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Published: Wednesday, April 27 2011 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Eagle Mountain, UT

Good for those who have a shot in the NFL. I wish them luck. As an Aggie fan I was excited to see that Curtis Marsh is projected to be the first player from a Utah school to be drafted. For some reaon I was thinking that Utah was projected to have several players drafted. Probably overzealous fans. It is good to see that Utah is reaping the benefits of being in the PAC 12. I think their 2011 recruiting class rated about the same as 2010. Whittingham must have been speaking about commits to the 2012 class so we can expect that to be rated higher than the previous 2 years.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


You sound as jealous that you're not in a real conference as our other little brother.

Playing for Pac 12 and national championships


Aggie and Creamery Ice Cream.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Being made aware that many recruits are interested in football beyond college and tired of being ignored by the NFL on scout-day and draft-day, BYU is considering forming a new professional football league.

Trying to divert attention from draft day, they have announced their own TV channel will show continuous replays of "The Miracle Bowl".

Declaring they were responsible for the success of the NFL it is their calling to address the demands of their 13 million fans. This will insure all recruits of scouts attending their professional try-out camp and a professional career. (Yes the scouts will have stop watches and clipboards)

It is expected all sites will be within driving distance of their HDTV van!!!

Investment opportunities abound in Utah County.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Who am I sir....

Absolutely hillarious. keep up the good work!!

Kearns, UT

An Aggie fan critizising anyone about their football team? Really? Stick to things you know, like cows and farming. Football has not been in your vocabulary for a long time now. You're just embarrassing yourself.

I couldn't tell you where the Aggies recruiting class ranked. Recruiting sites don't even bother keeping tabs on them.

Springville, UT

@Bleed and Who

I think it's funny that you complimented yourself on a comment you made.

BYU might not have an extensive NFL draft prospects list this year, but watch out for next year. I bet there will be 8 to 10 draft prospects next year after this team goes 10-2, or better, and Bronco has a chance to instill his winning spirit into these kids' hearts.

Ann Arbor, MI

"I bet there will be 8 to 10 draft prospects next year after this team goes 10-2"

Wow Hondo, 10 draft propects? If this is true byu will probably lead the nation in players heading to the NFL...most likely better than AL,FL,USC,TX ect...

Having clued you in on this, would you like to change your statement?

Probably not.

Springville, UT

Congrats to the guys going to the draft. Hope they do well.


Sure don't understand this statement... "It is good to see that Utah is reaping the benefits of being in the PAC 12."

Is this a known fact or just some pleasantry you're throwing out there? Can you name ONE recruit that is coming to Utah because of the PAC affiliation or were they coming anyway, MWC or not? Just wondering if anyone is keeping tabs.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Hey Hondo how about cooking up a "reality" I can use, like maybe tell me who will win the superbowl next year of what the top producing stock will be???

Eagle Mountain, UT

crisb, wilary,
Did I say something wrong or are the two of you paranoid and insecure? I have every right to mention that USU has the top draft pick prospect in the state. USU also has several of the top "State of Utah" players in the NFL at this time. Cooley, TE, Redskins. Penn, LT, Tampa Bay. Bush, DB, Green Bay and Kevin Curtis. Merlin Olsen is the best player ever out of Utah.

As for my comments on the U prospects. I did read in these comments many times over the past several months how Utah was going to have a half dozen or so players drafted because of their superiority. BYU had mostly sophmores with a few juniors and freshmen thrown in. Reynolds would have been the first drafted from a Utah college as a Junior.

U say I sound Jealous after all the obsessive and jealous garbage seen from the two of you?
If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black nothing ever was.

I did not criticize and I certainly am not jealous. And crisb. Don't count Rose Bowls before they come. National Championships either little brother. BYU is still up 1-0

Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Can you name ONE recruit that is coming to Utah because of the PAC affiliation "

Harvi Langi, he narrowed his choices down to 3 schools, all PAC 12, although picking Utah wasn't strictly a PAC 12 no PAC12 decision, Utah wouldn't have even been in the running if it was still in the MWC.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Yeah lighten up on TJ there was nothing wrong with his original comment. I think it great to see Utah State players drafted too, there have been some great ones over the years!!!

Eagle Mountain, UT

@ Ibleedcrimson. Very classy of you. Thank you.
I do think Langi would have chosen Utah anyway. The situation was right and he has family he wants to be close to. I think he will be very good for Utah.
I also think Utah will benefit with better recruits because of the PAC.

Draper, UT

Relax, TJ. If the Utes do have half a dozen players drafted, and Brandon Burton goes ahead of Curtis Marsh, don't go postal. It will all be OK.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

I'm just excited to see how our former players do in the draft and how our new players do in the fall. It's nice to see someone from the outside acknowledge the impact of the conference move on recruiting. With Norm Chow on board now, there should be even more of an impact.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Re Hondo

1. I have NEVER complimented or recommended my own comments. Could it be someone else did compliment me? (Do I expect you to believe me? Doen't matter in the least)

2. "BYU might not have an extensive NFL draft prospects list this year, but watch out for next year. I bet there will be 8 to 10 draft prospects next year after this team goes 10-2, or better, and Bronco has a chance to instill his winning spirit into these kids' hearts." - Gotta love this one!!

A. I guess NO list could be considered not an extensive list.
B. Any thought of last year?
C. Not certain how far back I would have to go to find a list.
D. You may be right about the number of prospects "ater this team goes 10-2 or better." WE WILL NEVER KNOW.
E. At last, after what 8 years, Bronco will have a chance to instill his winning spirit (a sweet one at that) into these kids' hearts.

Re: Sammyg

Last year three times the number of recruits listed the U as school of preference over those listing the Y. (Rivals) Was this always the case?

Highland, UT

Well wedgie just told us a couple of days ago zane taylor was a sure thing to be drafted. It doesn't sound like any scouts are as sure of that as wedgie is but of course the flow of insider info into ann arbor basements is lengendary and irrefutable.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Who am I Sir,

It's because we're both from Cottonwood heights, any reasonable person would draw the conclusion were are the same person!

TJ, Langi would have gone to USC or Stanford if Utah was in the MWC, his family only became a consideration after the annoucement was made of Utah joining the PAC 10 then those intangibles became factors.

Salt Lake City, UT

Settle down fellas on your "where and why would Langi go to which college discussion." All we have to do is wait for the Duckhunter to way in with the answer. After all, he knows or has gone to school with the Langi's, or has done work at their home or knows one of their relatives or.................

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Re: Sammyg

We do not have to keep track because someone else is. Here's how to find out for yourself:

Go to Rival.com or Scout.com and look up last year's committments. Then look at each individual's profile. Next, look up each offer the recruit received. This information will tell you all school who offered each recruit. Now you must reach your own conclusion. Which of Utah's committments was influenced by their PAC-12 affiliation.

Hope this is helpful and not too alarming!!!

As for this year, go to the websites, select football recruiting, data base, and select each school. It will indicate the recruits who have indicated an interest. Approx 120 for Utah and 60 for the Y. Now look at the 4 and 5 star recruits and ask yourself this question. Was the PAC-12 affiliation a factor in the recruit selection of Utah. Again you must reach your own conclusion.

This is in response to Sammyg but anyone can do this!

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