Ammon grew up a Utah fan, but because of the way they treated him he decided to
go elsewhere. They put an ultimatum on when he could commit, and because he
wasn't ready they called him back and told him they were going to pull his
offer. They tried to force him to commit and he was smart enough to see through
their tactics.Utah isn't the program they think they are, and because
of that they lost the best wr in the state to another PAC 12 school. I hope
Ammon shreds the Utes every time he plays them, and hopefully they'll
figure out they aren't as all mighty as they think they are.
@UtahBruinHaha! That is awesome! Your son sounds like a stud :) Thanks for your support, guys. Ammon is excited to get down there for a visit
and start working towards earning a spot on the UCLA starting roster!
@ProudBigBrotherI had to share this with you. I told my son
yesterday who is 12 that Ammon Barker from Alta HS committed to UCLA. He said,
Is he good, and what position does he play?, I said, He is a receiver and
arguably one of the best in the state. My boys response...Hundley to Barker for
Welcome young man, as the self proclaimed biggest UCLA fan there is. I am happy
to see the talent that Ammon has is being packed in his bags for Westwood. I
can tell you ProudBigBrother, when he comes to town against Utah, I will be one
of those rooting for him also, but I will be in my powder blue, heck I may just
have to go get me a UCLA Barker jersey when he is there. I love it when I get
to see top talent play here in Utah in High School and see my boys from Westwood
come in and steal it away. All that Utah talent at UCLA is doing really well
down there. Congrats Mr. Barker on your offer and your decision. Just so you
know young man, you haven't even attended a class or participated in a
practice at UCLA, and you already have a UCLA fan who knows who you are and is
excited for your arrival and is already cheering for you. GO BRUINS!!!
Utah's recruiting is abysmal where in-state candidates are concerned. We
lost this kid to another program because they our programs made almost no effort
to secure him. When our home-grown talent is being out-recruited by out-of-state
rivals, changes need to be made. This kid was born and raised here, and Utah
needs to do more to leverage that built-in fandom to keep our best here at home.
markymarkHe beat you on a couple of post patterns UH, this kid is
not overrated anyone 4.4 speed good luck Ammon we will get to see you play again
at least twice live. So What what other people say, you are going on to play D1
football at a very good program.
Congrats to Ammon, he's a phenomenal athlete and could really be a star at
UCLA. He's got the skillset to play in the NFL if he works hard enough at
it. It was great seeing Alta's offense this season take advantage of the
four receivers, and Ammon really came into his own this year. As
for those of you who still don't understand how the rankings work on scout
and rivals, the college recruiters don't even look at that stuff. They see
them play in person, at camps, and talk to both their high school coaches and
coaches who play against them to find out which players are the best. Ammon was
getting interest from schools all over the nation, UCLA just happened to be
where he's always wanted to play.
Hey it's warm there isn't it? enough said!
This kid is a great player. He's got all the tools. I wish him the best
of success. Re: Markymark: As a coach who had to stop him...
he's NOT overrated!
BYU was interested in Ammon Barker, and I (Ammon's brother) spoke with
coach Doman a couple times about him. Just wasn't the right fit for Ammon,
though he was very grateful for their interest.Ammon has been clocked at a
4.37 as his best time, but consistently runs the 40 in 4.4. And like Coach
Stephens says, Ammon is only starting to show his true potential. His
improvement and developement from his Junior to Senior year was remarkable, and
that will continue with coach Mora's squad.As a life-long Utah fan, I
would have loved to see Ammon play there, but I have absolutely no reservations
about him attending UCLA! We are very proud of him! When the Bruins come to town
I will have at least one players on their team to support, but I'll still
be wearing red :)
auntie, thank you for your concern, but Utah would be fine with him, but will
also be fine without him. We stole a couple from UCLA's backyard in
X'avier Shepherd and Andre Lewis, the 61st rated high school WR and 8th
rated JC WR, respectively, per Rivals, so I'm OK with UCLA stealing a
player rated as the 232nd WR per Scout, and unrated by Rivals.But
good luck to Ammon, he sounds happy with his decision, and should have fun in
re: Aunt Lucynah.....Utah and BYU like to go out of state now. And we
wonder why they are losing and barely above .500. Their recruiting baffles me.
Both let the good ones get away.case in point:BYU offers
a QB kid early out of Washington that plays for a 1A school. Why offer that kid
early? He hadnt done a thing and had no offers. Why wouldnt BYU wait? Why
wasnt BYU on this Alta kid-he is in their backyard here in Utah, right? 3 year
starter and 4.4 speed?Utah is better than BYU in recruiting right
now...but they both need help. And Utah is paying the price now as they have no
depth at certain positions...Good luck in Cali at UCLA. I bet you
do well. Join the Timpview OL that starts there and represent the 801.
All jokes about 40's aside, congrats to this kid. It sounds like UCLA was
his dream school, so that's always cool when a kid can live out his dreams.
I thought when Utah went Pac 12 this was not supposed to happen any longer.
Lose quality in state talent to out of state teams. This means we will be
getting beat our own. Go figure!