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  • UteMiguel Go Utes, CA
    Feb. 2, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    Good philosphy, as opposed to targeting short, unathletic players.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 2, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    bRoko: "Joe Dupaixfrom the Navy Academy, will bring BYU up to date in the use of technology to where BYU isn't just recruiting a state"

    No wonder Y brokos recruiting class is unranked, he didn't know how to use of a smartphone and that twitter made him all twitter-y. Now if they utilize those "flying machines" they can get beyond Bingham High.

    LOL!

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Feb. 2, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    Does anybody know about the Jordan Smith kid from Spanish Fork? Didn't he serve a mission and everything? He was a tall, athletic kid who is going to be very important at filling in WR depth. I know that we will have Hoffman and Apo as the two outside guys, but Smith will be important to the future 2 man rotation. Not to mention Adam Hine is back. I know he was recruited as a running back, but his body type and athletic ability would make him an awesome WR. Some people mentioned that he should be a DB, but there is more depth there than some people think. I think he would see the field the most and make the most of his athletic ability at WR. This might sound kind of crazy, but I think that from top to bottom on the whole depth chart our DBs are more athletic than our WRs right now, and so I think adding Adam at WR is not only important for depth, but so that he can be a future starter. I think he was planning on redshirting. This would be the perfect time to learn the position.

  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    Feb. 2, 2011 5:35 p.m.

    Utes seemed to like home cooking and Bingham High. I think the Y was ranked, maybe not as high as last year but ranked somewhere.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 2, 2011 5:43 p.m.

    News Flash to Bronko:

    Athletes do not want to play at BYU. Ocassionally you'll get one who just loves the honor code, but 99 out of 100 athletes don't want to come within 100 miles of any silly rules like that.

    U want to know Y you haven't been to a bcs game or had an undefeated, unike Us(twice), tcu(twice), boise(twice), or hawaii?

    they all have athletes. You don't.

    Nor will you ever.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Feb. 2, 2011 5:54 p.m.

    What is great about BYU is that there is always a new batch of RM's coming home to compliment the program.

    Many of these kids were 3 and 4 stars coming out, and of course are not factored into this years scorecard.

    The USC transfer was a 4 star.

    BYU had a great recruiting class last year, and yet many of those kids won't be seen for 2 to 3 years.

  • first2third Elmo, UT
    Feb. 2, 2011 6:03 p.m.

    Chris B nice to see you back on the BYU boards what is your prediction for the record of this recruiting class in six years. 0-12 or 1-11?

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 2, 2011 6:12 p.m.

    "BYU signed seven high school recruits who are taller than 6-foot-6 on Wednesday, one of them Springville's 6-8 and basketball player Matt Sumsion who told Bronco Mendenhall he wanted to play tight end..."They are tall, can run and are good athletes," said Mendenhall"

    hmm, but can they play football let go to scout,ESPN and Rivals and find out - shall we

    Rival - N/R ( not even a profile)
    ESPN - 45 score ( lowest a prospect can have) no other programs intrested besides BYU
    Scout 2 star (no other programs interested besides BYU

    You got to wonder if this is a knee jerk reaction in trying to get "more athletic" as oppossed to getting athletic football players.

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    Feb. 2, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    Isn't it funny that Chris B and hedgehog are always the first to post on BYU articles. News flash Chris B, (and Hedgehog for that matter) you said it yourself, BYU is not all about football. There is more to BYU than just football and it bothers you so much that we can bring in mediocre athletes and still compete. Having an undefeated season would be nice but, it does not rule or define BYU. The honor code will always be there and for true BYU fans, we know that but we still support them. If we never win a BCS game or a National Championship, BYU will not fall apart and we will still support them. Hopefully some day, Utah can build a stadium that seats 65,000 and hopefully all of Utah's dreams will come true and hopefully Utah will maybe some day win a national championship and I will be there chearing them on but guess what, we will still have the honor code and we aren't going to settle on that no matter how Utah does. So, keep spewing your hate, it shows how childish you really are.

  • International Cougar Fan Tacoma, WA
    Feb. 2, 2011 6:31 p.m.

