Just need to make sure the Utes get Star's little brother out of Bingham. He's
quite the stud. He played on my son's team two years ago and he was a man among
boys. When he felt inspired, he was extremely dominant.
Talon Shumway may end up playing qb this year, he played there as a soph when
Chase Hansen was injured and did a great job. Alta has two receivers who will
be heavily recruited, Harrison Handley is 6'6" and Ammon Barker has started
since he was a soph and is 6'3". Both have received interest from in-state
schools as well as Oregon, Missouri, Nebraska, and numerous others. Handley
will likely end up at BYU though, his dad played te for the Y.
Duckie must still be unhappy that Bronco failed to keep his promise to win all
the in-state recruiting battles . . . again! LOL!
@johninslc"Duckie" just enjoys double digit win seasons
and national rankings almost every year. He doesn't care what recruits are
ranked or where they come from.LOL!
"Duckie" also enjoys getting to double digit wins on a WAC schedule
and getting blown out by 44 to Utah.
@ KH | 4:53 p.m. Feb. 16, 2012 Holladay, UT No he doesn't
enjoy the 44 point beatdowns because he never sees them. Remember that he was
in Tulsa not at the game. In fact, he doesn't even remember there being a game
last year nor does he remember that in the last 10 years, Utah is 7-3 against
BYU. That's a lot of travelling to Tulsa.LOL
Duck: Considering it was bronco who promised to win every recruiting battle
(more than once), I would say that he does care about it.
First coaching and staff recruiting and now this.I thought the
recruiting efforts were to expand not contract?I guess it's only
natural for big balloons to contract when they lose their hot air.
Remember that there is no internet connection or WI-Fi in Tulsa. What
buckshot that boy loads up with and then calls out the Dante observation.
How many frequent flyer miles do you have down in the inferno that you are so
familiar with it ? Good recruiting year as Utah again sends some of it's
stellar coaching staff to big name schools. Should be a good game at RES
next year !
Duckie may enjoy double digit wins (fails to mention that is based on a MWC,
CUSA, and/or WAC schedule) but Utah fans enjoy winning bowl games that include
BCS bowls. I will agree with him that the stars on recruits are often over
rated. Look at most of the players Utah has sent to the pro's recently and they
are typically 3 star recruits. PS - Enjoy your trip to Tulsa next fall.
Utah had a great recruiting class this year. Not only was it the highest ranked
class Utah has ever had but we completely won the instate recruiting battle.
As for what makes ducky happy, I have to laugh. Keep pounding your
chest for that "top 25" national ranking. I guess getting ranked #25
in 1 out of the 3 national polls is as good as it gets down in Provo. I agree a
10 win season is impressive,but last years record is nothing to be proud of.
That was the weakest schedule byu has ever had that is why they only ended up in
1 of the polls.Utah will continue to focus on talent and making
better players out of that talent. Utah has put more players into the NFL in
recent years than the cougs and I expect that will continue as well.Can't wait for next season - Go Utes!
"'Duckie' just enjoys double digit win seasons and national rankings almost
every year. He doesn't care what recruits are ranked or where they come
from."Ducky ALSO doesn't care that his double digit wins come
agains "Bo Diddley Tech" and "Little Sisters of the
Poor"....just as long as he gets a double digit win. No wonder the cougs
returned back to the WAC. 7-6 [thank you Chad Bunn] vs. MWC? No thank you.
10-3 vs. the WAC? Yes please!Too bad USC will be eligible to rank
in the Coaches Poll next season. No backing ala vacated spot for YOU this year.
"That was the weakest schedule byu has ever had that is why they only ended
up in 1 of the polls."Not so. Their 1984 schedule was even
WEAKER. It was ranked 104th out of 108. I believe last year's was ranked
somewhere around 90. Thanks to TCU, Texas, and Utah of course.
