I would love to see a follow through story on how many of these kids end up at
Alta High that do not live in Alta's boundaries. This is the very
definition of "undue influence" in the UHSAA rule book.
Can you imagine the reaction if someone created an "all whites" football
A simple solution might be to assemble 4 or 5 programs who have the strongest
commitment to the camp and rotate the yearly sponsorship. Utah takes the first
year using their coaching staff to assist in Teo', the next year it's
BYU, year 3 it's Utah State, followed by Oregon State. Using Southern
Virginia's seemingly magic ticket access may be a large red flag to the
NCAA as well as to their conference, a loophole needing closure. Southern
Virginia is such a tiny school with 800 students. For their football staff to be
sponsoring a football camp concentrated on the Polynesian athlete, 2000 miles
away, seems odd at best.
Its great how the U of U supports the All Poly Camp. Class act Utes!
Alema Te'o is one of the best men in the State of Utah! There is not one
racist bone in his body. He only cares about helping young men. Although it's always been called the "All Poly Camp", anyone is
welcome. When our son (who is white) couldn't get any help from his
High School coach to get recruited, it was Alema who stepped in. He didn't
know our son until he was at the 2006 All Poly Camp and he helped him get
recruited by Utah. We've seen Alema help so many kids, I couldn't
count them. We LOVE Alema Te'o! He is a great man! And this is
a great program!
Great to know All-Poly camp will continue despite the NCAA bureaucracy, good to
know people from different schools worked together to make it happen. All-Poly
really seems to be a great opportunity for coaches and players (not just
Polynesians) to connect on different levels.
All you have to do is look at the photos and see it's not a racist camp and
not exclusionary. I sincerely hope those who made those silly comments were just
@Schneider- while the All Poly camp has strong ties to the Polynesian community
the camp IS open and many players (mostly Utah residents) of all ethnicity have
and will continue to attend.
Could this exclusionary camp be called racist?
I'm assuming "poly" means "Polynesian" but the article
never says so.
Are non-Polynesians allowed?