Congrats to a great and deserving player. Wishing it would've been the
Utes, but still wishing him a great career at Stanford.
Unfortunately I have to agree w/ StG. Sure wish Barton had decided on the U.
However, if it was my son and I was 100% honest I'd tell him that a degree
from the third ranked University in the nation was the way to go. Sean's
scholarship is worth about $275,000. I'm sure his dad appreciates the
financial impact. Good luck, except when he plays the Utes.
BYU didn't want him, or else we would have gotten him. Because we never
miss out on a recruit.
@JoCo Ute - yes but the blessings of going to BYU, representing your faith, and
really doing something special are beyond what you can achieve at any other
secular University. I don't know, I just think that these kids should stay
true to themselves. Hopefully he'll still represent our church and stay out
of trouble in Palo Alto.
Yep, he should have gone to BYU. BYU will make sure you don't end up in a
worldly job after you graduate...like in the NFL, for example.
How can you fault a kid for choosing Stanford over almost any other program?
Hope he does well.
I bet he eventually goes to BYU after the mission to be close to Utah. He would
not be the first Utah player to come back home after two years and go to BYU.
You also have to hope the staff stays at Stanford. The revolving door of
coaching can take the coaches away after one season.
I honestly don't know how you would turn down a Stanford scholarship over
any other school. If my kid gets to go, even if he/she is the #1 recruit in the
nation. I am hoping for Stanford.
Best of luck to you Mr Barton. First the 2010 athletic QB from PG, then the
monster lineman last year from PG, now the versatile Barton all for Stanford.
And they just offered the 2014 big 6'5 TE from Bingham. I sense a bad
trend...Stanford is poaching Utah with great success and the future will only
get bigger.Utah HS kids at UCLA, USC, Oregon, Oregon St, Boise St
...etcBetter watch out BYU and Utah.... Or get on kids earlier. The
days of thinking you can get all the homegrown kids are long gone...and in five
years it will be ten times harder with the other PAC Teams traveling here. BYU
will really face an uphill battle. The outsiders have discovered in the past 5
years Utah HS kids can play. Just sayin...