Will Utah RB Havili Follow Cate To LSU?

When Utah quarterback prospect Alex Cate committed to LSU, many Cornhusker fans were naturally upset about losing out on a talented prospect. The question that remains is: Is his runningback going to follow him to the Bayou Bengals? We were able to catch up with Stanley Havili to find out and see if Nebraska might still have a shot.

When Alex Cate pulled the trigger committing to Les Miles and LSU, many wondered if Stanley Havili, his teammate and friend would follow him as the two had discussed.  Havili had some interesting say on the matter.  "As soon as he committed, my coaches got a few calls about me and Alex and before, we had an idea of maybe we should go together but LSU's not in my picture.  I wouldn't really like to live in the bayou.  I'd love to play with Alex but I think it's not going happen," he said.

That gives the many schools chasing after Havili one thing: hope.  Havili currently holds 12 offers from the likes of Utah, BYU, Boise State, Hawaii, Nebraska, Arizona, Arizona State, California , Oregon, Vanderbilt and Utah State.  He reports that he has finished up his summer camps and visits and is looking strongly at possible official dates.

"I've been talking to a few coaches but I haven't really set up an official.  I know that with Arizona, I might be going down in October or November.  I'm really looking at California, Oregon, Nebraska, Iowa and BYU," he said.  Havili claims no favorites and stated clearly that everyone who offered him is still in the race at this point. 

When you read over the list of offers that Stanley has, a number of these schools have become home to a large population of Mormon students, of course BYU being very well known for this.  Nebraska has had minimal success pulling in these athletes, but Havili admits that the Cornhuskers are still in his sights.  "I think (things) are going good.  I've been trying to get a hold of Coach (Bill) Busch but haven't been able to get him," said Havili.  Stanley said that he enjoys Coach Busch's honesty the most. "I can tell he's very honest In what he says," said Havili.


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