Utah's plan for Kiha Sai was for him to greyshirt so the Honolulu (Hawaii) Kamehameha School offensive guard has decided to look around at other options while staying committed to the Utes.
Sai, who committed to the Utes in April and whose brother Kapua plays for the program, is a 6-foot-4, 300-pound prospect who had also been hearing from Arizona, Colorado and Idaho State when he decided to make his pledge to Utah.
"Utah told me two weeks ago that they want me to greyshirt and they told me to start sticking my head out in the recruiting business and see if I get anything in return," Sai said in a text message.
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"So right now I'm still committed to Utah but I'm doing what the coaches told me and see what other options I have."
Utah had always been Sai's dream school so he's unsure what will happen next in his recruitment. The Utes have been involved with his family ever since he was in the seventh grade when they started to recruit his brother.
Sai said when he committed that he looked forward to playing offensive guard just like his brother for the Utes. That could still happen but with encouragement from Utah's coaches Sai might find another option more suitable as well.
"When they first recruited my brother, my brother went up there and I started to get to know the coaches and they're all funny, they crack jokes and at the same time they're serious and they win bowl games," Sai said when he committed.
"I'm really excited because I wanted to be at Utah ever since I was a little kid and be like my brother. ... The second after they offered, I decided to commit because I always wanted to be a Ute."