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Published: Tuesday, June 5 2012 11:43 a.m. MDT

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Duckhunter
Highland, UT

According to the recruiting article:

"UTAH

2013 verbal commitments: 4

Spotlight: Siale Fakailoatonga, a three-star tight end from Salt Lake City, also has the speed to play some slot. Has shown good hands in traffic and adding some size to his 6-4, 215-pound frame should significantly help him as a blocker."

He has decommitted and claims he felt "pressured to commit" to utah.

One less I guess.

KH
Holladay, UT

Man Duckhunter, you must be the biggest Ute fan in the world! You know so much about them.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@kh

I wouldn't call myself a "fan" but it is certainly fun to keep abreast of what is going on. It is just strange how reality is so different from what utah "fans" on here report. I figured there must be a reason for that so I thought I'd do a little research for myself. Turns out the officials sources are better than naval vet or chris b. Go figure.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Duckhunter... changing Ute reality before they even realize it. Priceless

Carnak
Salt Lake City, UT

and here's Duckhunter again not commenting on recruits and he preaches about hypocrisy.

Typical.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Duckhunter - You need to read someone other than Talo Stevens. He hasn't proven to be a reliable source for some time now.

KH
Holladay, UT

"It is just strange how reality is so different from what utah "fans" on here report."
- Duckhunter

Oh I get it. Kind of like the quest for perfection shirts that all of byu's fans wore the entire season, only to be humiliated by TCU, then by Utah, then by Arizona back in 2008. Pretty much the whole fan base and football program "reported" a perfect season and then they lost, and lost, and lost. Is it kind of like that?

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@uu32

So direct quotes from the recruit himself are not "reliable"? I have to wonder why you wouldn't believe the kids own words? Do you have another source that says the kid was misquoted or that the reporter simply made it up? Also I don't know Talo Stevens from you, no clue who he is other than he is a reporter. What is it about him that in unreliable? Is it because he covers BYU so that automatically makes him "unreliable" to utah "fans"?

I find it interesting that utah "fans" constantly question the reliability of any reporter that covers BYU. Whether it is Brandon Gurney, this Talo Steves guy, Dick Harmon, Brad Rock, even Mike Sorenson who is an actual utah grad with kids that are athletes there, it doesn't matter. If one of them writes anything at all complimating BYU, or anything that is in the slightest way a perceived slight on utah, then utah "fans" question their integrity and reliability. It is very amusing for me to read those comments.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@Duckhunter

"It is just strange how reality is so different from what utah "fans" on here report."

May I remind you of your reality? Just prior to the NFL draft you said we all know Utah's Cullen is "a joke". At the same time you said Bergstrom would not have started at the Y but play behind Reynolds.

Reality - Cullen was selected second team all PAC-12. That meant one left tackle was consideered better! Remember that includes left tackles from Oregon, Stanford, USC, Washington,Cal,UCLA, etc.etc. I would love to see you call Cullen "a joke" to his face. I couldn't wait to see the "punch" line!

Bergstrom was selected first team All PAC-12. In addition he was taken in the third round of the draft. Number 1 pick of the Oakland Raiders. What were there 6 or 7 tackles taken before him. That's from among all tackles in the NCAA!! (Of course a Y fan doen't place any credence to the draft! Look at their history!) However this does not prove you wrong. Bergstrom may no have started ahead of Reynolds at the Y - but what does that say?!

adelman
provo, UT

Talo Steves has absolutely no credibility. Every article he writes makes it seem like whoever it is heavily favors BYU. Strangely enough, most of them end up going elsewhere. And any shred of credibility he had remaining was lost last year whe he wrote an article claiming Hiva Lutui was deciding between BYU and USC, using "quotes" from Hiva, and then Hiva signed with Utah a week later. So no, it's not just because he covers BYU. Fakailoatonga may decommit, I'm not saying he won't, but nobody should believe it until someone other than Talo confirms it.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Duckhunter - See Talo's articles on Hiva Lutui and even Star's recruitment at Snow. The guy manipulates recruits and twists their words in his quotes. He uses the spiritual card quite often too, which just sits wrong with me. If the coaches want to push that direction, fine. But a "reporter" should not be doing that - or at least shouldn't do that if they want to maintain any credibility.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Ducky,

I see that you failed to mention that two bYu verbal recruits are actively looking/meeting with other potention programs.

Both Kearsley and Leavitt are on the record that they will continue looking at other programs.

I guess that's two less....

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