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Published: Saturday, Aug. 3 2013 11:57 p.m. MDT

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YBALL
Provo, UT

Glad to have ya! Congrats Kavika!

Go Cougs!!

FelisConcolor
North Salt Lake, UT

In before Chris B and other Ute trolls claim that Utah didn't really offer him a scholarship....

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

Welcome Kavika! The best thing I read about you was your desire to serve the Lord and your fellow man. Have a great senior season, remember the purpose and we look forward to seeing you on the field. Go Cougars.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Welcome Kavika. Nice to have a Syracuse Titan playing for the Cougs. It's kind of interesting that a kid with a 4.48 40 and a SPARQ score of 123.8, and an MVP at Nike camp isn't ranked by espn or 247, but a 3 star by scout.com. Doesn't really matter, I've watched him plenty in person playing for Syracuse and he's a stud safety but also has quickness and offensive skills as well. Nice get for BYU.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

What happened christina? azute? naval?

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@ Duckhunter

Not everyone wants to play at the highest level possible... and that's okay... everyone has different priorities...

CougarOnTheProwl
Murray, UT

Sounds like a nice get for BYU. Welcome Kavika!

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Howard S.

"Not everyone wants to play at the highest level possible... and that's okay... everyone has different priorities..."

That's obviously true of every Utah recruit; why pick Utah if you could play for USC, UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Florida, Miami or Florida State?

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Howard S

Case in point, the Pac-12. In order to pad their stats, the Pac frequently schedules patsies and lower level opponents to ensure their bowl eligibility. They even invite lower level programs (utes) to join their conference to ensure victories for their marquee programs.
It's easy to see how an athlete like Kavika would choose a nationally recognized and well established program like BYU over a flash in the pan, basement dweller of the Pac-12.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

C'mon now, this is great news! After hearing that Utah is now dominating the recruiting battles, it's good to hear there are still a few who still prefer to play for BYU.

Go Cougs! Good luck to the Utes too!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@howard s

That's a great point, all of utah's players have decided they don't want to play at the highest level, that is why they picked a losing team at the bottom of its conference.

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

A one-star recruit with no other offers. No big deal.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Duckhunter

Actually... Mr. DH... Utah players have chosen to test their skills in one of the strongest conferences in the country... I have no problem at all if someone chooses a different path...

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Pipes

Actually Mr. Pipes.... If BYU was a nationally recognized and established program they wouldn't have been passed over by ever major conference in the country.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

" ........ If BYU was a nationally recognized and established program ....... "

Howard - are you a johnny-come-lately? I have some news for you: It is actually utah that is not nationally recognized. Get a grip.

Max-was-right
springville, UT

Guess he wanted to play in bowl games his 4 years of college.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Tom in CA

Soooo....

If BYU has such a high national profile... Why have they been past over by every major conference in the country?

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@Max-was-right

Four bowl games?

BYU only has 2 bowl opportunities committed after this year... And that is to a 3rd tier bowl...

Oh... and BYU has no committed bowl opportunity for the 2014 season.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"A one-star recruit with no other offers. No big deal."

Actually, scout rated him 3 stars. And he did have another offer: Utah. Oops, those facts just keep getting in the way. Sorry to burst your bubble.

"Not everyone wants to play at the highest level possible... Utah players have chosen to test their skills in one of the strongest conferences in the country..."

Howard, do you want to guess Oregon's strength of schedule for the upcoming season? Being in one of the strongest conferences in the country, you would probably guess it is top 10 or top 20. Or top 30. Or at least top 40. Go take a look at it.

Cougars1
Bluffdale, UT

Riverton Cougar,

113th. Tied with Utah State. Good find.

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