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BYU football: Top in-state OL recruit still considering Cougars

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  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 1, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    Duckhunter @ 4:14 pm:

    "Rivals - the publication that is aligned with utah and gives their recruits the higher ratings - has him as a 4 star, unless he signs with BYU in which case he will be a 0 star."

    Putting comments in quotation marks insinuates you're quoting someone. I never said that, ergo, you are wrong. You have a habit of putting words in other people's mouths, and then attacking them. Yet another classic example of cougar "strawman argumentation" tactics at work. Of course strawman arguments are necessary at attacking others, since without it, you'd have nothing to go on.

    Poor jealous, frantic and emotional coug fan. Being left off of Rivals Top-50 recruiting classes must really sting you. How marvelous!

  • AltaHawkFan Sandy, UT
    Feb. 1, 2012 1:00 p.m.

    re: raisedaute

    You might want to recheck your source. It does not say that utah is #1 at putting their recruiting class in the league. It says that utah is #1 at having players drafted relative to their recruiting class ranking, which is all subjective anyway. Big difference there.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 1, 2012 7:10 a.m.

    @co ute

    You obviously don't know how those recruiting sites are set up. Look a little deeper.

  • Salemite Salem, Ut
    Feb. 1, 2012 6:32 a.m.

    Go to the U, where, among other great venues, he would be playing the game of a life-time in the Coliseum in Los Angeles. Or, would he rather be playing in Pocatello, ID?

  • ClassyUte SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 11:03 p.m.

    Blue Wombat-
    "Brandon is too good of a kid to wind up on the Hill"

    Wow. I happen to know a hundred "Good kids" at the U who are 100% classier than you and your snide comments. Think before you post.

  • CO Ute PARKER, CO
    Jan. 31, 2012 10:31 p.m.

    @Duckhunter

    You gotta be kidding me! Rivals rates the recruits before they commit to any program. They don't change the ratings when a kid commits to Utah.

    I'm glad you think my school has that much pull, especially with a service aligned to Yahoo Sports but as I started this post ... you gotta be kidding me!

  • Bluewombat8 Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 5:33 p.m.

    He will be a Cougar, His family is BYU and Utah State supporters, Brandon is too good of a kid to wind up on the Hill. He will be sporting Mighty Cougar Blue in a couple of years!!! My prediction is that their is zero chance that he ends up as a ute. Cougar or a Cardinal.

  • WON84 PLANO, TX
    Jan. 31, 2012 5:08 p.m.

    "Otis Spurlock
    Ogden, UT
    Mesoute,

    Amen, brother. Those BYU fans need to chill."

    Judging by the title of the article I don't understand why there are any Ute fans here to comment.

    Please go pester your rival. I'm sure one of the Denver papers could use your posts.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 4:14 p.m.

    @naval lint

    "Rivals - the publication that is aligned with utah and gives their recruits the higher ratings - has him as a 4 star, unless he signs with BYU in which case he will be a 0 star."

  • BoiseSuperBlue Mars University, Mars
    Jan. 31, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    Starfarer,

    Inner child or not, that was a pretty clever post about pickle juice or playing in the NFL.

    Most of Spurlock's posts are good natured and not malicious or angry.

    Both Ute and Byu fans could take a page from him.

  • Starfarer Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 31, 2012 3:49 p.m.

    Otis Spurlock

    2:44 pm "Mesoute,Amen, brother. Those BYU fans need to chill."

    Yes, because it is always BYU fans with the childish web arguments...

    2:45 through 3:29.... Otis Spurlock tries a hundred different pithy comments to put up to rattle BYU fans... the following is what he came up with...

    3:30 "What it will boil down to is whether Brandon Fanaika wants to play in the NFL or spend 4 years drinking pickle juice."

    Otis, hats off to you man, you lasted almost 45 minutes before the inner child graced the comment board.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    Re: Otis Spurlock

    BYU fans need to chill? Wow. Of all the fan bases to advise that, the Utes would be the least of them all, especially one like yourself.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    What it will boil down to is whether Brandon Fanaika wants to play in the NFL or spend 4 years drinking pickle juice.

  • Magna Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 3:20 p.m.

    Brandon! Take your talents against the best competition you can. Best of luck to you in your career.

    I hope to see you on the hill in Red!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 31, 2012 3:19 p.m.

    Fanaika IS a four star recruit, regardless of what Scout or Gurney says. He will be great wherever he goes. I have a feeling that, no matter who he chooses tomorrow, where he actually plays will still be in the air until after his mission.

    I wonder if Gurney didn't count Utah State's offer as valid, because I count 10 offers. Who does his research??

    Good luck Brandon. Hope you end up at the U!

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    Jan. 31, 2012 3:18 p.m.

    Whereve this young man goes, I wish him well!

    Love to have him in Provo. Success to you, sir!

  • raisedaute Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    Good Luck Brandon wherever you go.

    With that said the amount of lineman recruited by Utah this year doesn't effect you as you will be going on a mission for 2 years.

    Nice try on the spin though TJ

    Also if you want to play in the NFL.... Utah is #1 at putting their recruiting class in the league. Per collegefootballmatrix.wordpress.com

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 2:44 p.m.

    Mesoute,

    Amen, brother. Those BYU fans need to chill.

  • MESOUTE SLC, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 2:29 p.m.

    And here is hoping this thread does not turn into a bitter and childish web argument between Cougar and Utah fans.

    We would love to see Mr. Fanaika at the U.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 31, 2012 1:47 p.m.

    Makes sense that he would be having second thoughts about Utah. Not that Utah isn't a good place but they have already got commits from 8 offensive linemen and 6 defensive linemen. 9 or 10 are Freshmen. Of a pretty good group, Utah only has 10 or 11 who are not linemen.
    Here's hoping his final decision is BYU.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Jan. 31, 2012 1:29 p.m.

    "Fanaika reported as many as nine offers and is rated as a three-star prospect by both rivals and scout.com." -- Brandon Gurney

    Only Scout has Fanaika as a 3-star. Rivals - the more accurate publication - had him with 4 all along. Do your homework Brandon.