High school football: California transfers still fighting for a chance to play

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  • Pac 12 Fever Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 12:08 a.m.


    Doesn't matter about last year with Jordan being close to winninbit etc. if we went on last yers results then tour Herriman team isnt very good. Jordan is the best and ranked 1 this year...without these transfer kids.

    There is no way they be able to play. Tell them to play for Layton Christian an they would say no and go home. 100 percent football motivated from my sources.

    Beeno is amazed at how Mom could just come here at drop of dime. Well if she leaves and goes back next month it is all a sham anyways. Not like she moved here in April etc. after football, I bet anything she goes back.

    Why not just go to a different school there? Move there. Here for football only. Deny would be my call.

  • BigBenzo88 Herriman, UT
    Sept. 20, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    @playwhereyoulive - I actually think that's what Jordan and the boys are hoping for. With a win this week...Jordan will have gained a playoff berth. Since Jordan made it to the semi-finals last year and really did not lose anybody except for their receivers...these two boys might be the difference they need to win state. So, if one of the boys or both have D-I offers...then really the only reason to play is to win a state championship. If this gets resolved and the boys can only play in the last 2-4 games...which will be playoff games...I'm positive that the boys, the parents and Jordan will be fine with that!

    @InterestedObserver - a very good point

  • InterestedObserver Spanish Fork, UT
    Sept. 20, 2012 8:39 a.m.

    If the kid has a D1 Scholarship offer, accept it, don't play, save your body for another year. Work on your grades. Injury can happen on any and every play.

  • playwhereyoulive SLC, UT
    Sept. 20, 2012 8:12 a.m.

    The transfer should be denied. This kid is in Utah for 1 reason and 1 reason only - football. The only reason he has NOT left Utah at this point is the belief that he will still win the case. If the denial is held up, both he and his mom (and cousin) will be heading back to California where they should have stayed from day one.

    My prediction? The UHSAA will drag it out, and cave in the end but the kid will only have 2-3 games to play. And it will all be a waste of time, they should have just stayed home.

  • BigBenzo88 Herriman, UT
    Sept. 20, 2012 7:30 a.m.

    I hope that this whole thing works out and that DJ and if possible both boys can play.

    I guess its good that the mom moved out here...but I just wonder how someone could even have the ability or resources to do that so fast??? How could you leave your house and job at the drop of a dime and find a new house and job just like that??? Well, however it was done...hopefully it helps the case.

    I do believe UHSAA has something up its sleeve that will still prevent this or drag this out. I believe they will question why the mother did not move in May and what prompted her move now and what resources she received and from who to make this move possible and will cite it as an athletically motivated move. The UHSAA will ask the mom if there is any reason, other than trying to help your son play football, why you moved to Utah. Also I would not have shared that he already has a scholarship offer from Utah State because it strengthens the UHSAA claim that missing this year would not cause irreparable harm.