thing about the Utah coaching staff is
that even if this kid was a two star recruit, they would develop his talent so
that he ends up being a 3 and a half to four star athlete. That being said, go
watch some highlights of the kid. He is a very good pass catcher, has a knack
for getting open, and almost never goes down on the first hit. Looks like
another good pick up for the Utes!
It's true, he wasn't widely recruited and we only beat out some minor programs
to get him, but I have enough faith in Coach Whit that if he says a kid might
turn into a good tight end, that kid will become a good tight end in our
program. This guy has pounds to put on and years to grow, but Rogers, Moeai and
Jake Murphy ahead of him. He will learn. Good luck to him!
I looked at his video and he does use that height to his advantage and he can
stretch for the first down. Check him out. I think that he is
another good find from the coaches.This is a good class the coaches have
put together. I'm happy to see that academics played a strong role in some of
the recruits decisions.
It appears one of the no star Allen kids that committed last week has
decommitted and changed his committment to Kansas. Is this a bad thing or not?
I will repeat the same comment for all posters complaining he is only 2 stars,
not highly recruited, filling out the class; etc.The kid is going to
be a gray shirt. He will not be on scholarship and not count against the
scholarship limit at this time. He wants to play at Utah and is willing to pay
his own way. How can you find a down side in that?
It's amazing that Utah can get a 2 star stud TE to gray shirt. How far Utah has
come from begging 2 star guys to letting them gray shirt. This kid is 6'6"?
Wow, he will be rocking LB's trying to cover him. No one will be able to cover
him in the secondary.Welcome to Utah Jeremiah!
Welcome to the family Mia!! We can't wait to see what a year of filling out and
weight training does for you!!The fact that private schools were
"recruiting" him for his senior year tells me a lot about his talent
and his potential. The fact that he didn't sell out and stayed with his high
school team tells me a lot about his character! That he earned all-California
team honors with that high school team is just a bonus.Go Utes!!
Onward and Upward!!
Besides - Utah doesn't need to recruit 4 star tight ends, we just wait until
they come back from their missions and leave bYu!Go Utes!!
Drum and Feather is not a Utah fan.
I'm sure he is just another 'should've been a 5 star' overlooked by everyone but
Whittingham and New Mexico.utah "fans" hypocritical
@KamUteI though that was pretty obvious. Can't blame the Troll and Feather
though. If I were a BYU fan I would be obsessed with Utah too.
@chicagoborn"If I were a BYU fan I would be obsessed with Utah
too."True, true! Just look at Ducky Hunter for proof of
that!!Go Utes!! It is great to be a Ute ... and RELEVANT!!
Duck "I don't comment on recruits, because no one knows how they will turn
out" Hunter:Yes, hypocrisy is fun to observe, isn't it?
Duckhunter - I thought you didn't comment on recruits?
@ UU32 | 4:32 p.m. Jan. 24, 2012 Bountiful, UT You caught
Ducky in another "less than truthful" statement. Kind of like the
"I was in Tulsa for a week during and after the 54-10 debacle at LES".
He later posted that he WAS at the game.Typical Duckhunter.
At all the utah "fans""seldom" does not mean
never, or "didn't" or anything other than "seldom". And of
course I don't comment on the quality of recruits, but I love to comment on the
hyposcrisy and ridiculousness of utah "fans" on recruiting articles.
Still haven't commented anything about the recruit himself or what sort of
player he might be, I have no idea and neither do any of you.@54-10
aka kosta, duckhunted, articuno, etc.I said many times I left for
Tulsa the day following the BYU/utah game and returned on Wednesday (actually
late Tuesday night). You know this but your dishonesty continues to show
through. I don't really mind as it is simply another fine example of the quality
of individual that constitues the average utah "fan".LOL!
@ Duckhunter | 5:31 p.m. Jan. 24, 2012 Highland, UT Need a
@54-10 its hilarious everyone comes on here and owns duckhunter but because he
hides behind a computer screen he keeps comin back and makin up stuff ppl said.
Another thread full of win!LOL!
Ducky - a prime example of bYu fan obsessed with Utah!!In Ducky's
words - "LOL"It's great to be a Ute!!
@vegasuteIs that what you tell yourself when you are trying to
forget you live in Las Vegas? A word of advice, neither is anything worth
It isn't a victory if you have to proclaim it yourself.
@Ducky: Someone who lives in Utah County mocking where someone else lives??
