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Published: Monday, June 27 2011 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Seattle, WA

Sounds like a great kid. Good luck to Siale and the Colts this year.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I hope he picks my favorite school because then I can find validation through this small recruiting victory over my rival school. I need this affirmation in my life as I didn't do that well as a youth or young adult and I now live through these young student/athletes.

Go Team!!


JoCo Ute
Grants Pass, OR

Congratulations to Siale and his family. Given the cost of a college education and his two current options this is a great opportunity for him to further his education. I think we all can learn from his attitude and respect for both the RED and the BLUE. We fans, more than the players and coaches, sometimes forget what real sportsmanship is.

Salt Lake City, UT

A refreshing attitude. I wish we could seal him away from the hype so he could choose where "he" wants to go and not where others want him to go. If he never reads these blogs he will be a better man for it.

Utesville, CA

Bottom line: BYU followed Utah and made the offer to this young kid even before he is on mission.


I like your style BlueNtheFace, but you forgot to point out that Utah made an offer to the recruit FIRST, meaning that BYU is just following what their big brothers to the north are doing.

Anyway, congratulations, Siale! Good luck with your upcoming seasons, and hope to see you in red someday.

Now, let's get back to the inevitable National Championship, BCS Bowl, Heisman Trophy, Pac-12 invitation, ESPN partnership, team athleticism, stadium size smack-talking!

Mesa, AZ

SoCalUtahFan | 6:12 a.m. June 28, 2011

Have you ever played sports? Do you even know how all these things work? It cracks me up that you want so badly to bang on BYU that you see what you want to see, not what is real.

Go back and look at BYU offers. they don't offer most of the time until camps. So BYU's camp was later, what's your point...

Oh that's right, you just wanted to find someway to jab at BYU.

I bet the majority of players most college teams offer scholarships to have other scholarship offers. They come at all different times.

It is wearisome that utey trolls just can't let BYU go. I am completely apathetic about the U and couldn't care less, where they go and what they do.

Why do you care so much about BYU?

Chris Bryant


and yet, you cared enough to respond........

Eagle Mountain, UT

BYU has a major advantage if the kid wants to be a tight end. Utah has a slight edge because of recent success if the kid wants to be a defensive end. Hope he chooses BYU. Their current log jam of tight ends should be about gone by the time he is ready to play but I would love to see him play DE for BYU. He sounds like the type of person that will succeed wherever he goes to school.

I have to say that the two commenters who mentioned that Utah had offered first so nya nya! made me laugh harder than I have for weeks. Next they will be saying that their dad can beat mine up.

Message received. That was by far the best post I have read for weeks. And yes I am guilty of troll responses

Bottom Line
Draper, UT

re BlueNtheFace

Best comment on these boards in years...thanks

Chris Bryant


its just the drawbacks of these message boards. its amazing. Fans on both sides who somehow find a sense of self-worth by the fact that their school was the first to offer a particular athlete.

its a sad commentary on our society....

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

SoCalUtahFan and Utah'95,

This is the first or second time this whole year that I've heard of Utah making the offer before BYU. Every other time it has been BYU offering first. For every one scenario in which Utah offers first, I'm sure BYU fans can point to at least 3 times in which BYU made the offer then Utah followed.

Mesa, AZ

I care because untruths left unchallenged are dangerous to the truth.

Trolls, especially ute trolls, love to throw out half truths, and outright falsehoods as facts. And if BYU trolls do the same on ute articles, shame on them too.

I care because BYU is where I graduated from and I won't let some axe grinding, ankle bitter use fuzzy logic and half truths to further their own agenda.

I am happy to let the players decide who is better on the field, and live with the consequences. There is only one game a year where Utah is relevant to me.

Like I said, I couldn't care less what happens to the u. I don't read about them (unless the article is in the BYU section, I don't care what their SOS, their record is or what they did in the past. I don't care if they win a national title, but if a troll comes on the boards, I am going to defend my University.

That is what true fans do. they don't go belittle someone else so they feel better about their university.

That's just lame. If your school is so great why comment on BYU articles?

man of few words
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris Bryant

And yet he was wearied enough to respond, you mean.

Chris Bryant


ummmm this article is in both the Utah and BYU sections.......to call it a "BYU article" is inaccurate. But then again, you mentioned that you don't ever read the Ute section, so its understandable.

Salt Lake City, UT


Well stated!

Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B, Hedgie and I will wait to see what he decides before making a comment about his talent level. If he decides to play for the Utes, he is Awesome. And it is because the Utes rule and it is a Pac 12 school and we have been to BCS games and that he wants to play in the Rose Bowl. If he decides to go to yBu, then he is over rated and Utah really did not want him anyway.

Tempe, AZ

Riverton kewger -

Does it really matter who offers first? I think it's childish to pound your chest about offering first. It's like calling shotgun. I did that when I was 5, but have moved on.

Utah fans are pointing out that Utah offered first on this one because BYU fans are so quick to mention that they always offer first. Again, it doesn't really matter who offers first. It matters who the recruit commits to and since this kid is only a junior, it will be a long time before he makes a decision.

In Stitches
Provo, Utah

Chris Bryant

Starfarer is annoyed by your use of half truths. As for BYU articles: you are all over them, so don't pretend that you are only here because it pertains to the u.

Hey, I thought you all were moving onto the self proclaimed "conference of champions." Go on then.

Chris Bryant

@in stitches

go ahead. find the last post I made in a BYU exclusive article.

I think you are confusing me with another "Chris B", different people my friend.

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