"I have a lot of family here and I was committed to Utah before I left on my mission. I'm going to stay with Utah. Oklahoma State offered and if I was selfish then I would go and play for the Cowboys, but I talked to my folks and it is best that I stay around here."
Vainuku would have given some maturity to the defensive tackle position likely at Oklahoma State, and now he'll add that maturity to Utah. It is a process that the schools in Utah, in Arizona and the Southern California area especially are used to in getting players back from religious mission for the Mormon church.
Oklahoma State is getting a recruiting visit for the Texas game from current East linebacker Christian Folau as he confirmed his official visit for that weekend with Scout's Doug Kimmel.