Utah football: Utah picks up local tight end prospect

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  • fender Washington, UT
    March 3, 2012 10:14 a.m.


    nah man, that's not it. The kid just preferred a program to a Tee shirt.

  • Hegdehog Bountiful, UT
    March 3, 2012 3:35 a.m.

    The reason he didn't connect with Y coaches? Sounds like maybe they were pushing the mission thing. Also, based on pictures I've seen of him, I'm guessing he possibly doesn't want to cut his hair either.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    March 2, 2012 9:12 p.m.

    The reason he chose U instead of Y.

    "Fakailoatonga's goals include pursuing a masters degree in engineering while making a bid to play in the NFL. He previously held plans to serve a mission, but wants to now concentrate fully on first his education and then on playing football."

    Too bad. I hope some of the RM's at Utah can help him decide to put the mission back on the front of his priorities.

  • hymn to the silent Holladay, UT
    March 2, 2012 9:47 a.m.

    Tough to beat the U's engineering school anywhere in the west...nice to hear the kid talking about academics. And I guessing there will be some tight-end balance in BJ's offense. Be nice to see a multi-dimensional attack.

  • DrUte Woods Cross, UT
    March 2, 2012 8:30 a.m.

    Welcome, Saile!!!! Great to see Utah athletes staying & committing to Utah!

    Selection for a Utah scholarship is a tribute to the effort you've made to get to this point, and your family must be VERY proud of your accomplishment. We in your new Utah family are proud of you too. Saile, Welcome to the Baile!! Congratulations!!

    For us onlookers, 2012 & 2013 are shaping up to be super-interesting to see how the reset coaching staff will mature together & massage team performance given the combination of old & new player talent on Utah's roster.

    TexasUteGirl, I'm with you, gettin itchy for signs of Spring!! :)

  • TexasUteGirl Draper, UT
    March 2, 2012 6:08 a.m.

    Welcome aboard!! You're right about the family atmosphere and its not only just the football team... its the whole university! You'll love it here.

    Aim your sights High, Saile! Utah will get you there!

    GO UTES!! Can't wait for Spring ball!! 18 Days!!

  • Magna Ute Fan Magna, UT
    March 2, 2012 6:04 a.m.

    Wow! That was quick! Welcome to the U Saile. It's going to be a great ride.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    March 1, 2012 10:59 p.m.

    Welcome to the Utes family!

    This kid sounds like a great get for the Utes. It's always nice to hear players pick Utah over other schools but it's also very encouraging to hear how he is going to recruit other talented players to join him.

    Kyle has built a great program in addition to a strong family atmosphere up on the hill.

    It's great to be a Ute!