The only rule that was broken was when Jordan High hired his dad to be on the
coaching staff prior to this young man establishing eligibility. Once the kid
tried out and made the team (along with his older brother) the QB battle played
out, and he was the backup. Jordan then fired his dad and named the other kid as
their QB, and the rest is history. Keep in mind that Kafentzis is also an out of
boundary kid (Alta) and was lured to Jordan the same way.
I don't see any UHSAA rules broken so I really don't see any reason
for any of you to complain about a legal transfer, just so we are all aware if
you do it right your child can play anywhere they want and with any program in
the State just don't burn your bridge before you decide to transfer or
parents and coachs will make it difficult to see your child fail. Isn't
that how the majority of people in this world get satifaction by degrading or
throwing a wrench into peoples personal lives and trying to make them miserable,
sad thing is that the people who bully, bash, and insult people are the ones who
are miserable plus I can't imagine what there lives will be after
life........god bless you all.
Ya people. If they parents want what ever is best for there child, and can
afford to move and help him then why not do it.....My only thing
that made me laugh, is the Backup QB from Jordan, lived right by Brighton High
school but choose Jordan, and boom gets demoted last year, had he just stayed he
would of started and helped out the school he could of walked to. But now he goes to Lone Peak and has a oppourtunity something he would not of
had at Jordan. I dont get why people get so mad, when if you have the chance to
go somewhere else to play, why not do it? If kids dont make it at Alta, Bingham,
Riverton, they have the chance to go somewhere else and play why not do it? Your
only in HS once, and maybe after HS some of them wont ever play organized sports
again.I dont mind the decision for these two young men. Good for the
families for helping them out.
At one level you can't blame the kid for transferring. He's behind a
talented freshman (now sophomore) whose Dad is on the coaching staff. He wants
to play QB and not WR. If he had an honest chance to win the spot, I would
agree he should stay there and try to win the position. But we have to be
realistic here. And if he has the talent to play QB, and based on his
performance in the semi-final game he does, I think it might make some sense to
investigate a different locale. Parents take their students to different
schools all the time for a variety of reasons. It may be academics, social
reasons, a music program or whatever. If the family makes a legitimate move into
that school's community, I don't see any problem. I doubt Lone Peak
actually "recruited" either player. It is a great school in a variety
of ways so the school really just sells itself.
They moved into the School Boundaries, how is that recruiting? The main question
I have is why the big article on the Jordan backup QB, and just a little snippet
of information on the AF kid?
It's amazing how a family will move just so their kid can be the starting
qb. all the money and hassle and moving valley's because them and their kid
can't handle not being the #1. This is a great (and costly) lesson they are
teaching their child. Very interesting. And the coach flat out said
the kid was looking at different schools. So the parents moved to where
he'd have the best chance to play? If it doesn't result in a big time
scholarship, then he's wasting his time. Even so, if he's any good to
play at that level he doesn't need to transfer.
Does the word "recruit" mean anything here?