High school football: Two top players transfer to Lone Peak

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  • Proud to be American West Jordan, UT
    July 16, 2012 9:33 a.m.

    The only rule that was broken was when Jordan High hired his dad to be on the coaching staff prior to this young man establishing eligibility. Once the kid tried out and made the team (along with his older brother) the QB battle played out, and he was the backup. Jordan then fired his dad and named the other kid as their QB, and the rest is history. Keep in mind that Kafentzis is also an out of boundary kid (Alta) and was lured to Jordan the same way.

  • link Pleasant Grove, UT
    July 13, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    I don't see any UHSAA rules broken so I really don't see any reason for any of you to complain about a legal transfer, just so we are all aware if you do it right your child can play anywhere they want and with any program in the State just don't burn your bridge before you decide to transfer or parents and coachs will make it difficult to see your child fail. Isn't that how the majority of people in this world get satifaction by degrading or throwing a wrench into peoples personal lives and trying to make them miserable, sad thing is that the people who bully, bash, and insult people are the ones who are miserable plus I can't imagine what there lives will be after life........god bless you all.

  • binghamalum South Jordan, UT
    July 12, 2012 10:32 a.m.

    Ya people. If they parents want what ever is best for there child, and can afford to move and help him then why not do it.....

    My only thing that made me laugh, is the Backup QB from Jordan, lived right by Brighton High school but choose Jordan, and boom gets demoted last year, had he just stayed he would of started and helped out the school he could of walked to.

    But now he goes to Lone Peak and has a oppourtunity something he would not of had at Jordan. I dont get why people get so mad, when if you have the chance to go somewhere else to play, why not do it? If kids dont make it at Alta, Bingham, Riverton, they have the chance to go somewhere else and play why not do it? Your only in HS once, and maybe after HS some of them wont ever play organized sports again.

    I dont mind the decision for these two young men. Good for the families for helping them out.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    July 11, 2012 3:24 p.m.

    At one level you can't blame the kid for transferring. He's behind a talented freshman (now sophomore) whose Dad is on the coaching staff. He wants to play QB and not WR. If he had an honest chance to win the spot, I would agree he should stay there and try to win the position. But we have to be realistic here. And if he has the talent to play QB, and based on his performance in the semi-final game he does, I think it might make some sense to investigate a different locale. Parents take their students to different schools all the time for a variety of reasons. It may be academics, social reasons, a music program or whatever. If the family makes a legitimate move into that school's community, I don't see any problem. I doubt Lone Peak actually "recruited" either player. It is a great school in a variety of ways so the school really just sells itself.

  • FB Fan #2 Grantsville, UT
    July 11, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    They moved into the School Boundaries, how is that recruiting? The main question I have is why the big article on the Jordan backup QB, and just a little snippet of information on the AF kid?

  • Wendall Hoop Murray, UT
    July 11, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    It's amazing how a family will move just so their kid can be the starting qb. all the money and hassle and moving valley's because them and their kid can't handle not being the #1. This is a great (and costly) lesson they are teaching their child. Very interesting.

    And the coach flat out said the kid was looking at different schools. So the parents moved to where he'd have the best chance to play? If it doesn't result in a big time scholarship, then he's wasting his time. Even so, if he's any good to play at that level he doesn't need to transfer.

  • Jonathan Eddy Payson, UT
    July 11, 2012 11:17 a.m.

    Does the word "recruit" mean anything here?