Huge loss for the state of Utah. All programs wanted him.
I noticed he listed 3 PAC 12 schools... and Utah was not one of them... Being in
the PAC 12 is sure helping their recruiting...
Don't worry, he'll be in the state Utah, he might decide to serve a
mission, and then will end up at BYU.
BB,I notice he didn't list any WAC/indy mid majorsWherever Utah fell on his list, WAC mid majors like byu and usu were even
I'm curious, Chris, when did he send you his list?
I wonder about folks outside the SEC who follow football recruiting closely.
Seven out of the top 10 recruiting classes from SEC schools. No other
conference with more than one school in the top 10 (I think USC was #10).With all the talk of P5 conferences, the recruiting results point to the
fact that SEC is the major league of college football and just about everyone
else is play with a minor league roster. Not sure there's any
objective reason to believe that any of the in-state schools will ever do better
than the top 40 to 60 recruiting class range.While I've got no
objection to a little unbridled optimism, enjoying college football is much
easier when you approach it as entertainment, not with an attitude that anything
short of championships is failure.P5 conferences are full of teams
that churn coaches without ever showing nay appreciable improvement. I grew up
in PAC-8 country and starting going to football games in the late '60s.
There are teams in that league that are no closer to winning a championship now
that they were over 50 years ago.I hope their fans haven't been
suffering all that time.
@BB and othersIf you followed this story at all (mostly in a
different paper), last week he cut his list from 8 schools to 5. Utah, Stanford
and Notre Dame were three schools he eliminated from the top 5. BYU was never
on his list. Might need to rethink the comment regarding the pull of the PAC 12
membership. Utah is competing with some very stiff competition for a recruit of
No U Won'tReality, UTI'm curious, Chris, when did he
send you his list?----------From his Twitter account on
10:09 PM - 30 Apr 2014:Top 8 in no order Wisconsin Utah
UCLA Arizona State Michigan USC Notre Dame Stanford Thank you every other school and coaches! Grateful---------------More surprised that Stanford did not make the
final 5. Forget the education, the Stanford alumni network alone is priceless!
Hey BB, You're right about him not wanting to go to Utah and choosing among
other schools in their conference. I wonder if he did the same with BYU's
conference....oh wait. You have fun with Middle Tennessee and UNLV
This has to be devastating to the Ute faithful, especially if he ends up
choosing a Pac-12 school. I'm sure they'll figure out some way to spin
At some point, Whittingham has got to land the top in-state talent!! There is no
question that Kyle is a good person; but as a head coach of a major college
football program, he is (for the lack of a better word) too boring and bring no
excitement to the program.
Obviously, he didn't want to be on a bottom dwelling team battling it out
with their rival, Colorado. And obviously, he did not want independence. WHO
CARES? It's a game. I wish him well and hope he has a great career!
@CoUte"Utah is competing with some very stiff competition for a
recruit of this caliber."--------------Ummm....there's a difference between "competing" for a recruit
and wishful thinking. The guy has made it clear he wants to play for a Pac12
caliber school, that's why he dropped the utes so early in the process.
Utah was really never in competition for this guy despite the advantage of
having his brothers on the team. That's a pretty devastating poke in the
eye he gave you.
Mission Man......then he will come back to the Y and compete against the likes
of New Mexico State YA WHO, I love being Cosmo.