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Utah's gamble pays off with Sylvester

Originally Published: August 27, 2009
By Graham Watson | ESPN.com

Utah senior linebacker Stevenson Sylvester doesn't hesitate when asked why he didn't get many scholarship offers out of high school.

"I wasn't very good at football," he said.

Utah was the only major offer Sylvester received while at Valley High School in Las Vegas, and the Utes didn't even start recruiting him until midway through his senior year.

What drew Utah to Sylvester was not his football ability -- even coach Kyle Whittingham acknowledges ...

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