    I feel sorry for Chris B and Hedgehog. It must be rough to live such miserable lives that you have to be so concerned about BYU sports. Deep down you are both scared about Jake Heaps upside at QB and the downside of the QBs at Utah. I think BYU will go 3-0 againts the Utes the next three years and I thnk you both know that is is inevitable too.

    How about the Utes in Basketball? Not much to cheer about is there?

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Feb. 2, 2011 6:35 p.m.

    Congratulations Utah for winning the first recruiting battle in like 6 years, way to freaking go.

    Get off our articles. No one cares what you have to say.

    And Chris B, the "silly rules" are in place to keep our kids from becoming losers like you. It helps us get places, and in the words of the NCAA, helps our kids go pro "in something other than sports," which I know is a concept you don't grasp but if you can ever get your head around it you might actually succeed in life.

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    Feb. 2, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    Oops sorry Cougar Claws, I seriously doubt Chris B could ever do that. Unless he was willing to expose his true identity, we will never know. An educated man would never actually speak like Chris B or hedgehog, they are most likely just UTE fans and not graduates. Their lack of intelligence is just too overwhelming to prove otherwise.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 2, 2011 7:20 p.m.

    Hedgie....You're slobbering all over yourself...could barely make out what you were saying and Chrissy B. your pathetic...same resoning as to why you utey's haven't won a National Championship (we have) or a Heisman (we have) or a Doke Walker(we have) or a Davie O'Brian (we have=3) or an Outland (we Have=2)

    So you have two undefeated seasons...but even though we only have one ours ended in a National Championship...Oh well...If close or also ran is good enough for you that's ok by me. But until you start picking up some nationally recognized Hardware you've got a lot of nothing. You will never be anything til you lose that " I'm satisfied to just make it into the BCS attitude..." while wagging your little tails eating scraps....Untilthen you will remain out of the big game and out of the National Championship. Good Luck in the PAC. I sincerely mean that. But you certainly have a big wakeup call coming...and you certainly don't realize just how big.

    Scoobie

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Feb. 2, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    Hey Hedgie, you must have read a different article than I did. The above article I read gave a very good accounting, with references, for BYU's recruits. In fact, there were some there that Utah recruited, and several recruited by BCS schools. I haven't read the Utah recruits article, but after reading BYU's, don't think it is necessary to do so.
    Conversely, you read ALL of BYU's articles, several times over. You seem to like your own posts, as you go back and read the responses to your posts. You must have an inferiority complex big time. After I post, I do not go back to see what someone has said in response to my posts. I don't care what they say. I have my say and I am done. Thank you for you love of BYU Cougar FB!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 2, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    byu basketball about to lose to wyoming....

    loving it!

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 2, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    Based on your previous history Chrissy...That literally translates to we've (BYU) already won

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 2, 2011 8:08 p.m.

    @Chrissy B.

    And you were saying???? Come on Chrissy tell us how we lost to Wyoming tonight....a win is a win...and your record is pretty lousey.

    Scoobie

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 2, 2011 8:13 p.m.

    @Chrissy B. and Hedgie
    And Oh Yes I forgot ...Jason Buck's Butcus award too...we have,,,You haven't!

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Feb. 2, 2011 9:29 p.m.

    I thank my lucky stars that I do not associate with this rivalry/ It's really pathetic the smack you guys talk on each other. Who cares! Your bYU and Utah/

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Feb. 2, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    LOL I want you to picture a member of the media asking Bronco, "So what kind of tall are we talking about?" Now look at picture of Bronco above and laugh!

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Feb. 3, 2011 12:49 a.m.

    Breaking news... All schools target tall, athletic players every year.

    An 8 page article on BYU 2011 class that isn't even in the top 50 at Rivals?

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Feb. 3, 2011 12:55 a.m.

    I thought DuPaix was brought in to make Skyline High the 2nd feeder school behind Bingham High?

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    Chris B | 5:43 p.m. Feb. 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    News Flash to Bronko:

    Athletes do not want to play at BYU. Ocassionally you'll get one who just loves the honor code, but 99 out of 100 athletes don't want to come within 100 miles of any silly rules like that.