Coach Whit says the talent level of Utah football recruits coninues to get
better. Rivals already rating four Utah recruits as 4 star seems to support
that position. So how do the local colleges respond? Utah "will continue
to focus on in-state recruiting". Whereas the Y recently announced they
were abandoning their long time approach and signing fewer early and going to be
more competitive later in the recruiting process. Make sense to me - only IF -
this year's crop 1) has fewer recruits who are related to former Y players, 2)
have recruits that weigh the advantages of Independence against other options,
3) more recruits have a higher skill level and aspire to play at the next level,
or 4) recruits understand 1984 is 28 years ago and ask what have you done
@plyxplyTalon did play qb when Hansen was hurt but probably will not
play there next season for a couple of reasons. The number one reason is that he
doesn't want to, and has made it clear. The second is that the qb transferring
in from Jordan is really good. His name is Baron Gajkowski and according to
people I know at Jordan he is better than the freshman, Austin Kafentzis, that
started last year, who was really good, but the freshmans dad is on Jordans
staff. This other qb was a sophomore last season and he played against Lone Peak
in the playoffs, when Jordan almost upset Lone Peak and probably should have,
when the freshman qb got injured. He looked great in that game.Of
course that is subject to whether or not the UHSAA allows the transfer but
judging by how things have gone recently you would think it will happen. Hansen
was allowed to transfer to Lone Peak from American Fork on very weak grounds
after his sophomore year so I doubt the UHSAA has any real bite with their
Qwest, you must have forgotten about the "AP Top 26 Poll" I keep
Not trying to be contentious, just wondering where Bronco promised to win every
in-state recruiting battle? I'm a Cougar fan but I just don't believe that he
would make that promise knowing that BYU does not get every recruit they go
after, in any year.
@ SCCougar | 11:38 a.m. Feb. 17, 2012 LEXINGTON, SC Ducky is
going to have a problem with you for a comment like that. Way too reasonable and
relevant to the article.
Hey Brandon - Great work as always! Who would've thought 25 years ago that
I would be reading an article like this from you about my beloved Utes?Best - Andy M.
@SCCougarYou'll notice 54-10 didn't give you actual answer to your
question, because he can't as that is not what Bronco said, instead he simply
tried to make it about me.
This is just an indictment of the Utes' bad recruiting situation and that where
before they could compete in larger market areas they no longer can. It's going
to be a tough uphill climb. At least for CU they have Denver. The Utes have a
small place raising middle-ground football players. Best of luck ot the Utes as
they try to compete with the large market teams, they'll need all the luck they
If Utah can just get all those stud Lone Peak players that hunt ducks and take
quarterback lessons they will be set.
Johnny TriumphWhat are you trying to say? "The
Utes have a small place raising middle-ground football players."I'm
serious what are you trying to say. This small place has been sending a number
of players to the NFL and will keep doing so, these are your "middle-ground
football players". Man if the Utes are getting "middle-ground"
players what and the heck has the Y been getting. Expect the Y to be in the low
60's to low 70's as far as the ranking of future recruiting classes, the U will
stay in the top 30 because of the PAC-12. I am just trying to understand why
you would think that the U needs all the luck they can get. Utah just got a lot
of very good players, I guess with all that luck.
I have been following all of the sports articles the past few weeks only to find
zero comments or any of the u articles regarding bball or other sports. I think
there was one u fan who made a simple minded comment on the women's gymnastics
team. Now they all come out of hibernation at the sound of a football article.
Wow, it must really be lonely being a one sport university. The DN puts in an
article about football just to keep the u fans checking the news and trying to
find anything they can crow about.Hey u fans did you see that BYU
won the Deseret Duel trophy again......what is this at least three years in a
row? Poor ute's have to hang all hope of anything and everything on one sport.
Good luck with that in the pac whatever and your middle to bottom finish every
year. We at the Y will continue to finish in the top 25 in football, have a
wonderful bball team, a top volleyball team, along with track, rugby and all the
other sports that I could go on and on and on about.
@sammyg"I thought the recruiting efforts were to expand not
contract?"What part of Utah's top recruiting class ever do you
not understand? In the past Utah couldn't get the top in state recruits, they
picked BYU or went elsewhere. Now, that game has changed. Utah took 4 of the
top 5 last year and 2 this year with 2 others going to other BCS teams."I guess it's only natural for big balloons to contract when they lose
their hot air."Or they transfer to Kansas.Go UTES!
Man you guys are scary. Ute fans actually posting on an article about Utah, not
BYU. That Maya calendar thing and the end of the world must be true, because
this is just too weird.
There are three Utah players in the class of 2013 rated four stars by Rivals and
you only mention two of them? Just curious how that's possible in an article
about the top talent for 2013.