Against BYU, that deflection which was intercepted was one of the most skilled
defensive plays I have ever seen. Good luck in the NFL.
Good luck Brandon. We appreciate your time at the U, and that blocked field
goal puts you in Ute lore forever. Way to keep the D back factory rolling.
I have to comment on this article. I knew this was coming, even though I did
not want to admit it. I have had the chance to meet Brandon and he is an
outstanding, thoughtful, person. He is an amazing football player as well. BYU
fans will remember him for years to come. The fact that he was not a first team
all-MWC player was a joke. He WILL be a first-third round pick. In the last
four drafts, Utah has had five defensive backs drafted. Burton is the best
corner. And I think he is nearly as good as Weddle. Thanks for
everything Brandon. You will go down as a great Ute and we appreciate
everything you have done.All right Conroy Black, Reggie Topps and
Ryan Lacey, its time to step up!
And yet another Ute goes into the NFL. Might just be the best recruiting tool
Kwhitt has to offer.Don't be a fool to think that 4-5 star rated
CB's didn't take notice.Just wondering, when was the last time a CB
from the tds got drafted in the NFL?
Man, we're gonna miss that kid!
We will miss Brandon, but it seems Coach Whit has a way of finding new talent
and developing them into great players. Best of luck in the NFL. You'll be on
Utah highlight reel forever.
I thought Pac 12 membership was supposed to be good for recruiting? This kid
can't get out of town fast enough. I wouldn't want to live through the upcoming
beat down that 2011 promises either.
I was thinking that getting torched by AFA, TCU, ND, and SDSU would affect his
draft status. I guess not. Maybe Ryan Henderson will step in and get some time
as a freshman.
I commend Burton for his play at Utah.Outstanding player and person. A football player has only so many hits in him before they start to feel the
lifelong pain. Going early in my humble opinion is an extremely smart move by
Burton.Best of luck in all you do.Go Utes.....
Sorry TDS, there are dozens of speedy athletes behind this guy ready to step up
and dominate again. Oh, its good to be a Ute. Thanks for your service Brandon!
Good Luck Brandon!"The Block" will be remembered as one of
the most skilled plays in rivalry history.2 out 3 and SCOREBOARD!
All the best to Brandon. I'm excited to see how our young DB's step up to the
tradition of great DB's at the U.
another good player from a solid line of ute defensive backs. Just Wondering
had a good point though, he did get worked over pretty good by bigger receivers.
good for him though, wish him all the best.
Good luck to this young man. Once they are in the NFL I don't care which Utah
school they come from, I like to see them succeed.Hedge and Chris. Your
BYU obsession is showing again. No one mentioned anything about the Y except
you. I can't help but to think that Brandon sees a major struggle next season in
store for the Utes and is gettin while the gettin is good. His draft stock could
go down next year after playing against PAC teams.
Thanks Brandon - best of luck in the NFL. I agree with the posts on Whitts
ability to draft talent and for sure quality athletes will notice the "NFL
draftability" of the Utes. 2011 could be a tough year for us
Utes - but I would clearly rather be on the path we are on than the dead end
that the MWC had us on. Also, Burton seems to be making a good decision
(hopefully he will be a generous alumni, as the PAC has huge financial
responsibilities).PAC ready or not, here we come. Utah has many,
many wonderful seasons ahead of us!Oh and "Just
Wondering..." I suggest you go back to drooling over Jimmer.Go
He knew when to get out of Ute'sville!
And a sigh of relief is heard in Provo!
Yes he did struggle in some games as was pointed out but he also flat-out
dominated in others. Go back and look at his work against Jon Baldwin from the
Pitt game and you'll see he is a special talent.I love this kid and
his skills but I just don't see him going in the first round. Every year there
are about 90 guys who are "projected" to go in the first-round but
there are only 32 spots available. I see him going in the mid-2nd round to early
3rd. Hopefully I'm wrong and he goes 1st but I don't see it happening.Lastly, leave BYU out of it. We beat them, it's over. The score isn't going to
go up anymore by "Ute fans" constantly degrading BYU at every possible
Utes have an even better recruit coming in.Best wishes to Brandon.
Hope he lands on a good team.The NFL beats the PAC 12. The playoffs
beat the Rose Bowl.
An issue that Cougar fans never have to deal with!
Best of luck to Brandon. Hedge and Chris B -- you need help. You
both have a bad case of OCtDs.
@HedgehogThe 4 and 5 star recruits do take notice, realized there's
much better teams in the Pac, and go to the coast.Burton is smart
not ot waste his time in pac obscurity next year.@williaryNice, I like your ignorance.
Speed and technique. Wish Cougars had either one.