    U want to know Y you haven't been to a bcs game or had an undefeated, unike Us(twice), tcu(twice), boise(twice), or hawaii?

    they all have athletes. You don't.

    Nor will you ever.
    ===

    Chris is right

    Unless BYU recruits athletes, they will never reach the great heights the U has reached.

    BYU will never win anything special like:

    A National Championship
    Heisman
    Multiple Outland Trophies.
    Four Davey Obrien Awards
    Doak Walker Award
    Maxwell Award

    They will be stuck on ESPN, broadcasting all of their games nationally on Saturdays (except conference weekend).

    Oh, and BYU will be stuck without any thug athletes because of the darn honor code.

    I'm guessing Chris has a different idea of what success is.

  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 9:01 a.m.

    I am very excited for the potential these new "Cougars " have for the future for BYU football. The returning players from the mission field however, will be expected to walk on and slug it out. Bronco needs some of these players so that he can have them represent the Return Missionary mystic that is used to showcase the unique and different environment the Church owned school represents.

    According to Bronco, the football program is an important missionary tool for the LDS church similar to the Tabernacle Choir and the full time missionary force.

    Bronco, stated last Saturday at the Meet the Juniors that the leaders of the LDS church need the football program to help spread the mission of the church and that if you could not buy into this philosophy then this program is not for you, so do not waist your time and ours go to another program that fits your expectations.

    To bad Bronco does not encourage players themselves to opt for the full time missionary service, instead of playing, there appears to be a type of philosophical disconnect ?

    What makes this program special is the return missionary angle, just sayin.

    PCN

  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 9:21 a.m.

    Re: CB

    Never talk before you know the outcome BYU basketball won and your utes lost again.

    LOLOLOL

    It is to easy CB !

  • Hawk Littleton, CO
    Feb. 3, 2011 9:26 a.m.

    Chris, I realize this is like talking to a wall, but try to stay with me here. I agree, many "athletes" DON'T want to live by the honor code, and kudos to Bronco for not trying to force the proverbial round pegs into square holes. But hard as it may be for you to understand, many "athletes" (even non-LDS) actually DO want to live a lifestyle supported by the honor code -- not just because the "silly rules" force them to -- and welcome an evironment that supports it, without being mocked, belittled or "peer-pressured". Seems to have worked well for Josh Quezada, Curtis Brown, O'Neil Chambers, etc.

    It just seems to tear you apart that BYU's "non-athletes" keep competing year-after-year with utah's "athletes". Hmmmm. Could it be BECAUSE of the honor code?

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 9:50 a.m.

    crowntown1:
    If you are not part of this little rivalry, why are you always writing on BYU articles? Haven't seen you on Utah articles unless it is to poke at BYU.
    I suspect you're into this like Brairfox and the tar babies story more than you think.

  • Serenity Now American Fork, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 9:56 a.m.

    Time will tell. Like with Eric Weddle, a 2-star recruit. As a Y fan, I liked last year's class more because of the national prestige/rankings, but this year's class seems capable of developing into a championship team alongside proven talent like Heaps, Quezada, DeLuigi, Hoffman, Apo, Reynolds, Van Noy, Kaveinga, Pendleton, Dulan, Sorenson...DBs are always the concern but I trust Bronco to have team ready come September.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    Uteology:
    I asked you this once before but are you sure about your screen name? Wouldn't Cougarology be better? Since you do write a majority of the time about the Cougars and not the Utes.

    And it is unique that BYU got 7 players 6'6" and taller. Utah got one 6'6" recruit. The rest are shorter.
    And there are reasons valid and important reasons that BYU is not ranked on Rivals if you cared to think about it. But that would fall outside of "Uteology".

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 1:19 p.m.

    It really sounds like the u fans are really getting worried about the Cougs this time around. They just can't seem to remember from one year to the next. They seem confused all the time and don't remember what the article's about. Well, I for one will be so excited for this year's football season to start. Glory to the Cougs and big 'ol tears for the u. I can almost see the streams of tears coming from the hill when their mighty team finishes near the bottom of the pack. What fun it will be to comment then.

