Utah Utes Fan Board

KW and AL sleeping on Orem QB

Utah needs to jump on this guy . Orem QB/DE Klaysen Christianson. He leads the nation national average in 5/6 categories. and  so far no offer from Utah???

 

 

  • Central Coast Ute
    1

    On Hudl he’s listed as an RB. couldn’t find him on 247 or rivals. There are a lot of good high school players out there. But to make it to P5 you really have to be special in high school. To make it to AL, you have to be the best of the best.

    • Utah
      4

      Going along with what you said, Ludwig curently has a SR QB rated over .90. A sophomore QB rated over .90. And an incoming freshman rated over .90. 

      Is this kid that good? Is he better than 4 star Peter Costelli, rated .9129? 

      No, ok. Next year we will have: Rising, JR. Costelli, FR. We do need QB depth. Is another freshman the answer? I dunno. Maybe. 

      Is he better than Jaxson Dart? It doesn’t seem like it. But then, are either good enough to risk making Costelli mad? Probably not. 

      So, what do you do if you are Whitt? I’d sign Costelli in December, then go after a transfer/JC kid with playing experience to come in. 

      The problem isn’t that KW is sleeping on a local kid. The problem is that Utah is just better than the local kid. 

      • Hellhound152
        1 1

        If bringing in another Drew Lisk is going to make “Costelli mad” or feel threatened Costelli can just sign with Indiana now.

  • Pace Manyung
    2 5

    Klaysen? lol…hard pass

    • GameForAnyFuss
      3

      Yeah his name is way too Mormon for Pace’s liking.

    • Hammer
      2

      Right??!!!!

  • ironman1315
    2 1

    Why are we still responding to this guy who has gotten exactly 0 things right in re recruiting?

    • Cesar Chavez
      2

      Perhaps you’re refering to that dude john777, which it is not I, I’ve not said anything about recruitment that turned out to be wrong.

  • Cesar Chavez

    I never said to recruit him as a QB, he plays multiple positions, which is why it would be a good idea to recruit a player like this who is multi talented at several positions. check out this article.
    https://youth1.com/football/1377491-2021-qb-klaysen-christianson-looks-to-put-utah-football-in-national-picture

  • noneyadb
    3

    Whitt doesn’t like to offer local talent. You all should know this by now.

    • This kid is a PWO at best.

      • Cesar Chavez
        1

        No way dude! This guy will be ranked 3+*/4 when the new rankings come up in late September.

  • AlohaUte
    6 1

    No, it really doesn’t. It’s a lazy article with little critical thinking. One could write this same article to justify banning cars because of the risk of someone in your family or neighbor being killed. We could justify shutting down the economy every fall during flu season because someone might die of the flu. We could justify banning all guns because someone you love might get shot and killed.  

    EVERYTHING WE DO EVERYDAY IS DONE WITH THE RISK OF DEATH. WE MAKE JUDGEMENTS ALL ACROSS SOCIETY BASED ON “ACCEPTABLE DEATH”.  What blasted stupidity. 

    On top of that, what is missing is the unintended consequences if we stay shut down for too long because there are no “acceptable deaths”.  What happens when the economy completely collapses, it’s the 1930’s all over again, poverty runs wild across the globe, and the number of deaths due to the economic collapse and resulting poverty far outpaces the number of deaths from this virus. What is wrong with our society that few people seem to be able to look at all angles of issues and analyze and consider them?  Who will hold you or Mitch Albom etc accountable when people start dying because the health systems collapsed because no one had the money to pay for it anymore or when people are dying of starvation in mass droves in (insert country here) due to the global economic collapse as a result of over extreme action taken to stop a virus that (when all is said and done) is likely to have a less than 1% death rate of people infected?  

