I don't know this kid but from reading this short article and reading his
quotes, he sounds like a sharp kid who has his head on straight while
considering all options. I am a UCLA fan and they were not on the list, maybe
they will come in a bit later. But I wish this kid great success in whatever
school he chooses. Congrats young man! Enjoy all this because it only happens
once. Please, whatever you do, if they come calling please do not choose USC.
Congrats and good luck to you!
I think Stanford would be hard to beat for academics, and they have a great
football team as well. Its nice to have a lot of options. Good luck to you.
Four favorites: Utah, Stanford, Cal, WashingtonI love the BCS, my
BCS membership, BCS quality athletes, and BCS quality coaches.slightly better than fighting for WAC championships
@ Chris BYeah, it has got to be better than the WAC. The Utes were
members for nearly 40 years and have exactly zero outright titles. At least you
have those two titles that you shared with two and three other teams...not bad
for 40 years.
He's planning on going on a mission yet BYU isn't currently in his top
four schools. Ouch!! That's gotta hurt doesn't it?
@Dave SDon't worry - BYU will work on him hard while he's
serving. They'll get after his parents too.
@Chrissy BYou might want to try to keep up. The BCS is obsolete in
two years.That whole Conference BCS Crutch won't sustain U anymore,
it never really did.And playing most of your games on the 2-State
Rocky Mtn. Regional Channel, won't impress recruits either.8-11
games on ESPN, same day repeated National Broadcasts BYU-TV and ESPN, that makes
a statement. Kids want Exposure, and BYU has it.Kids aren't
dumb, they get it, and the U is lacking. If it's head to head against other
Pac schools, fugettaboutit.Ute fans just can't get BYU out of
their minds. BYU will always be a player with the LDS kids. Utah
won't. Utes, your problem is going up against other Pac 10+
schools. If a kid wants the Pac 10+ experience, Utah is not anywhere near
the Elite of that league. 11th in Stadium capacity.11th in
Attendance10th in AcademicsCommuter School...Not a College Town.2nd in their own market.No Legacy...No National Championship, Heisman
Trophy winner, Outlands, College Hall of Famers etc..Up against the
Elite of the Pac 10+, U are just Wannabees.
I'm pretty sure that this article isn't about which school is better,
BYU or the U, although it sounds like Utah definitely has a definite advantage
over the Y for Barton. It does sound like Barton is a pretty sharp kid and a
real talent. Even if he doesn't end up with the Cougs it will be great to
see what he does down the road.
Bluto,Every conference needs a doormat. In the future, it's
BYU who'll first play in a BCS bowl.
It doesn't quite matter where he commits, he is going straight to the
mission field. If BYU wants him badly enough, Brandon Doman will contact him
while he is serving.
I'd imagine that BYU offer is conditional, much like many of their others
are. Conditional that when he chooses a school other than BYU, his offer will be
pulled!@Bluto54-10. Does EXPOSED count as EXPOSURE in
your book?@worf7 of 10, 3 blowouts. 54-10 last year.
If Utah's a BCS doormat, what is miles below a doormat that we can label
williary,In the past six years, who's won the most games? How
many WAC, and MWC championships have the utes won? How much TV revenue did Utah
get because of BYU?I won't say doormat, but certainly not on
the upper level of the pac.
If Stanford offered me a scholarship, it would take me about .2 seconds to say
yes. Unless you are a lock for the NFL, it wouldn't be that hard of a
decision for me. Stanford is one of the best academic institutions in the
world. Maybe it's just the student in me, but I gawk at the thought of
getting a degree from Stanford.
@worfYou did say doormat, straight from your fingers to the computer
screen.Good to see you're so easily backtracking off that
nonsense.It's quite clear no matter what time frame you select,
5 years, 6 years, 10 years, even 20 years, Utah is the better program. Much
higher highs. They've been great, not just good. BYU has been good, but
never great.Just keep that in mind everytime you knock on Utah
football. If Utah is awful, just keep going down about 4-5 more levels and
you'll figure out a description of BYU.
The reason the Y is not on this kids list is bluto and worf keep reminding him
how many games they have on ESPN3 with midnight kickoff's. Poor kid
realized if he went to Y only true prime time ESPN games he would play in. Would
be when his team is getting embarrassed because only prime time slots they get
is against good teams. I guess late night WAC games to pad stats and
wins isn't enough for this kid....LOL!(Ducky)
williary, In the history of college football, BYU has been watched
on more television sets, with more revenue than the utes. Also been seen live by
more sport fans.Let me make this perfectly clear! BYU is the
highest level college football team in the state with Utah State second. The
utes will lose to both this year.
Most of you sound silly. BYU and Utah fans are the most insecure sports fans on
earth. Get over yourselves.
The shots about BYU working him over while he is on his mission are a little
cheap, but the fact remains his odds of ending up at BYU are better than his
odds of choosing BYU from the outset.I can see where that might hurt
BlutoSandy, UT8-11 games on ESPN, same day repeated National
Broadcasts BYU-TV and ESPN, that makes a statement. Kids want Exposure, and BYU
has it.--------------Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!Dude actually thinks the
kid's gonna pick BYU over all those BCS jewels.Ha ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha ha!!!
worfMcallen, TXIn the future, it's BYU who'll first
play in a BCS bowl.------------Hey genius, you can only
be "first" at something one time.That ship has already
sailed. That would be like us saying "in the future, it will be Utah who
will first win a national championship."Doesn't hold much
water with you does it? Why? Because you've already done it. Would you care
one iota whether Utah gets the "first" one from this moment on? No.Now you know what Ute fans think of that disastrously stupid claim
How come every football article ends up being a debate about BYU / Utah. Do any
of you really know anything about football??? This kid has D1 skill and is being
recruited as such. Comment on how great it is to have Utah High School athletes
recruited all over the country. Why not spend your energy giving the Head
Coaches around the state props. Or maybe the kids parents. Do you really think
BYU or Utah programs care about how hard you all bash the opposing schools? Let
me give you a hint. (Knowing coaches and players in both programs). THEY DONT
CARE! As a matter of fact they have respect for each others programs.