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Published: Monday, Jan. 3 2011 12:00 p.m. MST

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Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Against BYU, that deflection which was intercepted was one of the most skilled defensive plays I have ever seen.

Good luck in the NFL.

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Pocatello, ID

Good luck Brandon. We appreciate your time at the U, and that blocked field goal puts you in Ute lore forever. Way to keep the D back factory rolling.

Centerville, UT

I have to comment on this article. I knew this was coming, even though I did not want to admit it. I have had the chance to meet Brandon and he is an outstanding, thoughtful, person. He is an amazing football player as well. BYU fans will remember him for years to come. The fact that he was not a first team all-MWC player was a joke. He WILL be a first-third round pick. In the last four drafts, Utah has had five defensive backs drafted. Burton is the best corner. And I think he is nearly as good as Weddle.

Thanks for everything Brandon. You will go down as a great Ute and we appreciate everything you have done.

All right Conroy Black, Reggie Topps and Ryan Lacey, its time to step up!

Ann Arbor, MI

And yet another Ute goes into the NFL. Might just be the best recruiting tool Kwhitt has to offer.

Don't be a fool to think that 4-5 star rated CB's didn't take notice.

Just wondering, when was the last time a CB from the tds got drafted in the NFL?

Lehi, UT

Man, we're gonna miss that kid!

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

We will miss Brandon, but it seems Coach Whit has a way of finding new talent and developing them into great players. Best of luck in the NFL. You'll be on Utah highlight reel forever.

Just Wondering...
Gilbert, AZ

I thought Pac 12 membership was supposed to be good for recruiting? This kid can't get out of town fast enough. I wouldn't want to live through the upcoming beat down that 2011 promises either.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I was thinking that getting torched by AFA, TCU, ND, and SDSU would affect his draft status. I guess not. Maybe Ryan Henderson will step in and get some time as a freshman.

Kaysville, UT

I commend Burton for his play at Utah.
Outstanding player and person.
A football player has only so many hits in him before they start to feel the lifelong pain. Going early in my humble opinion is an extremely smart move by Burton.
Best of luck in all you do.

Go Utes.....

Chris B.
Midvale, UT

Sorry TDS, there are dozens of speedy athletes behind this guy ready to step up and dominate again. Oh, its good to be a Ute. Thanks for your service Brandon!

Cedar Hills, UT

Good Luck Brandon!

"The Block" will be remembered as one of the most skilled plays in rivalry history.

2 out 3 and SCOREBOARD!

CdA Ute
Gilbert, AZ

All the best to Brandon. I'm excited to see how our young DB's step up to the tradition of great DB's at the U.

Salt Lake city, UT

another good player from a solid line of ute defensive backs. Just Wondering had a good point though, he did get worked over pretty good by bigger receivers. good for him though, wish him all the best.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Cha Ching

Eagle Mountain, UT

Good luck to this young man. Once they are in the NFL I don't care which Utah school they come from, I like to see them succeed.
Hedge and Chris. Your BYU obsession is showing again. No one mentioned anything about the Y except you. I can't help but to think that Brandon sees a major struggle next season in store for the Utes and is gettin while the gettin is good. His draft stock could go down next year after playing against PAC teams.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Thanks Brandon - best of luck in the NFL. I agree with the posts on Whitts ability to draft talent and for sure quality athletes will notice the "NFL draftability" of the Utes.

2011 could be a tough year for us Utes - but I would clearly rather be on the path we are on than the dead end that the MWC had us on. Also, Burton seems to be making a good decision (hopefully he will be a generous alumni, as the PAC has huge financial responsibilities).

PAC ready or not, here we come. Utah has many, many wonderful seasons ahead of us!

Oh and "Just Wondering..." I suggest you go back to drooling over Jimmer.

Go Utes!

Taylorsville, UT

He knew when to get out of Ute'sville!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

And a sigh of relief is heard in Provo!

Saint George, UT

Yes he did struggle in some games as was pointed out but he also flat-out dominated in others. Go back and look at his work against Jon Baldwin from the Pitt game and you'll see he is a special talent.

I love this kid and his skills but I just don't see him going in the first round. Every year there are about 90 guys who are "projected" to go in the first-round but there are only 32 spots available. I see him going in the mid-2nd round to early 3rd. Hopefully I'm wrong and he goes 1st but I don't see it happening.

Lastly, leave BYU out of it. We beat them, it's over. The score isn't going to go up anymore by "Ute fans" constantly degrading BYU at every possible turn.

Provo, UT

Utes have an even better recruit coming in.

Best wishes to Brandon. Hope he lands on a good team.

The NFL beats the PAC 12. The playoffs beat the Rose Bowl.

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