112 PackYou forgot other important QB's that were not highly
recruited...Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Tom Brady, and going back
further Brett Favre and Steve Young. Many of these QB's were before the
high school rankings but they were not likely to be top prospects anyway. Also,
there is one other QB in SF that is the only one still playing in the
playoffs...I can't remember his name?
Don't care much what the trolls from either side of the field think,
it's about these young men getting in a good sitation for them and doing
well no matter where they end up. Good luck and best wishes from a Ute!
@ SlopJ30They don't mean "didly"? I beg to differ.Let's
take a look at high school ratings for QB's drafted in the NFL over the
last two years:Andrew Luck, 4 Star, ranked #68 over allRobert
Griffin III, 4 Star, ranked #4 at positionCam Newton, 4 Star, ranked #14
at positionJake Locker, 4 Star, #64 over allTim Tebow, 5 Star, #3 at
positionChristan Ponder, 4 Star, #14 at positionRyan Tannehill, 3
Star, #23 at positionBrandon Weeden (in high school before Rivals
recruiting rankings existed)Obviously if you have been paying
attention, the numbers mean quite a great deal; and speak for them self.
If it isn't obvious by now that the number of stars you're assigned by
various publications, your high school accolades, and your press clippings
don't mean diddly when trying to predict D1 success (especially when
talking QB's), you just have not been paying an ounce of attention.I'm happy for Green, I hope he's awesome, but more than one QB
recruit who seems awesome now is going to end up holding a clipboard for four
years or transferring. Nothing wrong with that; someone's got to do it, but
I'll temper my excitement and just hope the right guy ends up leading a
@ Cougar PassionWe are looking at this from a objective point of
view, not a personal point of view. Tanner Mangum is one of the top 3 QB's
in the country. He earned that ranking at the elite 11 QB camp: against the top
20 QB's in the nation. That's one heck of an accomplishment. Billy
Green isn't even the top QB in Washington. He didn't even have another
offer. Could he beat out Mangum? Possibly, put not very likely. @
USAloverWhy bring Utah's QB situation into the discussion.
Paranoid? The article is about a unheralded QB from a small school in
Washington, that BYU signed. Even this Utah fan knows how to keep it real!
Hope Ute fans are totally stoked to see their "awesome" quarterbacks
tear up the weakest PAC 12 in years.Bahahahahhhha. Jordan Wynn
wouldn't start at Bingham High School.
To "sportsfaneverett": Given that the word "ignorant" by
definition means not knowing, I can live with that since it is truly the case,
even though I recognize you intended it as an insult. I know nothing about
Billy Green, other than no one else outside of the Seattle area has heard of
him--OK, that may be a stretch, but you get my point--and BYU is the only school
yet to offer him. But, as "KamUte" quite validly pointed out, few had
heard of Alex Smith either. So, could BYU indeed be getting a star in the
making? It's possible, certainly. Statistically speaking though, the
likelihood of it simply isn't very high given that even the local schools
have yet to offer him. But, if it's of any comfort to you, please know
that, believe it or not, I don't have a vested interest one way or another.
I am simply stating what I think is likely. If he happens to prove me wrong, I
assure you I will be cheering for him too.
I'm afraid I don't agree with 112 Pack. I find you comments to be
ignorant at best. It's obvious you haven't seen Billy Green play
football. I have and he has an amazing arm, great vision and CAN run when he
needs. I have been a coach is the Seattle area for many years and can tell you
BYU fans that Billy is the real deal. As always time will tell, but this kid has
huge upside and is not headed to BYU to sit on the bench or hold Cougar
Passion's clip board. Stay tuned. TD
I'm afraid I have to agree with 112 Pack, although I'll try to keep
the tone of my comments as positive as I can because I recognize Green or his
family might be reading these as well. I remember a few years ago saying on
another forum that another quarterback from the Northwest (not Heaps) would
likely never see the field, and having responders be up in arms about it. The
thing of course is that BYU probably wants to sign a quarterback every year.
But if there is no top quarterback to target, they will take another one who is
still D-1 worthy to make sure they don't get stuck in the event of freak
injuries or other issues thinning out the ranks. The coaching staff recognizes
the likelihood of certain recruits ever becoming the starter is minimal, but in
hedging their bets they also get a player who is happy to be there with the
possibility, however remote, of playing, while getting a great education paid
for. It's a win-win situation.
Judging by all of the comments on this article it's obvious the QB envy
really is going off the richter scale. What a joke sammyg!! Do you really
think anyone cares about a QB nobody has heard of and had no other offers other
than byu?? Interest from schools doesn't mean offers.
I don't believe that Utah State held back on scholarships because of
missions. I think it was misquoted. Utah and USU have defined their core values
in bringing in mission kids- that's why their programs are finally
successful. Gary Andersen himself has told me this. They may have to balance
out their system by excluding some LDS prospects- but to say they don't
bring in MISSION KIDS is FALSE. I know first hand.
I highly doubt any one envies BYU for landing a QB that no one has heard about
from a small Washington High School. The kids going to be holding the clip board
for Mangum. I wathced the elite 11 QB show the other night. Mangum is the real
deal, and the QB BYU should be excited about.
And now watch the qb envy club go off the Richter scale.Jake Heaps
was a 5 Star and Alex Smith was lucky to be a 1 star. What else do you want to
Utah State and Coach Anderson...not a smart move about not holding a scholarship
if you are hoping to recruit from Utah/Idaho...
Two excellent commits. Really excited about Green's commit and his values.
He'll be a great fit at BYU!
"Green, who isn't LDS, became impressed with BYU's rich
quarterback tradition..."They just keep coming. Ain't it
great?And now watch the BYU QB Envy Fan Club go off the Richter
scale with this announcement.