The Utah coaching staff told Kiha Sai that they'd like him to greyshirt and to look around for other options if he wanted to and now the Honolulu (Hawaii) Kamehameha School offensive guard is doing just that.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound three-star prospect said he has de-committed from Utah so he can give his sole focus to recruiting and not look at other programs while staying pledged to the Utes.
"After hearing the news from Utah that they wanted me to greyshirt they told me to stick my head back out into recruiting and see if any other colleges want me," Sai said.
"In order to have the full amount of colleges look at me I needed to de-commit."
Sai, rated as the No. 34 offensive guard in the 2012 class and fifth in the Hawaii state rankings by Rivals.com, had been committed to Utah since late April.
Utah had always been Sai's dream school and the Utes have been involved with his family ever since he was in the seventh grade when they started to recruit his brother.
When Sai committed he said he was looking to play offensive guard like his brother for the Utes.
But after being encouraged to look at other programs - or deal with greyshirting next season - Sai is going to research his options to see what else is available.
"I have de-committed from Utah and I'm getting back into the recruiting business," Sai said. "San Diego State is interested and I have an offer from Utah."
Arizona, Colorado and Idaho State were three other programs involved in his recruitment early on.