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Published: Monday, July 16 2012 12:00 p.m. MDT

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Sandy, Utah

Congrats to Utah. I was hoping he'd come to BYU, but at least he's coming in state. He's going to be a great player.

Go Utes!
Springville, UT


Ann Arbor, MI

Although Tevi is only a 3 star (per sout.com) the big win for me was getting another player from Trinity. Trinity is a big time TX high school program and the thought of having a Trinity pipeline develop is huge.


He sounds like a classy, well-grounded guy. While very gracious in complimenting BYU, he chose Utah over them, saying “BYU was great and I really respect the program and the coaches there — (but) it wasn’t the same as Utah,” he said.

Now, compare that to the kid who burned Utah's recruiting letter when chosing BYU over Utah. It is obvious why Utah's program has become stronger and overall superior to BYU's.

One Angry Salebarn Worker
Madison, SD

This is a good choice for Tevi. He's in an academic culture that he can manage. At BYU, he would have struggled in the classroom.

South Jordan, UT

This is not a surprise as the gap will continue to increase with good recruits. BYU will get those that want the BYU experience. Utah will continue to get those that want the Utah experience and the chance to continue playing if that is their choice.

Welcome to the University of Utah.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Welcome to Utah, Sam...glad to have you.

Cedar Hills, UT

Proof of Utah's dominance over the Y

South Jordan, UT


As you read some of these comments, it appears that One Angry Salebarn Worker is upset that you didn't sign with BYU so he states that you aren't smart enough to attend BYU. Classy!

hymn to the silent
Holladay, UT

Salebarn: you do know that academic marks for athletes are higher at the U than at BYU, right? (the NCAA keeps track of those things, look it up) Lay off the hate, the kid made a good decision: Play in SLC among good LDS kids, serve a mission, play in the PAC12, get a strong education and get a really good shot at the NFL. The fact that he is finishing HS early says he is a bright kid...I'm happy for any kid that gets to the place where he has the best chance of succeeding.

Cedar Hills, UT

Awesome! Nice pick up for the U.

3 Star LDS talent from Texas going to Utah instead of byU? Becoming the norm. Love it.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

@One Angry Salebarn Worker

"This is a good choice for Tevi. He's in an academic culture that he can manage. At BYU, he would have struggled in the classroom."

Wow. Stay classy BYU fan.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

I don't believe he had an offer from BYU because Bronco "has never lost a recruit to Utah."

west valley, Utah

Its a great day to be a Ute fan. Welcome to the Ute family Sam, cant wait to see you chasing down Pac 12 QB's in the future!

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Tevi, welcome! Classy young man making his choice on sound reasoning. I was surprised (not really!) your comments and this article did not support some of the acquisitions made by posters on their fan site. Keep on your plans and you'll be back in time to play Michigan in our stadikum. Go Utes!


Good Luck in your adventure. I hope that you are able to find success in football, a mission and in life.

South Jordan, UT

Not bad winning a recruit over Arkansas, ASU, Texas Tech, Washington and it is reported that he was talking also with Oklahoma. This is a perfect Whittingham recruit as he will make him better.

Gilbert, AZ


"Proof of Utah's dominance over the Y"

Proof of your BYU-hating obsession.

Your ONLY concern should be how Utah's recruits stack up against other PAC 12 recruits, especially USC's recruits, which is daunting obstacle you have to overcome to win the PAC 12 South?


One Angry Salebarn Worker

Dumb comment, which I won't even bother quoting.

Utah has good undergraduate academics.


Congratulations Tevi,

I hope you do well at Utah, except when you play BYU.

Pleasant Grove, UT

Nice pickup. He should be great. Can't wait to see him prove it on the field!


"He’s on track to graduate early and join the Ute program in January." - Des News

Sounds like a smart kid.

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