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Jarid in Cedar
01-12-2010, 01:19 PM
James Aiono is officially at the U.

The_Tick
01-12-2010, 01:50 PM
I don't follow Utah recruiting...

What position? Is this a good get for you? Does he fill a need?

I only hate Utah when they are playing BYU. :)

Jarid in Cedar
01-12-2010, 01:54 PM
I don't follow Utah recruiting...

What position? Is this a good get for you? Does he fill a need?

I only hate Utah when they are playing BYU. :)

DE but may move to DT. He was the highest rated JC player(hush HL) last year and was supposed to enroll in the fall 2009, but didn't pass a class required for his AS. He passed it and a few others at Snow and is enrolled for Spring ball. he has 2 year eligibility left.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/utah/football/recruiting/player-James-Aiono-82273

The_Tick
01-12-2010, 01:55 PM
DE but may move to DT. He was the highest rated JC player(hush HL) last year and was supposed to enroll in the fall 2009, but didn't pass a class required for his AS. He passed it and a few others at Snow and is enrolled for Spring ball. he has 2 year eligibility left.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/utah/football/recruiting/player-James-Aiono-82273

Nice.

Congrats. You all had some health issues up front last year, so this may help.

Oh...and go ahead HL!

UtahDan
01-12-2010, 02:00 PM
DE but may move to DT. He was the highest rated JC player(hush HL) last year and was supposed to enroll in the fall 2009, but didn't pass a class required for his AS. He passed it and a few others at Snow and is enrolled for Spring ball. he has 2 year eligibility left.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/utah/football/recruiting/player-James-Aiono-82273

HL has returned to the fold. We need not fear him any longer. :)

SeattleUte
01-12-2010, 02:05 PM
Not only is he juco but he comitted to the U when he was in high school then had to go JUCO to get his academics up. junkie says this is the kiss of death. In fact, I think he's on junkie's list of prize Ute recruits who will never play a down. See also Star Lotulelei.

Jarid in Cedar
01-12-2010, 02:08 PM
HL has returned to the fold. We need not fear him any longer. :)

I think is irrational hatred of JC transfers alas will be returning with him.;)

YOhio
01-12-2010, 02:12 PM
HL has returned to the fold. We need not fear him any longer. :)

You believed that? He was just putting you losers on.

redrumu
01-12-2010, 02:14 PM
Speaking of star is he enrolling in the fall or earlier? I know he used his redshirt year to make sure he would graduate leaving him 3 to play 3?

UtahDan
01-12-2010, 02:19 PM
You believed that? He was just putting you losers on.

Wait and see.

Jarid in Cedar
01-12-2010, 02:22 PM
Speaking of star is he enrolling in the fall or earlier? I know he used his redshirt year to make sure he would graduate leaving him 3 to play 3?

Fall I beleive

Hot Lunch
01-12-2010, 02:35 PM
I think is irrational hatred of JC transfers alas will be returning with him.;)

:D I will keep quiet on this. Everyone knows my thoughts on JC transfers. I hope James is a good fit. It will be fun to see what he does this spring. There is an opening at right end that needs to be filled this spring and possibly at left end if Shelby is slow to recover from the torn ACL.

Jarid in Cedar
01-12-2010, 02:43 PM
:D I will keep quiet on this. Everyone knows my thoughts on JC transfers. I hope James is a good fit. It will be fun to see what he does this spring. There is an opening at right end that needs to be filled this spring and possibly at left end if Shelby is slow to recover from the torn ACL.

It will be interesting to see if they return to a larger DE(Like Fanene) and try Aiono on the outside or try to convert him to DT. I think Shelby's injury was a devastating loss going into the end of the year. Hopefully he will be recovered by fall. there are going to be some interesting newcomers on the whole DL this spring with Trevor Reilly, Pele, Star, etc. I am curious if Kruger will go on a mission or stay. Cox was a surprise this year and probably fits the most surprising contributor list for the 2009 team.

Hot Lunch
01-12-2010, 02:47 PM
It will be interesting to see if they return to a larger DE(Like Fanene) and try Aiono on the outside or try to convert him to DT. I think Shelby's injury was a devastating loss going into the end of the year. Hopefully he will be recovered by fall. there are going to be some interesting newcomers on the whole DL this spring with Trevor Reilly, Pele, Star, etc. I am curious if Kruger will go on a mission or stay. Cox was a surprise this year and probably fits the most surprising contributor list for the 2009 team.

They thing they used to do with Fanane, Savage, Kaufusi and Ledbetter was they had an open end and a 5 technique. The 5 technique would go to the strong side 90% of the time and that is what Fanane and Savage played. Usually there was a Tight End on that side. Now that the Tight is almost a lost position to some of these teams, Utah has went away from that.

Jarid in Cedar
01-12-2010, 02:50 PM
They thing they used to do with Fanane, Savage, Kaufusi and Ledbetter was they had an open end and a 5 technique. The 5 technique would go to the strong side 90% of the time and that is what Fanane and Savage played. Usually there was a Tight End on that side. Now that the Tight is almost a lost position to some of these teams, Utah has went away from that.

I would like to think we would go back when we play more traditional offenses(CSU, BYU, ND). I think our run defense has been pushed around some when playing teams with a TE, and the lack of beef plays into that.

Coastal Ute
01-12-2010, 04:49 PM
Not only is he juco but he comitted to the U when he was in high school then had to go JUCO to get his academics up. junkie says this is the kiss of death. In fact, I think he's on junkie's list of prize Ute recruits who will never play a down. See also Star Lotulelei.

I get this impression as well. Let's hope it's not true....

BoylenOver
01-12-2010, 04:53 PM
I get this impression as well. Let's hope it's not true....

The fact that Aiono is on campus makes it a near-certainty we'll see him on the FieldTurf at RES. Star, who knows.

BoylenOver
01-26-2010, 07:02 PM
Utah picks up a commitment from 3-star guard Zach Bolton.

He has 15 offers, including 9 from BCS schools.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Zach-Bolton-91037

TripletDaddy
01-26-2010, 07:05 PM
Utah picks up a commitment from 3-star guard Zach Bolton.

He has 15 offers, including 9 from BCS schools.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Zach-Bolton-91037

that kid de-co'd from Kansas to Illinois. And now Illinois to Utah.

Get him to sign quickly before he changes his mind.

BoylenOver
01-26-2010, 07:11 PM
that kid de-co'd from Kansas to Illinois. And now Illinois to Utah.

Get him to sign quickly before he changes his mind.

Third time's a charm.

TripletDaddy
01-26-2010, 07:15 PM
Third time's a charm.

It would be cool if on signing day he were to say, "This is the RIGHT place."

Solon
01-26-2010, 07:25 PM
Not only is he juco but he comitted to the U when he was in high school then had to go JUCO to get his academics up. junkie says this is the kiss of death. In fact, I think he's on junkie's list of prize Ute recruits who will never play a down. See also Star Lotulelei.

Man, I love the U. But when you've got to hit the JUCO to get admitted, I really hope you play defense.