Utah picked up their second commitment of the 2013 class on the heels of their first when TE/DE Siale Fakailoatonga committed to head coach Kyle Whittingham in a meeting on Thursday.
"They planned on having a meeting with me, so I went there with my mom and decided I wanted to commit. I like everything over there."
The Cottonwood High star had only two offers, and despite the commitment, is hoping for more over the next few months.
"BYU and Utah were my only offers. I'm hopeful that something will come down the road in the summer and hopefully I'll be able to make my decision. I feel like it depends on which school is interested in me, but I wouldn't mind going out of state."
The 6-4, 225 pounder will line up as a tight end in new offensive coordinator Brian Johnson's system that intends on utilizing the tight end more often, and that was a deciding factor in choosing the Utes over BYU.
"I like them both equally, but I feel like I'm a better fit at Utah. BYU has a good tight end program, and Utah has had many good tight ends, but they told me that they're going to utilize the tight ends a lot more."
Fakailoatonga now turns his attention to his academics as well as recruiting others to join him at Utah in 2013.
"Utah just offered my teammate Lo Falemaka and he likes Utah. I don't know about Cooper (Bateman). He's getting recruited from all over the place. Other than that, we're just trying to get me to graduate early so I can get a start on things."
Fakailoatonga Makes His Choice
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