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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 2 2011 10:40 p.m. MST

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bgl
Santa Monica, CA

I kept hearing about all of the 4 star recruits that Utah was going to reel in before signing day. What happened? This looks like pretty much the same group that has been on the board for three months.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

xpat,

Asiata also had a offer for UW.

Hawkeye79
Iowa City, IA

bgl,

The 4 star recruits you are referring to bailed on Utah and signed elsewhere. In at least a few cases, they decided to sign with other Pac-12 teams (USC, ASU) instead.

Tommy2Shoes
Lehi, UT

Utes got a few star recruits to bolster their PAC12 roster. Now coach them well and hope they develop into top flight starters. Good luck in the PAC12. Except when you play my Cougars I'll be pulling for you (and except when you play my California schools, since I grew up loving UCLA and was a season ticket holder at Cal). Other than those I'll be rooting for you.

IndianaCoug
Bloomington, IN

RE: bgl & Hawkeye

They may not have landed several "4 star" recruits, but I have to admit, as a huge BYU fan, I am surprised and impressed with the recruits they did get. I don't usually look at UofU articles but was curious how they did in recruiting this year so I glanced over this one. It looks like nearly all of the U's recruits had offers from other big-time programs... even if they didn't have four or five stars. Congrats Utah, but, as always...
Go Cougs!

ET Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

Clearly utah lost most of the "battles" they were engaged in. Where's the list of those that got away, or don't you have room to print them?

UteMan
South Jordan, UT

Silly Zoobs, Utah was in late on the majority of these kids and landed Denham and Pedroza in the last 2 weeks. They brought in solid in state kids and some talented players from CA and TX.

The fact that they beat out USC for Langi and ASU for Pedroza is a great sign for years to come. What kid doesn't want to play at schools like USC, Oregon, UCLA or be on a campus like ASU? No one said it would be easy but Utah held their own.

With the exception of Brown and Henderson, who exactly bailed out on the Utes?

Eubank was committed to ASU and made a late decison to stay, most others chose to stay closer to home or with teams that had been recruiting them longer.

Utah was in the conversation for many big time recruits this year and landed some great talent, how many considered the cougs?

I understand the little brother syndrome most of you display on every Utah article, but you guys should understand that most of us don't care about you anymore. We no longer need to be compared to BYU, and I am good with that.

Dutchman
Murray, UT

According to Rivals Utah ended up with the 37th ranked recruiting class in the nation. USC ended up number one by over signing to get to 31 signees and Alabama was # 2. This puts Utah in the middle of the PAC 12. Not bad since they haven't played a conference game yet. BYU, Utah State and no team from the MWC or WAC were in Rivals top fifty.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

re: ETBass

You remember Babe Ruth for his home runs not for being a leader in strike outs!!! Isn't it better to "have loved and lost" than to never have loved at all?!!!!

Golfhack20
West Jordan, Ut

Let us not forget the JC kids Utah picked up as well. I know that Scout and Rivals rates those athletes but ESPN doesn't. Utah landed 2 JC kids out of the Top 25 again. We won't know what these kids will do for the most part for a couple years. Be patient and if Utah can go in and play well against the Pac 12 teams then next year they might do better. Of course they need to upgrade the facilites a little bit. The sky is the limit. GO UTES!!!

TheHailstorm
South Weber, UT

Does anyone recall Barry Switzers comments before the Sugar Bowl game ? He flat out stated that there was not one player one Utah's roster that could be offered a scholarship at Alabama. The Defensive MVP of that game was Stevenson Sylvester.. he was a basketball player from Nevada.
I have great confidence in the Coaching staff up on the hill to take these recruits and make them the best player that they can be , no matter what position they play. One thing about Coach Kyle .. he is a master in evaluating talent. I personally feel the the Utes did very good with this class.

Balan
West Jordan, Utah

You are right UteMan. You no longer have to be compared with BYU. But Ute fans are so paranoid that they will ALWAYS compare themselves to BYU!

Gifford VanBuren
Holladay, UT

I love the lists of schools interested. Harvey Langi, one of the best RBs in the west, is getting recruited by some of the best programs in the west (USC, Utah, BYU, Standford) and....Wyoming decides to throw their hat into the game.

Its like when guys like Lee Cummard are looking into leaving for the NBA early...so your saying there's a chance.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

UteMan | 9:47 a.m. Feb. 3, 2011
South Jordan, UT

Silly Zoobs,
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The name UteMan implies you care about the Utes, and are not a child.

Yet, you lost me at "Silly Zoobs".

If you want a civil discourse, and your opinion taken seriously, don't post as an "anti-zoob child".

Jeff ls
Farr West, 84404

I am glad that they chose to go to Utah. No doubt that they would not fit in to the roles that are expected of them at BYU. It will be easier at Utah. No responsibilities, you can chase beer and silly girls all you want. The real test is what kind of person you develop into. I am sure Kyle will have some projects. He will try to mold them into good men. Time will tell. It is always interesting to watch what happens to life after sports.
Jeff

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

""Another reason is that Utah is joining the Pac-10 and they are ranked in the top two academic schools in the conference."

Smart kid!

Looks to be a very good class.

Will be great to see them get to work and progress in Kwitt's program.

Duckhunter
American Fork, UT

@utahcountyute

Actually that proves he isn't all that smart as utah isn't ranked anywhere near 2nd in the pac10 for academics.

LOL

y be good when U CAN BE GREAT!
Cottonwood Heights, UT

BTW, Pedroza had a USC offer as well!

Hey Jeff, I wouldn't want the Ute recruits to be anything like Unga, Te'o and Van Hoy.....it is you self rightous zoobs that give your fans and your school such a "good" name!

Please tell me a tds player that tds has that taken custody of his brother to give him a chance at success? Show me the tds kids that have parents, bothers and sisters killed on the streets and turn them into men that want to go back and make their community better.

I guess I will just have to root for a school that has such low standards! You and your team keep living right on and off the field there buddy!

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

Utah will beat UCLA next year. That one you can count on.

Hopefully, my Dawgs and Cougs will be a different story.

Dutchman
Murray, UT

Jeff Is,

Yes Jeff, it is so hard to develop into an upstanding person at the U. So So difficult. How can the U compete with BYU, the most "popular" university in America and the # 1 stone cold sober school. Yes, it is impossible to be popular and sober at the U. So many kids that graduate from there end up in AA.

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