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Published: Monday, Dec. 10 2012 10:05 p.m. MST

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JoCo Ute
Grants Pass, OR

Congrats to both men. Way to go USU. But the real big time winner here is Luke Falk and family. They just hit the educational jackpot. Cornell's Ivy League education can't be beat and tuition, fees and room and board is about $60,000 per year. Wow!

Logan, Utah

BYU will more than likely go after Weichers when he has 3 months left in his mission. I won't believe he is going to Utah State until he is wearing an Aggie uniform AFTER his mission. I personally believe that student athletes, while on their missions, are off limits to recruiting, unwritten rule if you will.

Black Shirts
South Jordan, UT

Thank you!

This kid was a surprise recruit anyway. He had very low stats for a D1 level recruit. This leaves room for a better pick and BYU already has 4 quality RX recruits this year. In fact, I think the kid realized he wasn't going to get any PT. So again, Thank you Gary A. I think he is a 1 star.

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

I will continue to trust GA in his recruiting process and realize that he knows far more than any fan about judging D1 talent, including Black Shirts. Welcome to the AGGIES Hayden.....great choice.

Provo, , UT


Seriously?! You are absolutely right that recruiting should not take place while the young man is in the mission field. And BYU adheres to that! Stop complaining! The fact is the mission changes you, and you want different things when you get back. It just so happens that BYU can offer those things. This isn't a result of recruiting. It's a result of BYU being a good university, with standards that are actually appealing to many good young men. It's why I chose to attend BYU. You got this recruit and that is marvelous for you! I'm happy for you and happy for him. I don't understand all the hatred towards BYU. I love Utah State! I root for you guys all the time! I root for Utah too! I feel horrible for Alex Smith and the situation he has been put in! I wanted to see him succeed! So don't point the finger at BYU when there are three more pointing back at you. Show some civility. Go Aggies! Go Utes! Go COUGARS!!!

Mcallen, TX

This is a win for everybody.

Orinda, CA

Agree with kudos to Luke Falk but it could be more of a financial burden than a jackpot. Cornell, like the other Ivies, does not give football scholarships. Let's hope that Luke's academic prowess matches his football abilities and he gets an academic scholarship. Still and all, a Cornell education is worth every penny.

Idaho Falls, ID

Re: Utah_State_Fan

Trust me, we don't want anymore of your recruits.

Roberts, ID

After this past season, I would expect the Aggies to benefit from having their best season and heading in the right direction. Conversely, I would expect the Cougars & Utes to suffer losses in their recruiting, as well as lose some of their verbal commits.

Orinda, CA

I think the point being missed on Weichers' switch to USU is that he has apparently decided to defer his mission. He plans to "play immediately" for the Aggies rather than wait two years. He would have played behind a similar player, JD Falslev, had he gone to BYU fresh out of high school, whereas he could get significant playing time this Fall in Logan. Good get for USU and a smart tactic by Coach Anderson in promising immediate PT.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Perhaps he wanted a chance to play in a BCS game. With being just 2 field goals away, it wouldnt surprise me at all to see USU in a BCS bowl game in the next 5 years.

P.S. No - the BCS is not going anywhere for all intents and purposes.

Significant(See formerly BCS Bowls) will only be scheduling agreements with significant(see formerly BCS conferences).

Go Utes! Go aggies!(all weeks but one)


byu fan....you have got to be joking right? BYU is suffering from karma right now for doing exactly what you say they don't do, recruit kids while on their mission. Riley Nelson is the prime example of how BYU recruits kids on their missions and it serves them right!
Hayden is definitely an excellent recruit. He didn't have good numbers because he didn't have a qb who could deliver the ball at Bingham this year, but he is a legit D1 kid.
Congrats to the Aggies on winning this recruit away from BYU, hopefully Harrison from Alta will make the same decision and choose the Aggies as well. Congrats Hayden!!!

Langley, VA

I don't look at it as a loss to BYU. Based on his his stats, I don't see him as the next great receiver for BYU. I can't even find a youtube video showing his highlights. He probably looked at the depth chart and saw that he would be sitting for a while and opted for the frozen tundra up North.

Y's Guy
Salt Lake City, UT

Logan, Utah
"BYU will more than likely go after Weichers when he has 3 months left in his mission. I won't believe he is going to Utah State until he is wearing an Aggie uniform AFTER his mission. I personally believe that student athletes, while on their missions, are off limits to recruiting, unwritten rule if you will."

First, USF, if you actually bothered to read the article, you would have learned that he is going to USU right away. Not AFTER his mission.

Second--I can only imagine the weeping and wailing from USU fans if the reverse had happened. Oh, the cries of 'foul!" and "unfair!", and maybe even "cheaters!" thrown in. Yes, the hypocrisy is a delight to behold.

thunder struck
Salt Lake City, UT

inconceivable! he must have not been eligible or wasn't interested in playing in front of 60,600 people on Saturdays at 11pm on ESPN5 against New Mexicao state, because why would anyone EVER turn down byu for Utah State. That's outrageous to the point that there must be more to the story. Congratulations though he is a good receiver I am still just baffled that anyone would ever say no to byu.

Agua Dulce, TX

What these comments teach me is that going on a mission at 19 or 20 is now considered bad form. Ye gads.

Mcallen, TX

Hmm? Shiply, Davis, Shumway, etc. The Cougs will survive. It's the utes who should be concerned.

Highland, UT

This kid is very fast and should be a good player for USU, he is a good pick up for them. But I don't think this is a bad thing for BYU. They had more wr recruits than they really needed this year. Congratulations to him for going to a place where he can play immediately if that is his desire.

South Jordan, UT


It sounds like you have a concern, and you're trying to air it. But I don't see the connection between your concern and the comments made. Let us know which comments you feel support your concern. I am not sure there are any.

EdGrady -- your comment made my laugh, but I admit, I felt guilty for laughing. It just goes to show, most all of us will laugh at someone else's expense. The fact is, the vast majority who had an opinion, "voted" for Riley Nelson over Jake Heaps. I have nothing against Heaps, or Nelson. I kind of hope James Lark starts in the bowl game, and that Taysom Hill doesn't get injured again in his college career.

Hayden Weichers -- good job a Bingham, and we wish you the best at USU. USU, like the Utah Jazz, tends to unify the state of Utah instead of divide it. It is pretty hard not to find any football fan in Utah who doesn't smile when the Utah State Aggies are mentioned.


Thunder struck, it appears lightening struck first and fried your reasoning ability. The kid is maybe a 2 star prospect. He chose USU because he wants to play as a freshman and that isn't in the cards at BYU. No big deal. BYU is well stocked at the receiver position. Congrats on your coup. Congrats to the kid. Everyone be happy.

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