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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BYU lost some big-time playmakers at linebacker, but should have some exciting options to replace them as fall practices set to begin.
BYU looks deep, but relatively inexperienced along the defensive front as it enters the fall practice session.
Receiver is a position group that perhaps holds more intrigue than any other, with a good mix of returning experience and influx of incoming talent.
BYU looks very deep, experienced and talented at all three offensive backfield positions entering the fall practice session with relatively little to sort out personnel wise.
Brandon Gurney kicks off his BYU fall practice preview series previewing the offensive line — a position that should see a lot of improvement in 2014.
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.