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Utah Utes football notebook: Prolific JC running back signs with Utes

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  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Dec. 20, 2010 9:52 a.m.

    re: Laser | 1:59 p.m. Dec. 17, 2010

    **Keep posting ute fans, you've driven away more than one athlete to BYU because of your "hate" speech.**

    But, enough about 97% of Timpview players who were never serious anout the U to begin with.

    "Plus chances are better to win another National Championship at a school that has already won one."

    Now, you have to be in a BCS conference to have a shot. Curious; Is Don Quixote required reading @ tds?

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    Dec. 19, 2010 7:30 p.m.

    this is a big get for the utes. I still wish we had Shak and feel bad for him, and he will always be a Ute.

  • UgottaloveMaxie SLC, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 3:14 p.m.

    Well unless you grow up adverse to them, tds is a front runner for every in state kid that is getting recruited...when he came to his wisdom and looked at the differences, he has eliminated them.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 10:59 a.m.

    BYU was a frontrunner for a few years, as of late he is considering Utah and USC. That is probably because with Wide, Asiata, and Shakerin gone he has a chance to start.

  • UgottaloveMaxie SLC, UT
    Dec. 18, 2010 10:21 p.m.

    Langi has already indicated that his decision is between USC and Utah. the cewgs are not in the mix.

  • UgottaloveMaxie SLC, UT
    Dec. 18, 2010 10:20 p.m.

    Re: Laser - Langi isn't considering BYU...sorry. Additionally, Utah will be competing for the Rose Bowl every year and can make it to the championship game. byU on the other hand won't. it's as simple as that. I'm not talking smack, I'm just being objective.

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 7:59 p.m.

    with the loss of shakerin this year, it is important to get that second running back. Hope we have a good stable of RBs next year. Getting White is a great first step.

    and any RB who goes to byu is out of his mind, just like Unga. He would have been playing this year and possibly would have helped the Utes in those tuff games.

    A byu team that is pass first and run, well pass second, third and fourth and then run if your arm is a little tired.... that team is not a great bet for a running back.

    Unga did make it to the NFL because he was Heisman calibre and on almost any other team than byu, he would have led the nation in yards per rush and rushing yards per game and been a finalist 3 years in a row for the Heisman. Oh well, he got out and his talent will be recognized and appreciated by his coaches.

  • mikeyd Millville, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 6:50 p.m.

    hedgehog,

    "Hmmm, I'm assuming you mean you didn't SEE him break takles because no highlights SHOWED him breaking takles. The kid is explosive, huge pick-up."

    But the highlight did show him going down every time somebody put a hand on him. I agree he looks very explosive. So the fact that the highlights didn't show him breaking tackles, makes me assume he doesn't do a lot of it. It looks like a great addition though.

  • wow Trabuco Canyon, CA
    Dec. 17, 2010 6:22 p.m.

    @ laser Interesting blue colored glasses you see through. I see Utah fans poking fun at BYU, But, I see all of the hate going from BYU toward Utah fans. BYU doesn't seam to have any National accomplishments in the past several years to throw at Utah, so they just spew hate toward them.
    Be careful how and who you point your finger at.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Dec. 17, 2010 5:19 p.m.

    mikeyd,

    "On youtube he looks extremely quick and very elusive in the open field. However it doesn't look like he breaks a lot of tackles"

    Hmmm, I'm assuming you mean you didn't SEE him break takles because no highlights SHOWED him breaking takles. The kid is explosive, huge pick-up.

  • ute4ever West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 4:24 p.m.

    All of you talking about YAC and breaking tackles...the dude runs for 8.1 yards per carry. If he doesn't break tackles but somehow gets 8 yards downfield before he is touched...ok by me. 8.1 yard per carry = big play potential. I love this signing.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 4:04 p.m.

    Looks like a good addition.

    Get Langi too!

    Reloading before the season even ends.

    Bring on the PAC!

  • NewMexicoUte Albuquerque, NM
    Dec. 17, 2010 4:00 p.m.

    This is an excellent athlete to help in the Ute backfield. He has speed and will need to work on YAC. If we can get Langi, that would be a huge addition! I doubt we can get other power backs like Tra Carson or Adonis Amere-Moore out of Colorado. So far we have Lucky Radley who still has yet to get an opportunity to showcase his speed/talent. Add to that John White and Jarrell Oliver out of Texas. We may have some good talent in the backfield. One thing must be addressed? QB, Coach Whitt needs to give incoming freshman Derrick Brown and Griff Robles a chance. Need to try something if this team is to have success in the Pac-12. Go UTES!

  • mikeyd Millville, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 3:24 p.m.

