BYU and Utah also boast some of the top facilities in the West with indoor practice fields, top-rate strength training and beautiful stadiums and settings.
Unfortunately, negative recruiting is also part of the process. Not only pumping up one's own school but tearing down the competition has become all too commonplace.
"Of course there are going to be recruiters come in and tell the guys things you don't want to hear," Scalley said. "The thing is to find out what their reservations are and then dispel them. Weather is a big one when recruiting out of state. We let them know that Utah has four seasons and that you aren't always playing in the snow. We have days that get over 100 degrees, too. The other is the BCS thing, but we can point to our two wins and show them that there are a lot of schools in BCS conferences that have never been to a BCS game. You try to answer any concerns a recruit may have and then sell your good points."
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