Brandon Gurney
Brandon Gurney covers recruiting, high school sports, and BYU athletics for the Deseret News. Previously, he worked with scout.com for eight years, covering BYU, with an emphasis on recruit coverage. He joined the Deseret News full-time in the summer of 2011.

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Top local prospects Porter Gustin (Salem Hills), Osa Masina (Brighton) and Andre James (Herriman) were among the select few to participate in what many consider the nation's top prep football camp.
The recruiting attention has been nothing short of insane for Salem Hills star Porter Gustin, who is diligently sorting through all of his offers.
Media day last month provided a glimpse of several players who could be making big leaps in production this coming year. Brandon Gurney lists 10 such players fans should keep an eye on leading up to the season.
Utah isn't short of hardwood talent, and this year's AAU teams have proven as much once again with several players receiving increasing collegiate interest.
Riley Burt is a 6-foot-2, 195-pound athlete who is a natural fit for BYU, according to his high school coach, Robbie Gunter.
With one full year of coaching now under his belt, BYU running backs coach Mark Atuaia believes his position group is set to take things to the next level.
The starting inside linebacker position comes with natural leadership responsibilities and assumed starter Manoa Pikula appears equal to the task.
Former BYU star Ziggy Ansah says that doubt helped fuel his success in Provo — and still gives him motivation in the NFL.
A lot of prep recruits seek multiple offers providing a variety of choices. For Brighton's Cody Barton, he just wanted one.
Both BYU players and coaches expect to make big strides on both sides of the ball during the coming season.