Pili Still Undecided, but Will Wear Red or Green
<b>THOR PILI</b>
TBS Editor & Publisher
Posted Jan 26, 2004

"It's between Utah and Oregon. He's leaning towards one, but he just wants to be sure." That's the latest word on highly recruited defensive end Thor Pili this morning from his mother, Lani Pili.

She confirmed he will likely make his final decision tonight. Thor has indicated on several occasions he would not attend BYU where his father, Junior Pili, and uncle, Ifo Pili, both played and graduated from. That was informally communicated by family members over the past few months.

As a result, BYU coaches have not been recruiting Thor Pili aggressively, even though the Cougars extended him a scholarship offer.

The entire Pili clan (Thor's family, uncle, aunts and grandfather) broke their family fast last night at about 6 p.m. at Thor's grandfather's home in Provo. After dinner the family gathered together and his grandfather, Falemao Pili, asked, "So Thor, do you have a decision yet?" His aunts narrowed it furter, "Are we wearing red or green?"

Thor responded with another question: "I'm leaning toward one, but can I sleep on it one more day?"

Lani, Junior (father) and Thor turned off cell phones and evaded phone calls at home by driving around last night and did not return home until midnight as they discussed his options.

"I just feel for him. It's a hard process, but I think he'll make a good choice regardless," his mother said.

Meanwhile, Oregon coaches have scheduled another home visit today and Utah coaches are trying to do the same.

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