Wide receiver/tight end Siaki Cravens (6-2, 210, 4.6) from Temecula (Calif.) Temecula Valley has impressed at several camps this spring and summer. Cravens has decided to end his recruitment and has made his commitment.
"We're excited about Utah," Mr. Cravens, Siaki Craven's Dad said. "Well the first thing he liked is Utah recruited him as a slot-receiver and his love is on offense.
"Utah was one of the first colleges to recruit him as an offensive player and Siaki loves the spread offense."
The Utes get a player who even impressed USC head coach Pete Carroll.
"Coach Carroll told Siaki that he could play safety, outside linebacker, defensive end or receiver," Cravens said. "Oregon State was recruiting him as an outside linebacker and Cal liked him as a H-Back.
"Most schools like Siaki as a defensive player and that Utah always like him as an offensive player meant a lot," Cravens said. "The first-time Utah saw him play, they wanted him and that meant a lot to him.
"Siaki wanted to go where he was wanted and be a third or fourth choice," Cravens said. "He also has a really good relationship with Coach Kyle Whittingham."
The Utes get a player who is good all-around athlete. He will be playing with his AAU traveling team "the Icemen" in Las Vegas next week in the Main Event Tournament.
Utah gets a player in Cravens whose best days as an athlete are ahead of him. He is only 16 years old he is just beginning to scratch the surface of his tremendous potential.
The scouting report on Cravens is he's a very athletic tight end who very soft hands.
There is a very good reason why Cravens is loaded with athletic ability. He comes from great bloodlines.
Craven's Mom is a cousin of David Fulcher, the retired Pro Bowl safety of the Cincinnati Bengals. His Dad is cousin's to both Steve Young and the Tuiasosopo family.