I have grown up a BYU fan and I am still a BYU fan to this day. I will admit
that I was even a bit of a Utah "hater" growing up. I got older, life
happened, and there was a bit of a time when I even went through an
"anti-BYU" phase, which I think is quite a bit more common now among a
lot of young Mormon kids in Utah. After serving a mission, the experience
actually led to me becoming a BYU fan again, because of the work I was doing,
who I represented, and who BYU represents. I've grown up and matured more, and I
actually have a lot of respect for what Utah has done. I no longer hate Utah
even though I am still a BYU fan. I have a lot of respect for both teams now.
OL Hiva Lutui gave Utah a verbal commitment today over the other 2 of his top 3
USC and BYU.
Brandon heavily implies that Hansen only committed to Utah to play QB when that
simply isn't the case. He said when he committed he planed to play defense and
it wasn't until he had a great senior season that there was talk of him playing
QB. Scout still lists him as a linebacker. He chose Utah because he wants to
play at Utah. He knows he still may end up on defense.
Hiva Lutui vs. Theodore King --- enough said!!Great to be a Ute!!
Maybe I have been too harsh on BYU. Since signing Theodore King, I have come to
appreciate BYU much more.Theodore King is a young man who was not
offered a single Division 1 scholarship despite wanting to play at such
powerhouses as San Jose State, Fresno and Sacramento. It looked like his dream
of playing football was doomed.Suddenly, Roscoe gives him a
scholarship and a chance to live the dream. Maybe magic does happen in Provo.
In any event, good job BYU.Very truly yours,Uncle Otis
I've just finished some calculations. After signing up Theodore King, BYU's
recruiting class should rank in the top 25.