Sounds like he had an excellent plan to achieve what he wants in life. Assess,
set goals, stay focused, work hard. He will achieve a lot if he continues to
follow that model. I like that he has balanced his goals with a mission. Look
forward to watching him grow.
Fantastic story. I love to see kids like this at BYU. Welcome to BYU, Kuj!
I loved this story. Good Luck Kuj!
It would be sweet if he and Jabari were mission companions.Welcome
to BYU Kuj. Hopefully we will be in a conference by 2015.
I like this kid! Good luck to you, Kuj. More importantly, continue to work
hard. I and many others will be watching and rooting for you to succeed!
Moved back to the state recently. I follow Utah football and see all their
recruits. Could Des News write a story for every Utah recruit as they do for
BYU? Everyone has a story
Loved reading this article. Proud of you Kuj! I'd be lying if I
didn't admit that a tear or two fell from my eyes when I saw your highlight
video. Most don't understand how passionate we are at Kahuku about our
football. For those of you who do, you know that Football is our Mana. It is
who we are as Red Raiders. It'll be fun to watch you after your
mission ripping it up on the football field wearing BYU blue! Congratulations
on your accomplishments as well!Here's to hoping Kahuku can
finish this coming season the same way we ended last season! RR4L
@uterealistA few things about your request.1) Not nearly
as many people care about utah's recruits. It isn't even close.2) utah hardly has any commits at this point wereas BYU has gotten quite
a few, especially in the last couple of weeks. 3) We have an entire
article just like this one on the kid from orange county that committed to the
ute's this week. If I'm not mistaken he is the only kid that has
committed to utah in the last couple of weeks and we did get an entire article
There's a cool side story to Ku-J's recruitment that I'm
surprised Brandon didn't touch on since I first read about it on his old
Total Blue Sports site. Talo has a current article on this side story.When Ku-J was 11 or 12 Bronco had gone out to Hawai'i to recruit his
cousin Shiloah Te'o. He was in their home when Ku-J heard that a BYU coach
was there. He ran home put on his BYU hat and peered in the window while Bronco
was visiting with the Te'o family. David Te'o then invited Ku-J in
and Bronco introduced himself to Ku-J. He explained to Bronco how bad he wanted
to play for BYU one day and Bronco told him that he would keep an eye on him
over his high school days and handle his recruiting personally. So, the emotion
shown by Ku-J at the time of his Bronco offer was a culmination of many factors.
Ku-J worked very hard for this scholorship and comitted his time and efforts to
end up at BYU.
Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!
Kid got a raw deal. Has to pay his own way his first semester and then
there's no leverage when he comes back from a mission. Hope he stays
healthy and motivated.
Nice to hear his hard work and perserverance paid off.Good luck to the
@Guam_BombHe is doing that on purpose. It is called "grey
shirting" and quite a few kids do it to preserve their eligibility while
getting some credits out of the way. Nothing about it is a "raw deal" as
the kid is choosing to do it. If he didn't want to go on a mission, or if
he wanted to delay his mission, he could go onto scholarship immediately.
Congratulations, Kuj! Persistence pays! Have a great mission. We look forward
to seeing your work ethic pay off in Cougar Blue!
Great story of a committed young man striving to make a dream come true!Good luck, Kuj!
Uterealist'Your' paper for top notch Ute News is the Salt
Lake Tribune. Be sure to remind your 'friends'. (wink wink)
Tapusoa is a 5-foot-11, 195-pound defensive back prospect from Kahuku High
School on Hawaii’s north shore. He is the nephew of former BYU players
Mark Atuaia and Itula Mili and grew up admiring both athletes with the desire to
emulate their exploits at BYU.Talk about some good athletes to
admire and model your game after, really like this kid he seem determined to
succeed at BYU, he knows what he wants and has set goals to achieve. Best of
Luck Kuj, looking forward to seeing you in Cougar blue in the near future!
Re: DuckhunterThat was kind of harsh. I think it is a little extreme
to say that NO ONE cares about Utah's recruits. I can't
speak for the DNews but I don't know why they don't write more about
Utah's recruits. I don't know. If I was a DNews journalist, I would
write about them both.
@Cougar ClawsI didn't say "no one cares". I said
"not nearly as many people care" about utah's recruits as care
about BYU's recruits and that is a fact. But on top of that the point is
utah's only commit of the last few weeks did get a complete write up here
in the dnews just like each of BYU's commits have gotten. I'm sure
when utah eventually gets more commits then they will get write ups as well.
Just pointing out the utah "fan" persecution complex is not founded in
reality. As usual.
Now that BYU has offered him I'm guessing we'll see an offer come his
way from the Utes any day now. My question is, do they still offer BYU recruits
when they don't have sub 4.3 speed?
bigcougar- You are right, my friend. The Utah coaches will offer the kid just
so they can watch the steam coming rolling out of Roscoe's head and the
heads of every rabid cougar fan. It's a fun game they play on the hill.
They take wagers on how long it will take for Gurney to write a whiny blog