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Published: Wednesday, April 25 2012 10:34 p.m. MDT

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xert
Santa Monica, CA

A great kid from an outstanding football program, coached by Kevin Rooney, who is one of the most respected hs coaches in the state of CA. Good job, Leroy!

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

Welcome to the Ute family LeRoy!

Even though it's going to be a few years before you are playing for the Utes, I look forward to seeing you at Rice Eccles.

The article didn't mention what other schools have been recruiting him - does anyone know? It will be interesting to see how big he gets - they said he is 6' 4" and 280 - I'm assuming he is still growing. He sounds like a beast.

Thriller
Saint George, UT

@Qwest

According to ESPN, he was offered by Utah, UCLA, Nebraska, Hawaii, Washington, and BYU.

TheHailstorm
South Weber, UT

Reload !
Welcome Leroy, it's good to be a Ute!

fender
Washington, UT

Third year in a row Utah has failed to land the top rated offensive line prospect out of Utah. BYU is one for three. Ryker Mathews in 2011 (BYU), Brandon Fanaika in 2012 (Stanford) and Logan Stott 2013 (Arizona).

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Fender

Yet, Utah will send (2)O linemen to the NFL this year in Cullen and Bergstrom. hmmmm

Seems to work out in Utah's favor even if they lose a couple kids from Utah. They are replaced by others who end up being NFL caliber anyway.

Love the Sitake connection too. Has to be a player.

Go Utes!

uteBusters
Park City, UT

utahcountyute

"...Utah will send (2)O linemen to the NFL this year in Cullen and Bergstrom."

Yet, Utah didn't even finish with a winning conference record and failed to make the Top 25, as usual.

utes busted

Arm of Orion
Cottonwood Heights, UT

uteBusters your argument against utahcountyute has a major flaw in that your point does not relate to his. Please try again.

KH
Holladay, UT

Hey uteBusters,

Does the 54-10 beatdown still hurt?

Here's a serious question for you. byu fans love to say that byu had a successful season because it was a 10 win season and they snuck into the top 25 in one of the polls. My question is which of those 10 wins, if any, were you proud of as a fan? Those 10 wins came against some of the weakest teams in the nation, yet when byu faced good competition (in only 3 games) they lost all 3. So what win do you hang your hat on? New Mexico St.? Idaho? Idaho St.?

cougs busted

MLH
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

uteBuster

without a doubt Utah fans will take a PAC-12 schedule + BIG-10 foe (future) and will feel just fine if the y ends up 25th in one poll with 10 wins against Big Sky and WAC caliber teams any day. It just makes me LOL everytime one of you guys gets on here and 1) think you have better program 2)think you have a better team 3) better coaching 4)better fans. Answer KH's question Which win were you most proud of. Just another game for Texas, Utah, and TCU you can't beat good teams.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@mlh

Proud of every win.

Tell me which loss were you most ashamed of? colorado? unlv? new mexico? wyoming? colorado state?

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@arm of orion

Of course uteBusters argument relates, it is dead on correct. He rightly pointed out that despite 2 nfl oline possibilities (remember as of this writiing neither has been drafted) utah was still a team with a losing conference record despite having more home games than road games and despite not having to play the two best teams in the league and they also lost to the worst team in the league, and maybe all of college football, at home, that hadn't won a road game in 4 years. Whew! That was a lot of failure to point out.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

And it was still 54-10 and BYU quit. As did your quarterback at the end of the season.

Telling you this because you were in Tulsa.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Welcome aboard Leroy! It is great to be a UTE!!

The future is bright, the future is CRIMSON!!

And the southies are jealous, sad and blue!!

fender
Washington, UT

Utahcountyute,

That's great, but wouldn't the Utes be better off if they were landing the highest ranked kids from their own backyard? Sending kids to the NFL is nice, but the ultimate goal is to produce conference championships and contend nationally. That doesn't happen consistently without top notch recruiting. If the Utes miss out on the best local kids, then you have to wonder what they could do differently Just sayin'.

MESOUTE
SLC, UT

Fender,
Matthews was a great get for BYU at the time and still may pan out as he has 4 years of eligibility. Congratulations on that. He also has seen zero game time because he has been hampered by a foot problem. He is big, heavy, and strong, but ask any big man in any sport how it is dealing with a lingering foot problem. Ask Curtis Borchart, Yao Ming, Greg Oden. I never wish ill will on an athlete but let's see if Matthews can get over that injury. I hope so because he is a local kid and I always cheer for local kids no matter where they end up. The point is this; you named three OL prospects as an "in your face" argument to disparage the University of Utah football team and in all three cases there have been zero live game snaps taken. Ease up on the talk and let the results make your case when the time comes. Until then, I am happy with the OL prospects at the U I don't have to be so childish as to look south to see how they compare. Grow up please.

MESOUTE
SLC, UT

Fender,
Local kids are great, but let's be honest here, the talent level in Utah (local) is not comparable to other parts of the nation and in California in particular. SEC country is an entirely different beast and talent level.

fender
Washington, UT

Mesoute,

No, you misinterpret my comments. I'm a Ute fan and have been for years. I'm just trying to keep it real here, not pump up BYU. The high school talent in Utah at some positions is as good as any--just not as deep, which is why these kids were recruited by the best schools in the country. If you can't get the top level kids who grow up watching your program,

fender
Washington, UT

Mesoute,

Sorry for the half comment I may have submitted in error...hit enter instead of return. What I was trying to say is you misunderstand. I'm a long time Ute fan and not disparaging Utes. Just saying I think you have to be able to get the local talent, because it should be the easiest to be aware of, scout and get. If you don't, then maybe you need to look at the reasons. Maybe it's a fluke, but if I'm the recruiting coordinator, then I'm asking why.

Local talent some years and at some positions is as good as any in the country. Anybody who goes to any of the national combines and sees our kids compete would tell you the same. Too bad all those kids don't stay home.

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

@fender

I think you need to look at the whole recruiting class - though the Utes didn't get one player, doesn't mean we didn't get top local talent. Utah beat all other schools in the state for the local talent and our overall recruiting class was ranked just outside the top 25 in the nation which was the highest ranked class the Utes have ever had.

byu is always going to compete for the top lds athletes in state and out of state but as far as head to head with Utah, they are trailing and with Utah's conference affiliation, that gap will continue to grow. It may not stay that way if the y gets invited to join a BCS conference but until then, it's looking good for the Utes.

Its a great time to be a Ute!

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