Ute fans can't seem to forget BYU even when they have something to brag about.
The inferiority complex comes shining through.
Congrats to Burton...a great player with a bright future in the NFL. As a BYU fan, I wish we could have top-tier DBs like the Utes have had in
recent years (Smith, Weddle, Burton, McCain, etc.)
re: Resident1Arrogance? It's just a fact, isn't it? When Jake
Heaps leaves after his junior season, he'll be the first BYU undergrad to leave
early for the NFL since when? I really have no idea. Don't remember it every
coming up. Besides with Unga, who was not going to be drafted so he came back.
Shaky dropped another pass...
What a smartdecision. If you are projected as a first or second rounder,
definitely go.If not you risk too much. He could have gotten
injured next season and lost out on a lot of money. Unfortunate for the team,
but good for Brandon.Thanks for your contributions Brandon Burton,
best of luck in the NFL.
Really williary?Arrogance? Did you read what I wrote? Again, I like your "ignorance." Also, good luck in your
pac obscurity. I wonder if your new conference rivals (Washington St) will enjoy
your ignorance as much as we do?
Good Luck to Burton in the NFL. I would be surprised if he goes in the top 2
rounds, but still a 3rd or 4th round selection is nothing to be ashamed of. We'll be cheering for you on Sundays and hope you represent the U well.
It will be great to have another ute starting on D somewhere.
wwookie,I remeber very well that most tds fans didn't think Misi
would get his name called until the 4th or 5th round......Based on
this I feel very confortable that Burton will be select late first early second.
He doesn't have to be all that smart to see the impending train wreck next years
ute season is going to be and got out while he could. But hey you
guys are signing all sorts of juco guys so maybe you can find another one?
Always enjoy watching players from utah schools in the NFL. BTW, to
a previous poster, Jimmer deserves all of our attention.
williary,Ever heard of Austin Collie? 4th and 18 ring a bell?
Doesn't matter where the kid is drafted...Won't win any games for
the PAC 12 - 12th place Utes...
Burton owes none of his success in the NFL to the U. The kid is a great player,
and would have been in the NFL if he played for any University...SWBU. Portland, Butler, or USD...(OK, I don't know if any of those
colleges have a football tesm... but that doesn't matter)The Utes
are losers, football or basketball.
Good luck, Brandon. I wish you were staying for one more year, but I wish you
the best of luck.
Can't say I really watched a whole lot of Ute football this year, but in what I
did see, I was impressed with Brandon. As much as it pains me to think back on
his block in the BYU-Utah game (which still makes my stomach turn) you have to
give the guy credit. BYU had controlled the game for 3 solid quarters, but
allowed the Utes back in the game due to some controversial/just-bad luck plays
and poor play calling from BYU's offense. Even in the fourth quarter I never
felt that Utah played for or deserved the stats they were getting. However,
Brandon stepped it up and made the big play at the right moment. In my opinion,
it was Brandon who won the game for the Utes. Being a Y fan, it was a play I'll
never forgive him for, but when a player makes a play like that (even if they're
a Ute), you have to give them the props they earned.I wish him the
best of luck in the NFL and hopefully he is drafted as quickly as projected!
good luck in the NFL.
Abandoning a sinking ship?
re: P SylvanSo sad how many Cougar fans are obsessed with putting
Utah down. Even after a 7-6 season? Sorry, if you can't finish about .500 in
the regular season, you don't get to smack talk, just the way it goes. Burton was a 2-star unheralded player coming out of high school. Utah
turned him into a 1st-2nd round NFL corner. He will become the 4th starting
corner from Utah to be drafted since 2008. Smith, McCain, Stafford and Burton.
Quite a program Whit is building on the hill. The kind of program that wouldn't
be skipped over by a BCS conference. Like another program to the south.
Food for thought!!1) Every team not in a automatic bowl qualifying
conference should hope that Utah does well in the PAC 12!!! At first those who
rule NCAA football said teams in other conferences could not play with the
"big boys". Well, Utah, Boise State, and TCU have proved them
wrong!!! (BCS record 5-2 and one loss was forced upon those three as they were
made to play each other rather than having the possibility that both would
win!!) Now they say non-BCS qualifying teams could not last playing week in and
week out BCS competition. Utah has the chance to prove them wrong again. Those
who predict doom for the Utes next year are only adding testimony to that train
of thought.Secondly, What team was first in Conference USA last
year? Who has won the most titles in the Mid-Atlantic Conference? The Sun
Belt? Who knows? And that is how the "big boys" think of the MWC!!!
What counts to them is beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl!!! Winning 9 straight
bowl games!!! That's just their mentality!!!
Can't blame him. He knows the 2011 season will be even worse than 2010.