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Published: Monday, June 25 2012 8:00 p.m. MDT

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Springville, UT

"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.

Iowa City, IA

Two excellent commits. Really excited about Green's commit and his values. He'll be a great fit at BYU!

Morgan, UT

Utah State and Coach Anderson...not a smart move about not holding a scholarship if you are hoping to recruit from Utah/Idaho...

South Jordan, UT

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 know?

112 Pack
Spokane, WA

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.

Aloha Saint George
Saint George, Utah

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.

Dave S
Holladay, UT

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.

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

everett, WA

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

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

112 Pack
Spokane, WA

@ Cougar Passion

We 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.

@ USAlover

Why 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!

St Louis, MO

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 strong team.

112 Pack
Spokane, WA

@ SlopJ30
They 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 all
Robert Griffin III, 4 Star, ranked #4 at position
Cam Newton, 4 Star, ranked #14 at position
Jake Locker, 4 Star, #64 over all
Tim Tebow, 5 Star, #3 at position
Christan Ponder, 4 Star, #14 at position
Ryan Tannehill, 3 Star, #23 at position
Brandon 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.

Proud Ute

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!

Cedar City, UT

112 Pack

You 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?

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