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Prep star changes mind, will skip BYU

Prep star changes mind, will skip BYU



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A champion weightlifter has changed his mind and will play football at Utah instead of Brigham Young.

"I didn't feel right going to BYU. I felt like I was pressured to go there," Copper Hills lineman Sealver Siliga said Tuesday. "I don't want to look back 10 years from now and say, 'I should have gone to Utah."'

Two weeks ago, Siliga said he would attend BYU, but he wasn't bound by that pledge. He said he will sign an agreement with Utah in February.

Siliga, who will be a senior in fall, is the state's heavyweight powerlifting champion.

"He has all the strength and power and all the tools to make a big impact up there," Copper Hills coach Art Erickson said.

------ Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APTV-07-18-07 1227MDT

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