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Feb. 3, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    @SLCWatch

    How do you know what I post, when, and where? Are stalking my blog posts?

    Rivals shows BYU and Utah both with 19 recruits, so whats the reason? One of the reasons BYU class wasn't as good was the fact that Utah took 4 of the top 5 recruits from the State.

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Feb. 3, 2011 1:41 p.m.

    @Buster

    BYU will never win anything special like:

    A National Championship
    Heisman
    Multiple Outland Trophies.
    Four Davey Obrien Awards
    Doak Walker Award
    Maxwell Award

    ---------------

    Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't all those awards and trophies achieved with Edwards' recruits? The last time you played in January was when Chow was a Cougar.

    My have times changed, you went from Steve Young to Max Hall.

    Congrats on ESPN!!

  • Lowell Chad Tempe, AZ
    Feb. 3, 2011 1:44 p.m.

    The Cougs B-ball team and Pigskin team can scrimmage now. :) No one will be able to guard Jimmer, though. I don't think anyone can.

    I know that the Cougs were seriously considering suiting up Matt Montague for football when he was on campus. He had those bulging biceps and could drill 3's all day long.

    Has there ever been a football player to play b-ball or pigskinner to play b-ball? Greg Kite? Jason Buck? Both were tall and mean.

  • CordonBleu Park City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    Uteology

    Utah prides itself on finding "diamonds in the rough" and yet you would have us believe that these hit-or-miss rating services are the end-all, be-all of an athlete's true potential.

    Just remember,

    Stars don't make the player,
    the player makes himself a star!

    I'll take a one- or two-star player who works his butt off to excel ANYDAY over a prima-donna 4- or 5-star recruit who thinks his raw talent alone will make him him a star.

    Signing day is a mirage.

    Some of these signees will never make it to campus.

    Some will be injury-ridden and never live up to their potential.

    Some will ride the pine for their entire college career and never make a significant contribution to the program.

    And a few, will become stars.

    It's impossible to predict who the true stars will be on signing day.

    If stars are the only thing that mattered, Utah can kiss any chance of EVER winning a PAC 12 championship goodbye, because the Utes will NEVER out recruit USC.

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Feb. 3, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    @SLCWatch

    And there are reasons valid and important reasons that BYU is not ranked on Rivals.

    ---------------

    The "research" shows according to Rivals that:

    Utah, BYU, and Stanford all have 19 recruits, the difference is the perceived talent level:

    1) Standford has just ONE 2-star recruit
    2) Utah has 3
    3) BYU has 9

    For comparisons Washington State has 13 2-stars.

    So as much as BYU fans hate to admit, talent wise BYU is more on par with Washington State. The recent NFL draft also backs this observation.

    As one BYU fan observed this is the first year Utah as outranked BYU in 6 years. Which is true and same for TCU with a #27 class. Yet both teams have done more with less on the field.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 2:30 p.m.

    Dear Ute...I mean Cougarology
    No I don't stalk you. You come into my den every day with your vast knowledge of BYU information and sit down covering everything to do with BYU. Every article, every newspaper, day and night, rain or shine. Stalking...no...can't even avoid you.

    Point #2, Take a careful look at the four out of five you are so proud of (which you should be). Which ones are running backs? Which ones are wide receivers? Other positions?
    Now think about it...can't give you to many hints here...catching a glimmer yet?

    Strength of a good debater is they can put themselves in the other persons point of view and understand it. Appreciate it even.

    You really should change the name...or go enjoy your own team while we enjoy ours. You'll feel better.

  • Jeff ls Farr West, 84404
    Feb. 3, 2011 2:32 p.m.

    You know what Chris. I'll bet Kyle would love some kind of honor code among his players. I really saves a lot of embarrassment to the school and the coaches when players don't get stupid and start shoving and yelling and screaming during the bowl game introductory banquet like what happened this year with players from Boise St. I found that to be totally embarrassing. You probably think that it is appropriate behavior. Life is totally about honor and doing what is right. Remember that you are CANNON FODDER in almost every sport. Do you know how to spell HAMMERED? Watch the injuries pile up this fall in the PAC 10+2.
    Jeff

  • Lowell Chad Tempe, AZ
    Feb. 3, 2011 2:44 p.m.

