Wilson is a great pick up for the Utes. Mangum seem very poslished and will be
good; very accurate. As for Wilson I think he needs a little more polish but in
the end has the makings of great QB and in the end you can't teach size and
being 6-6 lets you read the field over tall offensive and defensive lines far
better than shorter QBs meaning he doesn't have to move from the pocket to see
down field = quicker strikes.
@kamutentClearly the best was determined by the coaching staff.
Starting the week wearing a gold jersey for a couple of days helped their
decision. Being an Elite 11 MVP is a distinction from the 13 that did not make
it. Deal with the obvious.
Maybe the real reason Wilson chose Utah was because he knew that at BYU he would
evetually have to beat out Tanner Mangum. Good choice, Travis.
SammyG Did you coach any of these players?
This is all silliness. Everyone knows that Chase Hansen was promised the qb
Wilson was good at the camp but noy elite! Just like his utes. Now Mangum,
well another Elite11 MVP for the Cougars!!!
"hes performed very well and is expected to be ranked within the top 11 at
weeks end."Doh!!Now that Tanner Mangum kid, he's
something ; )
41 more days
@ SGT_UTEYou really want to take one of the top QB in the nation and
move him to defense? I agree his size might make that look like a good move, but
I don't think so unless we get an even better QB prospect on board. Just one
Ute's opinion.How many days 'til the first game? I can't wait.
Travis looks like a great recruit for the UHope he and Shreve push
Wynn to a higher level of performance
@ sammyg | 11:30 p.m. July 21, 2011 Springville, UT Only in
Springville does the amount of stories in the Deseret News determine a team's
There is a castle, and there is the moatWhen we win we will always gloat
If you're not on board, get off the boatEven when it's cold I wont
wear a coatgo utes
This is such a good get for the Utes. I'm actually really excited about this
one. I sure hope he grows up very fast because they are going to need him ASAP.
They don't have anyone else that is even close to making them successful in the
PAC. BYU is in great shape, and Utah State is actually in great shape at the QB
position as well. It's great to live in Utah and have so much talent in the pipe
line just waiting for their chance. Great get Utah.Go Aggies, Go BYU
and Go Utes!
I hope the Utes do well in the Pac 12 and prove that the State of Utah has some
great Football talent to recon with. Travis is a great recruit for the Utes. I
love the coaching staff at the U and wish them well this year. I'll cheer on
the Utes in every game except the one on September 17. Go Cougs, Go
This is great for the future of our program. It will be a lot easier to compete
in the PAC-12 with a QB like Travis Wilson.
@ rationalNorm Chow was born in 1946.
Great get for Utah. Big and athletic. I wish him luck.The best thing about
both Utah schools having QB's in the Elite ll is that it eliminates a lot of the
chest thumping that those with low IQ's like to post about the recruiting
success of their school.
This guy makes my insides tingle. We're gonna have a hard time picking out QBs
in a few years. I almost want to move this kid to defensive line, much like
Kruger, and let him chase down QBs and swat balls out of the air. With his size,
opposing QBs wouldn't be able to through to half the field.
Good for Wilson. Seems like a nice kid.I can't see the Utes NOT
being successful with Whitt at the helm. Great defensive coordinator, and gets
smarter as a head coach all the time. Yeah, the Wyoming onside kick was weenie,
but that was a long time ago, and he was new as the HC. Hiring Chow
was a great move. Chow didn't prosper in Tennessee, and not so much in UCLA,
either, but he had a great career at USC and BYU. Obviously he is a great draw
as a recruiter, he has connections in Hawaii, and he knows the PAC. Smart,
smart move by Whitt.Of course, you have to wonder how long Chow will
be able to coach. He is older than the average coach. He went to the U when it
was the University of Deseret, so he knows the history and tradition. In fact,
I think he was the ball boy on the '44 NCAA basketball team.
sammyg,The number of stories about a team on a particular newspaper
website is not what I would consider making them relevant. I've seen articles
posted daily on ESPN about the Utes football. Maybe if they got more Utah
dedicated writers on this site, you would see more information. But since the
church is affiliated with this newspaper/website, you would expect to see more
information on the team that they really sponsor. So, I'd rather see
my team with daily articles on ESPN instead of some local news outlet. But
thanks for trying.Can't wait for the season to begin. It is going to
be an exciting season. It will be great to see Travis lighting up the
competition in a red/white uniform. Go Utes!!!!
Wow, a Ute football story after a long drought. Utes are relevant again... ho
In all seriousness, it appears that both schools are getting a couple phenomenal
QB's! I read that Boise State also has a QB at the camp. It'll be
fun to root for these three programs in the upcoming years.
Tanner Magnum was rated as the #2 QB in the camp after today... just sayin!And Tanner Magnum is a cooler name that Travis Wilson...Tanner Magnum could throw a football over them mountains!Go BYU!
IIt is exciting to be a college football fan in the state of Utah! Can't wait
for the season to start! Go utes!
Congrats to Travis Wilson for most likely cementing his place in the final 11.
I read a report that had him listed at #5 after today. It's pretty remarkable
that 2 of the top 11 QB's in the nation will be playing in the state of Utah.