    On youtube he looks extremely quick and very elusive in the open field. However it doesn't look like he breaks a lot of tackles, or get a lot of yards after contact. He looks like a good addition, but will definitely need more of a power back to complement him.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    Dec. 17, 2010 2:46 p.m.

    Do the youngsters care about top 25 end of season rankings? Maybe some grads of a fine research institution can help them figure that one out.

  • cvguy Lehi, Utah
    Dec. 17, 2010 2:38 p.m.

    Laser,
    Tradition doesn't matter to kids today. What kid is going to care that BYU won a MNC almost 10 years before they were born. Notre Dame has more tradition and they still struggle. You can talk all you want about tradition, but in the last 10 years Utah is much more impressive.

  • Laser Iowa City, IA
    Dec. 17, 2010 1:59 p.m.

    Keep posting ute fans, you've driven away more than one athlete to BYU because of your "hate" speech. Cougar fans everywhere thank you. By the way Langi will love playing on ESPN 8-9 times year. Plus chances are better to win another National Championship at a school that has already won one. Also a Doak Walker award, or heck maybe a Heisman. The tradition is incredibly rich in Provo.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 12:36 p.m.

    Wiley,

    Let's be realistic here. Harvey wants to go to a great football team with other athletic talent. End of story.

    When he's thinking about Utah he sees other athletes on a great football team.

    When he's thiking about tds he sees students who pretend to be athletes on a mediocre(see 6-6)team.

    This discussion is about whether harvey will come to the U. School does not really play into the deciding factor. He wants to play with other athletes. That is the point I was making.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 12:01 p.m.

    Haha we have Hague and you don't

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Dec. 17, 2010 11:39 a.m.

    hotsauce78,

    I tend to agree with your assesment of Langi. Infact, I wouldn't be suprised if he ends up play LB in college.

    This JC kid just might be a huge pick up.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    Dec. 17, 2010 11:38 a.m.

    You had better hope Langi signs before he watches the Vegas Bowl.

  • Wiley Old School RIC, VA
    Dec. 17, 2010 11:29 a.m.

    Chris,
    Utes athletes are also expected to be studious (and are performing well on that front). If not, that would be a negative. And Kyle expects "honorable" conduct from his team, also a positive.

    I'm no BYU fan, and while many of your other points are valid, there's no need to be ridiculous.

  • Skierelmo Oakley, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 11:27 a.m.

    Laser.... good luck with that... a couple of recruiting services are reporting its down to Utah or USC. Some other reports say he leaning towards staying in state.... if you read into both of these story lines? I like the common denomonator.

  • hotsauce78 Layton, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 11:19 a.m.

    Don't pencil in Langi yet. He has to jump into the next level and who knows if he can make it as a Freshman. He's a great high school football player in UTAH, but that doesn't account for a lot. He is a wait and see. Besides, the Utes might have someone we don't know about yet. No one heard of Eddie Wide and we all saw what he did. Besides, the path Langi apparently is starting to take off the field might effect him.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Dec. 17, 2010 10:08 a.m.

    UCLA is desperate for recruites.....might pull out all the stops for langi

  • giggle Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 9:54 a.m.

    that's great to hear about Christopher giving back to the community. Thanks for including that in the article.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 9:29 a.m.

    Harvey will sign also.

    Many great running teams feature 2 backs.

    Let's consider his options - he's leaning towards staying in Utah right now.

    So his options are

    BCS league - Utah
    non BCS - tds

    Real atheletic teammates - Utah
    Real studious teammates - tds

    Coach who knows winning is #1 - Utah
    Coach who think winning is #6 - tds

    Team proven TWICE it can run the table - Utah
    Team that has proven it will NEVER run table - tds

    Team that will compete for NC's - Utah
    Team that will compete for S.F. bowl - tds

    Team that doesn't lose bowl games. Ever - Utah
    Team that is 5-20(or close to) in bowl - tds

    No "honor" code - utah
    "honor" code - tds

    11-2 team - utah
    6-7 or 7-6 team - tds

    6 players picked in last NFL draft - utah
    1 player picked in last NFL draft - tds

    What a tough decision!

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 9:01 a.m.

    Hope this doesn't hurt the U in the Harvey Langi sweepstakes. We will need both of these guys next year in the PAC-12.

  • Laser Iowa City, IA
    Dec. 17, 2010 9:00 a.m.

    This could be bad timing for Utah to announce this recruit, maybe their offer to Langi to come in and start immediately wasn't sincere. This may cement Langi going to Provo.

  • Ute_DanD West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 17, 2010 8:23 a.m.

    Who's Shany?

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Dec. 17, 2010 8:21 a.m.

    Check out his Youtube video! two steps faster than anyone on the field.