Ute fans somehow make everything about them and against BYU.Utah is
one possession better than a middle of the pack independent for the past 10
seasons and somehow in their minds they are almost Alabama.Utah has
every advantage against BYU from no honor code, low academic standards, and Pac
12 money and yet they can still barely beat BYU. Stop comparing yourself with
BYU. The Utes shouldn't even be close to BYU but yet they are. And MWC
Utah State is better right now than Utah.If the Utes were in any
other conference they would be 8th or 9th place no matter what great local
players are playing for them. Lucky for them they play in the weakest division
of the weakest supposed P5 conference.
I love how bloggers here pound and puff your chests like buying a ticket or a
pair of red shoes somehow transforms you into a football star!This
kid is going to USC....to win championships plain and simple........when you
start winning championships, then you can talk!Good luck young man!
Congrats to Puka. He is a gifted athlete for sure. I am sure he will make the
decision that is best for him and his family. With the addition of coach Kliff
at USC and bringing in his high octane offense that must be exciting for Puka.
He will have an outstanding corps of receivers around him and a great
quarterback throwing to him. Of course I would love to see him at USC, but I
wish him continued success wherever he lands. FIGHT ON
@byu sports nut A few clarifications- 1. I'm not your bud 2. I'm
referring to next year when the U's 4 best players aren't injured 3.
You "suspect" USC and UCLA are reloading? Well I suspect that the U will
beat byu 9 in a row next year, bud.
I hate to rain on this kid's parade and I wish the best for him, but
he's going to have a hard time getting PT and making a name for himself at
SC. It's a different world down there and he might find he's well down
on the depth chart. If he were a lineman or maybe QB I'd think differently.
But the other positions from Utah haven't translated well at other marquee
schools. But either way, I'm glad he's doing what's right for
him. Best of luck.
I am hoping this is the year Utah can get 6 or 7 of the top 8 local prep
recruits and makes the 'Hometown Heroes' a real foundation starting
this season. Puka would be a GREAT sign. Also, Siaki Ika just might flip. Those
two are one and two in the state. Plus with the best local kids all up on campus
last week, their intentions and communications just might open up a
Pandora's box of goodies like Sagapolu, Chase Roberts and the Bingham three
(Tafuna, Langi and Pepa) as well.
If you plugged this Nacua into Utah's other young receiver group it could
open the doors to the Rose Bowl. They have lacked a potent offense to go with
their tough defense. The Utes already have the pieces in place for an excellent
season in 2019, but adding a game breaking receiver to the cast would make it
even better. Another plus for picking the Utes is their excellent receivers
I would love to see this kid stay in the state as well...but where is he going
to play with an elite QB and in a passing/potent offense here in this state? If
you're an elite receiver you don't give yourself the best chance at
the NFL playing with guys like Huntley, Shelley, Wilson, etc...is what it is.Best of luck Puka! Hope you have a great career wherever you choose to
Puka, best of luck in your bright future. Wishing you were staying local but
hope for the best for you and your family.We'll miss you at
Would LOVE Puka to play at Utah. The kid is a true talent and great human
being. @BYU Sports Nut - Heber City, UTDec. 12, 2018 11:24
a.m.You asked: "When was the PAC-12 Championship again? "
The answer: If you read the actual comment you see that it was
suggesting that Puka could help get them there. It was a projection. And
he's right. Puka really could help. He could end up being
Utah's all time leading WR. And Steve Smith would be happy for the kid.
So, Utah played in the CCG, THIS YEAR. They didn't win it, but
I predict they play in it again next yr. and do win it. Next yr. could be a
special yr. for Utah. Rose Bowl or CFP. They will start preseason
ranked and likely be the favorite to win the South. And yes, BYU is
technically on the rise. They went from 9 losses last yr. to only 6 so far this
yr.Western Michigan beat NIU, who beat BYU in Provo. Just
say'n. WM won't be a push over.
I'd love to see him follow Kai, but that isn't in the cards. He sounds
like a good man and I wish him well, wherever he goes and whatever he becomes.
Good Job Puka.Keep working hard and you might be as good as Bryan
Rowley who is is probably the best athlete to come out of Orem High.I know you didn't write the article, but see how those backhanded
compliments turn out? There has been some great athletes to come out of OHS.
That school has been a power house for decades. Work hard and do us
all proud. Maybe you will be the best....someday!
@sportsnut"it's gonna be a while bud"...
while this may be true, no matter how long it takes, it will be long before byu
ever plays in any P5 championship game, let alone the Pac12 championship game.
@sportsnut - suggest you read the post thoroughly before commenting. Nothing was
written about “another” championship. Clearly the comment was
predicting that the Utes will win a championship, not that they have done so
I would love to see this kid in Provo. Like Kai we would develop him into an NFL
talent. #BYUontherise@Just Smiling - BOUNTIFUL, UT When was the
PAC-12 Championship again? I don't think that has happened yet and since it
didn't this year I would suspect that USC and UCLA are simply reloading.
It's gonna be a while bud.
I thought that when BYU hired Sitaki they were supposed to get all the
Polynesian players. I do hope he will reconsider and go to Utah. I think it is
sad when our instate high school programs develop talented players, and then
they go off to some out of state school. However, playing in the sunshine of
southern California is a big attraction.
Well, at least he won't have to worry about missing watching the Utes play
their bowl game XD
What a fine young man. Hope he changes his mind and goes to the U. That way he
could be on the Pac 12 championship team, stay grounded and have the local
support who already loves him and appreciates him, have coaches that focus on
him and his NFL and life aspirations and be close for family and friends to
attend his games. Good luck irregardless.
It would be so awesome if this kid would change his commitment to Utah so he
could play with his brother. The fan base would go crazy cheering for a local
kid...he is just what Troy Taylor needs to help take this offense to the next