    Not that there is a direct correlation here, but Jimmer only had one other scholarship offer besides BYU and that was to Siena. I bet if the Dukes and North Carolinas of the world knew how good Jimmer was going to be, Jimmer would not have been in a BYU uniform.

    BYU did their homework. Everyone else pales in comparison. I think Bronco did his homework with this recruiting class and we'll see plenty of "Jimmers" out there making tackles and running the ball faster than the competition.

    They say you can't teach speed and I say "Watch me." When they introduce a new flavor at the BYU creamery I run fasster than anyone. :) I bet Bronco can motivate his guys to get super quick and such.

  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 2:46 p.m.

    The 2 USC transfers that should start in 2011 were rated as a 6.0 and 5.9 on Rivals when they were signed by USC. Both of them competed against great players at USC and should contribute to bolster the defense. As a comparison, Langi was rated a 5.8 and Matthews was rated a 5.8. Utah did get far more 5.7 than BYU and props to your recruiters selling the program better. BYU will be fine and so will the Utes. BYU picked up good players that will complement what we already have. Now work hard and keep the Honor Code. I'll be rooting for you.

  • Lowell Chad Tempe, AZ
    Feb. 3, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    Why are those USC players transferring to the Cougs? They'll look better in blue, anyway.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 3:13 p.m.

    Uteology | 1:41 p.m. Feb. 3, 2011
    Fort Worth, Texas
    @Buster

    ===

    Ouch, call me a different name. That hurt. Doesn't make a point, but you never do.

    Read the post I was responding to, and address the issue, rather than take offf on a meaningless rant.

    BYU has athletic players.

    Show me any National Awards ever aquired by your Ute "Athletes".

    (Sorry, the great programs don't hang bowl banners from their stadium -- leaving out the most recent loss and score from the Vegas Bowl).

    BTW, the first BCS Bowl Utah won was during the Urban Meyer era. Do you claim that one?

    Uteology vs Reality.

    I choose...

    Reality.

  • fan32 St. George, Utah
    Feb. 3, 2011 3:36 p.m.

    Does anyone know of any studies done on how the stars of the recruits translate into final college rankings. I will bet there is a very close relationship between number of 5 star recruits and a school's final year end ranking. Yes there are exceptions to the rule and BYU is full of overachievers which spells good for the coaches and the players. I just remember watching the Florida State game in Prove 2 years ago and there just seemed to be more talent and speeed in the first 10 players that came out of the locker room than the entire BYU team put together. So it seems to me that for BYU to reach the next level, they need to get more 5 star players. That is going to hard for BYU to do. A BCS bowl every year or so for BYU might just be too high of a hill to climb.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 3:42 p.m.

    Chrissy;
    Which silly rules are you talking about? Can you be specific?
    No Alcohol, No drugs, Attend religion classes, Be respectful to women(no immoral relationships outside of marriage). No stealing or getting in trouble with the law. Live a high character life?
    Are these the silly rules?
    No wonder you don't get it. It is a matter of class and you have NONE.
    It just kills you and hedgie and the rest of the no-class crew that BYU's "Sunday School Boys" are so successful. Your burned up with jealousy and obsession and you can't stay away from anything related to BYU. Sounds like you left BYU for honor code violations and did not have the humility to overcome and return. Or did an LDS girl (or boy) reject you?
    Sad, sad people with sad, sad lives.
    It is just going to get worse for you as BYU continues to become more nationally relevant and successful.
    Have a nice day :)

  • Sloppy J St. Louis, MO
    Feb. 3, 2011 4:12 p.m.

    Well, not to take Christine's side, but aside from the "big" rule TJ cites, there are some lesser-known BYU rules that betray a tendency to confuse morality with personal taste and cross the line from "helpful" to "meddlesome." I speak as a bona fide one-time testing center "beard card" recipient. But I digress . .

