The recruitment of Jakob Poltl to the University of Utah is a huge story and
certainly merits more than being buried in other stories on the Ute page. That said, congratulations to Jakob and welcome to a basketball program
that is making some noise in the elite Pac-12 Conference of Champions.Go Utes!
Poeltl is a welcome addition to the team. He was one of the best players in
Austria's highest level of competition, and his size and athleticism alone
make him a very intriguing prospect. The interesting thing with it, though, is
this: the team has 13 scholarships to give. As it now stands, the returning
scholarship players are:1-Dallin Bachynski2-Marko Kovacevic3-Jordan Loveridge4-Kenneth Ogbe5-Jeremy Olsen6-Princeton
Onwas7-Brandon Taylor8-Dakarai Tucker9-Delon Wright10-Kyle KuzmaPlus the recruits already signed:11-Brekkott Chapman12-Chris Reyes13-Isaiah WrightBased
on some cryptic social media posts, I have some speculation as to who may be
making room for another incoming player, but it's just
that--speculation--so I won't share it here. Will be interesting to see
play out this summer, though.But Jakob sounds like a great kid with
a lot of upside on the court, and I'm happy to welcome him to my alma
Welcome aboard, you're going to love the campus, the students, and being in
the prestigious Pac 12 conference.We do!
StGtoSLCYou better find a second name for Coach "k" to dump
if the Utes continue to recruit (and are successful) Idy Diallo from CA.Meanwhile I'll feel sorry for any athlete who "bought the snake
oil" pitch from Utah. In the business world "bail and switch" can be
a criminal offense.