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Published: Monday, July 29 2013 10:40 p.m. MDT

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JoCo Ute
Grants Pass, OR

Dang it. Hate to see the U lose an instate kid, but it is understandable. There is no way to beat a Stanford education and a scholarship worth $58K a year. Good luck except when you play the Utes.

Congrats to the East High program as well.

Holladay, UT

Not sure what is worse, giving East props for building a football factory and thus justifying their "win at all costs" mentality, or announcing that a fine young man has committed to Stanford and not mentioning one word about his grades. Wow, no wonder we have our priorities screwed up

Sandy, UT

Well deserved! East High got a lot of talent this year!

Sandy, UT

Congrats Christian!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Stanford! Congrats!

Salt Lake City, UT

Agree with footballisgood. Great to see Utah kids go to big time institutions. However, a commitment does not mean he's been admitted to the school. Kids have to be academically eligible and most of them are barely eligible at the high school level. But props to East on finding the loophole in charter school system and using it as a feeder to get these out of boundary Polynesian kids into the East program. Nonetheless, all the best Christian!

Big U Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Christian Folau has a 4.0 gpa. That is why Stanford could offer him. Praise to Christian for his hard work and dedication to his education and his athletic drive for becoming an outstanding Athlete and Student. A 4.0 deserves high admiration. He's an example to all for showing that we can play hard on and off the field.

Salt Lake City, UT

@ Big U Fan
Well said!

Surfers Paradise, AU

Well done!


Props to his Mom and Dad for raising him right.


Stanford seems to be stockpiling defensive players this year like they did with offensive linemen two classes ago. They will be a very formidable team for quite some time.

Congrats to Christian. I hope to see him excel in Palo Alto.

Holladay, UT

Thanks for the update on his GPA, I figured as much as Stanford would not have offered him if he was not academically strong. Again, too bad the DNews does not feel that his academic prowess is important enough to mention in this article.

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