    All these rankings are comical. Given, most times a 5-star player will turn out better than a 2-star, but who decides things like "Hmm . . this guy is the #34 offensive tackle in the West, and this guy is the #24 offensive tackle in the West." To call these lists imprecise is being kind. Recruiting is probably half legit research and half blind luck.

    The Y gets who they get. After Ben Olsen and Chris Burgess, it's obvious that going nuts over the "popular" kid is a waste of energy. Go after the "right" type of kid for the program and do the best you can. I want Coug players who really want to be there, regardless of what Rivals says.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Feb. 3, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    UMMM IF there was a 5 star LDS kid you know BYU would be going nuts to get him. Ben Olsen was thee number uno rated QB coming out of HS, and he played in a competitive conf as well. Went on a mission and never looked the same.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 3, 2011 5:58 p.m.

    Some ute fans love it when BYU looks to lose. No wonder they're ute fans.

    For me, I like winners. Football and basketball--The cougs are number 1 in the conference with more victories & championships, and in all other sports as well. Something the utes will never taste.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 3, 2011 6:10 p.m.

    "So it seems to me that for BYU to reach the next level, they need to get more 5 star players"

    Fan32,

    The universe of "talent" the tds has to work with will never get them to the next level. Just except what you have to work with.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    Very impressive list of schools which "also recruited" these signees!!! I just had a difficult time reconciling this article with the rating services, Rival, Scout, and ESPN. All this "recruiting" resulting in 5 players receiving an offer from a school other than the Y!!! (Scout indicated 10) With 4 offers coming from a BCS school. Total non-BYU scholarships to these players was 17!!! (One Utah recruit, according to these same services received 14 offers!)

    I don't doubt Mr. Harmon but I'm not certain a form letter addressed to "whomever" really counts as recruiting. Serious interest is an offer or even better a "visit" to the school at its expense!!!

    Care to rewrite this article based on this criteria?

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 3, 2011 10:23 p.m.

    Come on everyone! Stop feeding these two idiots' ego by repeatedly being defensive and printing their names in your comments.

    I want to read BYU comments from BYU fans. Don't react and simply ignore their remarks. These articles end up being bashing back and forth instead of responding to the article itself.

    Again, please ignore, don't print their names, and don't respond.

    I love BYU and enjoy the great articles written about our wonderful school whether it be in sports, ballroom dancing, academics or whatever.

    Go Cougars!

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Feb. 3, 2011 10:55 p.m.

    BYU may not have gotten as many players with as many stars as UT, but lets look at the schools BYU beat to get these players.

    Mathews-OR,KA,UCLA,ND,AZ Utah
    Prichard ORST
    Kursea OR STAN CO Utah
    Edwards STAN AZ MO CINN Utah
    Olomua NE AZST AZ CO Utah
    Kaufusi STAN
    Rede OR ORST KA WA WAST STAN
    Pulispher OR ORST UCLA USC WA BSU STAN
    Lesatele WA UCLA WAST ORST
    Taosinga WAST Utah
    Heder NE LSU TENN STAN PSU BSU OR Utah
    Jorgenson ND UCLA
    Rawlinson OKST Utah
    Hadley WAST

    Anybody see a pattern here? BYU beat out Utah for many of these players. If Utah wanted them then they must be world beaters.

    However, if you are good enough for OR NE LSU PSU STAN UCLA OKST ORST BSU WA AZ AZST ND MO or KA then you are good enough for BYU.

    These guys fit BYU but they were good enough to go a lot of places just as good or better than Utah.

    Time will tell if any of them are any good.

    Utah gets more talent. BYU does more with its talent.

    BYU does need more talent at key positions.

  • ute-chute Beverly Hills, CA
    Feb. 4, 2011 1:18 a.m.

    I am just please that the Y's effort to get athletes.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Feb. 4, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    I'm looking forward to BYU's next six years.

    I'm thinking it will be comparable to watching BYU-Utah in basketball the past few years.

    20,000 in RES, 5000 in the HC.

    And so it goes, everything falls back to normal.