All-Poly Camp overcomes toughest obstacle yet with help from Southern Virginia — and Utah too

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  • Uncle Sam West Jordan, UT
    July 8, 2017 9:28 a.m.

    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.

  • Mack2828 Ft Thomas, KY
    June 19, 2017 11:37 a.m.

    Can you imagine the reaction if someone created an "all whites" football camp?

  • BobbyPaluga Austin, TX
    June 18, 2017 1:33 a.m.

    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.

  • cjd1 Draper, UT
    June 17, 2017 9:58 p.m.

    Its great how the U of U supports the All Poly Camp. Class act Utes!

  • WSU Cougar Alpine, UT
    June 17, 2017 6:33 p.m.

    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!

    June 17, 2017 4:13 p.m.

    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.

  • TX BYU Fan Heber City, UT
    June 17, 2017 10:42 a.m.

    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 being facetious.

  • tdlawton Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 17, 2017 9:28 a.m.

    @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.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2017 6:42 a.m.

    Could this exclusionary camp be called racist?

  • RG Buena Vista, VA
    June 17, 2017 5:40 a.m.

    I'm assuming "poly" means "Polynesian" but the article never says so.

  • IQ92 hi, UT
    June 16, 2017 11:27 p.m.

    Are non-Polynesians allowed?