    Yes, the actions taken up to now are smart and necessary. Quarantine and shutting things down in order to not overwhelm health systems was smart and necessary. And any locations still currently dealing with increasing outbreaks or a health system on the brink (Like apparently in Alabama) should not open up. But in Idaho or Utah or Montana or even New York at this point it makes sense to open up.   This whole “not even 1 death” is acceptable is complete and utter nonsense. We live with risk of death everyday. Welcome to being human.

    • Utesbyfive
      2

      That’s the reality, we continue to keep the economy closed, and we’re facing a second great depression. It sucks, but there it is. Plagues happen, and life must go on. Take precautions, mitigate it as best you can, and keep going. I just wish the whole notion of wearing masks and social distancing hadn’t become a damned political issue.

      • Pace Manyung
        1 1

        I agree regarding the masks and social distancing…if the hard right supporters would just swallow their pride and do the things that make the other side safe…things might get back to *normal at a faster pace.  Unfortunetly I think they’ll all go bat crazy defiant and throw all the ways to midigate the spread out the window.

        • Utesbyfive
          5 1

          I’m fairly righ-wing and I’m wearing a mask and keeping my distance. It think it’s absolutely bats**t that some have turned it into some kind of “constitutional rights” issue, and think it’s a conspiracy. I’m embarassed.

  • gandalf
    2

    Which true freshmen have the best chance to have an impact this year?

    I think Ritchie and Fillinger have the best chance to contribute immediately. The team will likely need at least a few true freshmen to provide needed depth to our defense that lost all but 2 starters.

  • rbmw263
    4

    I just checked and Clark Phillips is in fact not dead. In fact…

    https://twitter.com/Deemusa10/status/1265386218650361857

    • PlainsUte
      1

      Captain Phillips!

       

  • PhiladelphiaUte
    4

    I don’t know about Van Fillinger.  First of all, both he and Xavier Carlton should be interchangeable in my opinion, so VF and XC will be in a fierce battle between themselves.  

    Second, Mika Tafua will be a starter on on end, so that rules about both of them starting.  And should Tupai decide to return, that ought to keep them both off the field for any “impactful” minutes.  And seeing as we still have both Pututau brothers behind Tafua and Tupai, plus a recouperated Kuithe, and an additional Suguturaga, as talented as VF and XC are, I don’t see much chance for meaningful minutes for our new true Freshmen.

    Ritchie and CP3 should have the best chances of making an impact this year.  IMHO.

    • Onlyu
      7

      XC will almost assuredly end up inside so I doubt he takes time away from Van. Phillips is the easy choice with Ritchie a close 2nd. Van will be in the two deep with reps. Vele as a RS freshman will push for time in a deep WR room…some of the best ball skills on the team.

      • Onlyu
        6

        Tupai hasn’t shown to a workout since the bowl game. Granted nothing has been happening but It’s no more than 50/50 he plays again and that’s probably generous.

        • Ute2
          3

          Onlyu with the goods!  Thanks!

  • gandalf

    Haha. Is it good or bad that I don’t even think about Phillips as a freshman? My bad.

  • Pace Manyung
    1 4

    Its nice to hear a right winger have the capacity to do the right thing – thank you.

    • Utesbyfive
      3

      Why do you have to make everything political? It’s only the small minded that have to focus on politics, when we’re talking Ute sports.

  • Utesbyfive
    2

    CP3 without doubt.

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  • ironman1315
    1

    Money controls both parties.

  • PlainsUte

    Both political extremes fighting each other while they all are about to be overcome by volcanic ash and lava?

    • Do you think the two folks at the lectern represent “political extremes” or status quo republicratism?

  • PlainsUte
    2

    New workout for the Utes??

    I guess this is like running up scree on a mountainside…
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1265077102459617287

     

  • Utesbyfive

    Engulfment in gravel is a real danger, and deadly as hell. I wouldn’t recommend this workout.

  • PlainsUte
    6

    UU and USU in-person classes are ON for fall

    Will post under football since its most affected by fall decisions.

    https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2020/05/26/university-utah-utah/