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Published: Tuesday, May 17 2011 9:45 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Great pickup, sounds like a very exciting addition.

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

A lock for the Heisman his first year.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Chow has already proved his worth.

Smart stratigic thinking on KWhitts part to make the move this past winter.

andrewute1
Salt Lake City, UT

Its great to have such a level headed player coming in to Utah, instead of some recruits who think they are such hot stuff they have to announce at an iggy's.

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

Great recruits, schedule, conference and coaches. The great news for Ute fans keeps coming!

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Yes, the Utes can recruit against PAC-12 schools and win. Good job coaches!

Bluto
Sandy, UT

@andrewute1

I guess being the number one rated QB out of High School with offers from 40 schools, might make one feel that they are hot stuff.

It ain't braggin if you do it...

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"It ain't braggin if you do it..."

Bluto,

Do what? lead your team to a 7-6 record (all wins comming against sub .500 teams).

I hear Iggys is changing it's name to "Helecopters".

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

@andy1; You sound jealous? Think heaps announcing with other top HS players was maybe a recruiting tool used by himself and BYU? Don't point fingers until you have been in the same situation. If your school ever gets the number one player in the country in any position, let's see what Whittingham / Utah does. And don't tell me you know what he would do. That would just make you look more ridiculous.

Hopefully this kid will fill out over this next year and a half. If he can gain 25 or 30 lbs and Chow can develop him, he could be the real deal. The Utes don't often get QB's with this much up side. Alex Jensen and Scott Mitchell are the only ones I can think of.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Too bad he will never be as good as are #3 qb because were just better down hear.

williary
Kearns, UT

I'd take St. Jake any day of the week. Of course, that would be the only position on the field I'd take BYU's starter over Utah's this year.

screenname123
Sandy, UT

@ TJ....I am pretty sure Alex Jensen played basketball for the Utes. Alex SMITH played football.

CG
Orem, UT

"Do what? lead your team to a 7-6 record (all wins comming against sub .500 teams)."

More propaganda from the jealous one.

After dealing with the two-headed QB monster and having to break in an almost entirely new set of skill position players, Heaps' final 6 games were MUCH better than Wynn's freshman year, which only included 6 games.

BYU 24 SDSU 21, SDSU(9-4), was obviously a win over a winning team.

And, unlike Wynn, Heaps won his bowl game, which according to all of the blather we've heard from Utah fans in the past, is the most important measure of success for a season.

We haven't forgotten all of the x-bowl wins in a row bragging we've heard from the Utes in the past, despite their not winning a conference championship or finishing in the Top 25.

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

hedge;
Actually, Heaps was 6-4 as a starter last season. He did it as a true freshman with many other freshmen and sophmores starting or playing significant minutes. BYU will be much improved, more experienced as well as deeper. Your life as a BYU hater will be hollow for years to come.

Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

I bet he can throw a football over them mountains.

MiP
Iowa City, IA

TJ, I figure it's a typo, but for the others out there who may not realize: Alex Smith played QB for the Utes under Urban Meyer, Alex Jensen played forward for the Runnin' Utes under Majerus.

But your point is valid as the Utes have never been a QB factory. But there is always the future!

Finally, if Heaps or this kid or any other recruit wants to annouce where they are going from a Sport's Grill...that's cool. I went out to dinner when I announced where I was going for undergrad(only my parents actually cared of course)...

Jared
Gainesville, FL

Ah, Ernest T. Bass masquerading as a BYU fan again and with spelling "errors" too. That's as predictable as hedgehog and Chris B. attacking anything BYU.

This recruit looks like a great addition to the Utes; they are a little weak in the QB position right now. Hopefully he pans out as a good player in college. He's a great size (maybe slightly tall for a stereotypical quarterback - not that that's bad) if he gains some more mass.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"BYU 24 SDSU 21, SDSU(9-4), was obviously a win over a winning team"

THs was not a win... it's called stealing and fraud.

whoisjohngalt
Holladay, UT

Chow better be ready to help this kid. He only had 12td last year and also had 7 picks. 12 tds to 7ints is not very good.

Bluto
Sandy, UT

Stealing and Fraud?

Like the blown fumble, for the World to see, in the BYU-Utah game.

A gift, without it, Utah loses.

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