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Published: Saturday, June 4 2011 1:08 a.m. MDT

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BlueSaint
South Jordan, UT

The premiere program in the state just keeps it going. Independence was definitely the right move! ESPN coverage proves it! Games televised all over the world! Elite athletes signing on! Playing the top programs from all over the nation. BYU could, if everything falls into place, become a Global team! A Global brand! We will see Y flags raised Worldwide!

With BYU's reputation for some of the most exciting games ever in college football history, ESPN was hooked from the get go. If exposure is what they were looking for by going Indie, then look out.... The ride is about to begin!

AK Cougar
Palmer, AK

What do they feed this kid? 6' 5" and 277 lbs and going into his Junior year. Welcome young man.

Go Cougars

Laser
Iowa City, IA

What a huge kid! Welcome to Cougar Country! You're going to love playing all over the nation and being on ESPN all the time.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

The battle of the gridiron is won in the trenches, and so it is good to see that the foundation for the program is continuing to be built. I hope we can still continue to get more decent athletes in the front 7 of the defense.

Jordan Simmons is the top prospect for BYU. Getting him would be huge! (Especially since he's huge) Also an offensive line prospect and one of the top guards in the nation. BYU will be hard pressed to get him since almost every major school in the country has offered him. We'll see though, getting him would be a big deal.

Another huge prospect for BYU would be getting Byron Marshall. The schools on his list are all beatable and he would be an awesome fit for BYU.

Go Cougars!

truecoug1
Provo, UT

Looks like we picked up Bobby Wolford (LB out of a high school in Florida) as well. Good day for the Cougs. Let's keep 'em coming!

CougarOnTheProwl
Murray, UT

Always good to land more help in the trenches, BYU has always done very well in recruiting OL. Sounds like they got two more good ones here.

Super Trooper
SLC, UT

To Blue Saint:

"Premier program in the state...."

7-6 in 2010 with losses to Utah State and Utah.

That was funny!!!!

Dave S
Holladay, UT

Well said Super Trooper!! I needed a good laugh before turning in for the night.

bballjunkie
Cedar Hills, UT

Well I tried to tell all Ute fans and others that Brandon Fanaika would be getting an offer and he did! I really hope that he will take a hard look at the Y, it would be huge for the program to get this kid.

truecoug1
Provo, UT

@SuperTrooper
"To Blue Saint:
"Premier program in the state...."
7-6 in 2010 with losses to Utah State and Utah.
That was funny!!!!"

And yet here you are, posting on an article about a stud OL committing to BYU, and not Utah or USU. Curious...could it be that even after a down year, the premier program in the state can still outrecruit both Utah and USU? Just a thought... :) Go Cougars!

Timp
South Jordan, UT

little hyperbole also on some of the comments of the recruits.. Not sure if can use the term "elite" since none of them had any major offers besides one kid having a Utah offer. But, in recruiting, hype doesn't always mean success, so good luck to these kids.. I just wouldn't be using it as a point in the BYU vs. Utah debates.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

@ Super Trooper and Dave S

Sure glad Blue Saint gave you something to laugh about. 2010 was a down year for the Cougs, but let's see what happens after this year. Ummm, I wonder if you'll both still be laughing after this season is over, you reckon? Methinks both Utah and Utah State will not repeat their feat of last year against the Cougars. Again, glad you're having a good laugh now because after this year, methinks you'll be crying the blues. We'll see.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@dave s

"I needed a good laugh before turning in for the night."

I have no doubt you needed that. Heaven knows all of the news the last couple of weeks has been like a kick in the crotch to utah fans. I'm glad you finally got something to help you smile.

YtxPat
Sugar Land, TX

One year does not make the best or the worst in the State. Three decades does.
BYU is the Premier program in the State.

These recruits are great with good attitudes.

GO Cougs!

BlueSaint
South Jordan, UT

BYU fields one of their youngest teams ever, and Utah State finally gets a win after what...17 years? I don't know if that's correct, but I know I was in diapers they last had a win against BYU. Utah squeaks by with a one point win with supposedly one of their best teams ever. Can you say overrated? Yea, I would say BYU is the Premiere program in the state. This year will be the year of the Cougars, as if Jimmer hasn't already proven that. No! I am the one laughing.

Cougar_Independence
OMAHA, NE

@Super Truper

2010: TCU @ Utah, Utah @ Notre Dame, and Vegas Bowl Blowout

I sure don't think the utes have any room to brag about their last football game of 2010.

Also, UNLV 2007. 27-0 shutout by UNLV.

Funny how easily Utah fans remember the BCS games over the last 6 years, but fail to bring up Utah's dismal performances during the non-bcs game years.

BYU will beat Utah in 2011. I'm calling it right now.

BTW, every BYU game in September will be on Either ESPN or ESPN2. Utah wishes they had that luxury.

Go Cougars!

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Super Trooper
Admittedly USU was the older more experienced and better team beginning early in the season last year at the time and deservedly won that game but come on...BYU's coaching staff... specifically Robert Anae... gave the Utah game away early in the 3rd quarter by gambling away the opportunity of the easy chip shot field goal on the 4th and inches. BYU had the game in the bag early. Even the blocked punt would have had no impact on the outcome of the game if the coaching staff hadn't gave the game away on that single play. The better team lost...that's the simple truth . We take our lumps as we get them...so congratulations on your freebee from the BYU coaching staff. It's totally going to be a completely different game coming up this fall. Wynn's going to be anemically gun shy and running for his life in his own backfield... I can pretty well guarantee it. If he does settle down it's going to be several games later...

Braxton
ogden, ut

If Kearsley's comments in this article are true, then Mark Weber and BYU could find themselves in hot water with the NCAA. According the the NCAA recruiting rules, the very first time a college coach can CALL a prospect is one call between April 15th and May 31st of the prospects Junior year. If Kearsley has been and is receiving phone calls as a sophomore that is clearly a violation.

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

I am wondering how long it will take for the u posters, who are now in the conference of chumps, to log on to the pac 10.1.1 and start posting their "we're better than you" comments?

Is it because they can't break away from their big brother? Once in the shadow, always in the shadow.

I think I will have to hop on over to a few of the "big boys" sites this year and see how some of the more famous ute posters are fairing. The word on the street is that they are afraid to post for at least a couple of years. By then they will have their first win and then the talk will start of their National Championship run the next year.

KamUte
South Jordan, UT

Prediction:

BYU 7-6 with huge losses at Ole Miss, Texas, Oregon State! TCU, Will also lose to Central Florida and Utah.
Utah will go 8-4 and will end up in the Holiday Bowl.

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