Top 5 commit performances

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 18 2011 11:24 a.m. MDT

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The top commits for BYU, Utah and Utah State are putting up monster numbers this year. Here's the top five performances of this past weekend for those committed.
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Cedar Hills, UT

The only way I commit to play for the Y is if football is NOT my most important concern. If I want to play college football on the big stage of the Pac 12 plus have a shot at playing the NFL then the U is the obvious choice. BYU is an independent and after the dust settles it may be just BYU alone since Army and Navy are leaving for the Big East and ND may be moving to the Big 10. Trying to survive as an independent in the new world of super conferences is going to be impossible money wise and money makes or breaks a program. BYU is playing a game of musical chairs and they had better find somewhere to sit before the music stops!!

What were you thinking???
Springville, Utah

Yes, because the NFL only drafts players from the Pac 12. Anybody playing anywhere else doesn't have a shot. And don't forget every player that plays at the U gets a free ticket to the NFL. There are some good players at every school and they will get looks just like anyone else.
What is the real percentage of college players that actually make it to the NFL? That the better question is. Who got a paid education for doing what they love???


Do a Google Search for Big East expansion and you will find that The Big East are interested in inviting Navy, Air Force, Boise State and UCF. Not Army. It hardly matters though. If Notre Dame is forced to go to the Big 10 being and independent will become awfully lonely.

Santaquin, UT

I think BYU wants players who don't have football as their most important concern. So I guess it works out for everybody. Three of the five top performances listed here were by kids committed to BYU. It looks like BYU is doing just fine on the recruiting front compared to other Utah schools.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

It's nice to see Chase Hansen doing so well. Looking forward to seeing him wear crimson and white.

A friend of mine with some connections to a big time Notre Dame booster told me ND has no interest in the Big 10. Their intent is to stay independent as long as possible and they have the resources in place to do it. If they do go to a conference (and they could have their pick), they would favor the ACC to gain better access to east coast and Florida recruits.

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

Gurney ought to go check his sources.....Pau'u has all but de-committed from BYU.

San Diego, CA

Dear Patriot,
I realize you must be disappointed about only 1 of the top 5 performing H.S. recruits being headed to Utah, and 3 of the top 5 being headed to BYU, but your testimonial against BYU is not going to turn away any of the quality players who will continue to recognize BYU as a very high quality football program with a very bright future.

Woods Cross, UT

Kosta Fesenko, um.. no he hasn't? He's still very much commited to byu.

Boise, ID

Patriot, "The only way I commit to play for the Y is if" I didn't know the Y was even looking at you. Do you have anything on youtube I can look up?

Pau'u sounds like a beast. 20 tackles? Amazing.

Orem, UT

"Pau'u has all but de-committed from BYU." What are Fesenko's sources? ESP? The newspaper? Wishful thinking? When did you talk to him last? More lately than BYU?

Ogden, UT

Crowton recruited and signed footballers that were "football first". How did that work out for BYU?

Pleasant Grove, UT

Really because my sources say that Chase has all but de committed from the U and will be going to BYU after his mission...Funny how sources work hey!

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

easy there everybody, not trying to start an argument. Go to rivals or scout websites. It was reported by the trib this morning that butch has opened his recruitment back up and is taking visits to other schools. Its the same thing that happened to Zach Lindsey. I dont have an axe to grind, just stating what has been reported.

Salt Lake City, UT

"If I want to play college football on the big stage of the Pac 12 plus have a shot at playing the NFL then the U is the obvious choice."

That's silly, NFL scouts aren't stupid. They'll find talent at any school. I mean look at Joe Flacco. He played for Delaware.

Roy, UT

How many players get burned out in high school, even college ball, and flame out in the NFL?

The Wall

I know I'm late to the game here, but I don't see any indication that Butch Pau'u has all but "de-committed" to BYU on Scout or Rivals. I did see some news which was traced back to HuskerOnline, way back in June, that said he would be visiting schools. Hardly any sign that he has "all but de-committed." Then there is an article from Jay Drew yesterday with the title "Anaheim LB Butch Pauu not wavering on BYU commitment, coach says" - Glad to hear he really is committed, and glad to see BYU recruits doing so well.

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