Unga Down to the Wire

Harvey Unga is having a difficult time deciding which school they will sign with come LOI day. His official visits are complete and all of his options are on the table. National Letter of Intent day will reveal which of those options he has chosen

Unga, the final piece of the Thunderbird four, has narrowed his choices down to BYU and Utah.

Said the talented running back: "I just love both programs and both of the coaching staffs so much that I don't know which school I'm going to sign with. It's going to be so tough to tell one of them 'no.' I'm close to deciding and will decide after talking to my family at length."

"Their football program just has so much momentum right now," said Unga about the Ut. I love Coach Roderick and their running back coach. I also love Coach Ludwig and they've told me that they'll have a power-running attack that will focus around me, so I like that a lot.

"I've had a lot of contact with their coaches and I love where the program is going. However, I just feel that if I go to Utah that I won't serve a mission and I really want to serve a mission."

Unga felt more the atmosphere at BYU was more conducive to his spiritual development. "The Utah coaches told me that I can get the same spiritual experience at Utah that I can at BYU, but after visiting both campuses I don't think that is true," said Unga. "I felt much more comfortable at BYU and felt much more spiritual there which I really like."

Unga also prefers the situation on the field and with his teammates at BYU. "I also think I'd have a much better chance at playing my first year at BYU," said Unga. "I also love the BYU coaches, I mean, Coach Reynolds is practically like a father to me. Playing with my teammates at Timpview like Matt [Reynolds], Steve [Covey] and Luke Ashworth is also something that I really like. I'd definitely be able to serve a mission signing with BYU which is big for me after playing for one year."


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