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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 10 2011 3:19 p.m. MDT

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Jonas
Denver, Colorado

An article about BYU recruiting and specifically Bronco? "Release the hounds [or red-tailed hawks, or pirates, or whatever they are this week]!"

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Whatever the reasons, I love knowing it bothers so many "classy" utes.

Bottom Line
Draper, UT

This Hinds kid is very smart.

ImaCaMan
Redlands, CA

He's LDS and feels comfortable going there. Good for him. This was no giant surprise.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

"I obviously loved all the aspects about BYU," said the 6-foot-5, 225-pound prospect. "But if BYU didn't have those (unique) things about them, about things other than football, I still think I would have committed there because of their great football and what they offer me as a football player."

"I know that people say that I could have played in better defensive systems, and that I committed because of the other things besides football, but that isn't true at all. I love everything about how they play football there, and how Bronco coaches on defense"

"Every school had things that I loved about them, but none of them had as much to offer me as BYU did."

Need I say more? I can't wait for some football, and I can't wait to see this guy in a BYU uniform!

Cougarista
Salt Lake City, UT

Hinds is trying to explain the intangible attraction of BYU. He did a pretty good job, but it is still opaque to the unknowing.

BYU#1
Provo, UT

Hinds is a great kid and he chose a great school. Rise Up!!

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

All of the charactaristics that Troy mentions he chose BYU for can be very polarizing. Kids love BYU for it or they know that it is not what they want. I think you will continue to see BYU recruiting improve because of this.
I am really excited about Hinds as well as the upward trend I am seeing in BYU recruiting.

giantfan
Farmington, UT

Re: ImaCaMan

Congratulations on failing to comprehend the point of the article. Do they even teach reading comprehension in schools anymore?

RepresentBlue
West Jordan, UT

I disagree with fellow Cougar fans who say that recent recruiting successes like Hinds and Mangum are due to their recent move to independence and their ESPN contract. Hinds and Mangum are both LDS who have plans to serve a mission after high school. The increased exposure afforded BYU because of the independence/ESPN deal helps counter the lure of playing for Utah in the Pac-12, but BYU is always going to have an advantage in recruiting LDS athletes, and this is certainly not the first time BYU has landed two highly recruited LDS athletes who had multiple offers from BCS programs. Their roster is currently loaded with such athletes who signed with BYU before the independence/ESPN announcement was made.

Aces in the Hole
West Jordan, UT

So is Davis changing defenses this year? I thought they always were a 4-3 what did they change to?

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Let's review the ute "fans" comments:

williary | 9:14 a.m. Aug. 8, 2011

"but clearly this decision was less about football than other things... yet when it comes to a final decision, football results just don't match up to other things...Read his statement. Very little about football, but other things that BYU offers kids."

Uh....wrong. LOL!

Thlete | 10:22 a.m. Aug. 8, 2011

" I just don't get what he sees in BYU with all the superior programs that were after him."

Well the rest of us "get" it. In the eyes of top football recruits those "superior programs" aren't "superior programs". That delusuion exists only in the mids of utah "fans".

bigutefan | 12:23 p.m. Aug. 8, 2011

"Now Utah won't have to worry and monitor him while he is on his mission, as we all know who goes behind the scenes and recruits while they are on their missions."

Uh....it doesn't appear that it was ever much of a possibility to begin with.

LOL!

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Congrats to BYU for picking up Hinds. He will be a great OLB in Bronco's defense. I would have loved to see him play for Coach Whit at the U., but I'll enjoy watching him play at the Y instead. Good luck to him on his senior year and his mission.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

giantfan | 4:17 p.m. Aug. 10, 2011
Farmington, UT

Re: ImaCaMan

Congratulations on failing to comprehend the point of the article. Do they even teach reading comprehension in schools anymore?

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They do in the Redlands School District. Ima's probably a U grad studying medicine at Loma Linda...

Nailed it, didn't I....

BYU/RSL Fan
Provo, UT

Nah, I'm sure his ecclesiastical leaders and the BYU coaches "manipulated" him by bringing religion into the discussion...

At least THEY ("fans" of another prominent Utah university) tell me...

Byron Belka
Holladay, UT

Congratulations Hinds on making this decision. There aren't a lot of NFL players that would make the priorities you have.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

Great kid, great player. Good luck to him.

RepresentBlue
West Jordan, UT

"I'm sure his ecclesiastical leaders and the BYU coaches "manipulated" him by bringing religion into the discussion"

Yea, how dare they? But its even worse than that! Not only is this young man being manipulated to play football for his church's university but he is also being brainwashed into spending two years of his life as a full time missionary. Of course we all know that is just a cover, and he is really going to be spending two years at some secret training facility run by the BYU football program.

Coug
Pleasant Grove, UT

I attended BYU for the same values that impressed Hinds. The focus on faith, family, education, friends and athletics made for a well rounded education. The value of my BYU experience accrues with each passing year.

Captain L
Provo, UT

Every school had things that I loved about them, but none of them had as much to offer me as BYU did."
The thing ute fans/BYU haters can't stand or comprehend is that statement made by Hinds, none of the other schools had as much to offer as BYU. It it pretty much that plain and simple. BYU has more to offer that is positive and benificial to the future of the kid, both football wise as well as overall. Just like Hinds said , even with football alone he would have picked BYU but when you add in all the other important aspects of life that BYU will have a positive influence on it became a no brainer. The BYU life is something no other school in the country comes close to offering and their football program is top notch too. Congratulations again Troy, you made a great choice (the best choice IMO).

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