That is rich! You only wish you could handle Vegas!! Proud resident of Vegas
and proud graduate of THE University of Utah and member of the Crimson Club! I
don't have to go to the blue websites and mock other fans to make myself feel
better. I just have to go onto Utah stories and laugh at the silliness of bYu
apologists and their Ute envy.As I said before: Ducky - a prime
example of bYu fan obsessed with Utah!!It is indeed great to be a
Ute!! Onward and Upward!!
Don't be too hard on Ducky. He's a tender little fellow. He used to be a
really nice guy before Ute fans picked on him and turned him into a bitter
Be gentle with Ducky. His team has been on a down hill slide for more than a
decade now, while the Utes have been on a meteoric rise. It's been
heartbreaking for him.
I would just like to remind you all that we cuogar fans are not holier than
thou! We are not delusional! And we are not obsessed with the Utes!
@vegasuteI'm from vegas. Almost all of my family still lives there.
Glad my parents got us out of there when they did. It's a hole.
@chewieDon't worry about me. Keep it coming. Nothing a utah
"fan" posts is anything more than entertainment for me. You gonna watch the utes play basketball on tv this week? Oh wait, they aren't
on tv this week, or ever. Probably for the best.
@Ducky - I have lived many places in my life, including a South Pacific nation
and in South America. In the United States, I have lived in places from
Portland, Oregon to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The one thing I have found to be true
is - the place you live in is what YOU make of it. I have the choice to live
where I want and I choose here for many, many reasons. The fact that you think
it is a hole just reaffirms the fact that I made the correct choice. If I ever
leave here, the ONLY place I will NEVER move to is Utah County!! (and I have
two brothers that live there)Anyway - thanks for playing! You are
truly entertaining!!"Ducky - a prime example of bYu fan
obsessed with Utah!!"Go Utes!! Go Crimson!! Viva Las Vegas!!
@chewieDoes "down hill slide" mean finishing ranked in the
top 25 for 5 of the last 6 years? If so it has been a pretty nice slide.Or does it mean losing to the worst team in d1, at home, and finishing
with a losing record in conference? If so then you must really be enjoying it as
Duckhunter | 4:44 p.m. Jan. 25, 2012 Highland, UT@chewieDoes "down hill slide" mean finishing ranked in the top 25 for 5 of
the last 6 years? If so it has been a pretty nice slide.Or does it
mean losing to the worst team in d1, at home, and finishing with a losing record
in conference? If so then you must really be enjoying it as well.LOL!--At least they belong to a conference. No
conference will take BYU. We have already snubbed opportunities.
It's great to see the Utes continue to get the recruits they want. Utes all the
@DuckmanGeez you wont quit I give you that, I havent been on the DN borads
for months but without Utes fans still have there resident troll. Like
people have said before Coach Whitt develops his players, if he has the the
size, athletic ability, and he is coachable he will do well for the Utes.
Top 10 signs your program is going "down hill":10- The
best keepsake you have is a closet full of t-shirts with unfulfilled catch
phrases9- Robert Anae is the only caoch you have anyone nationally cares
about - woops, he was let go by Bronco8- Your sole 2008 4 star recruit now
plays for your bitter rival (ouch!)7- Your highest profile recruit in a
decade is now redshirting for Charlie Weiss!6- Your HUGE scheduling news:
home and home with .... East Carolina??5- 10-3 record with a strength of
schedule hovering at 1004- Dwindling players in the NFL - no Pro Bowler
since ..... when??3- November schedule, or lack thereof (byes are your
toughest opponents??)2- BADLY losing in state recruiting to bitterest of
rivals 1- ESPN thinks your coach's name is Roscoe!!Great to be
@Duckhunter"I'm from vegas" I thought that you were from
Palo Alto, and grew up near the Cal. campus ?... no wait,... one of your parents
was on the BYU faculty for 30 years.. no wait you went to Utah Valley College...
no wait you went to the Y,... no wait.. you were in Tulsa during the beat down
Sept 17th.. no wait you were at the game,.. but had no WI-Fi in Tulsa. And
you call the Utes fan dishonest and hypocrites ?
@hailstormHave you ever lived anywhere else in your life? I spent my
childhood moving back and forth between San Jose and Las Vegas as my Dad was in
the restaraunt business and owned restaraunts in both city's. We moved to Provo
as I entered high school. There you go that's my life history.I love
that there are now more utah "fan" posts directed at me than there are
about the actual article. It simply shows that when utah "fans" have
nothing of substance to refute me with they resort to personal replies.LOL!