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Brighton's Osa Masina narrows school options, upgraded to five-star recruit

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  • I am Cosmo SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 6, 2014 10:24 a.m.

    Mission Man......then he will come back to the Y and compete against the likes of New Mexico State YA WHO, I love being Cosmo.

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    July 16, 2014 7:54 p.m.

    @CoUte
    "Utah is competing with some very stiff competition for a recruit of this caliber."

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    Ummm....there's a difference between "competing" for a recruit and wishful thinking. The guy has made it clear he wants to play for a Pac12 caliber school, that's why he dropped the utes so early in the process. Utah was really never in competition for this guy despite the advantage of having his brothers on the team. That's a pretty devastating poke in the eye he gave you.

  • IA Cougar West Des Moines, IA
    July 16, 2014 6:20 p.m.

    Obviously, he didn't want to be on a bottom dwelling team battling it out with their rival, Colorado. And obviously, he did not want independence. WHO CARES? It's a game. I wish him well and hope he has a great career!

  • dave22 SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT
    July 16, 2014 9:44 a.m.

    At some point, Whittingham has got to land the top in-state talent!! There is no question that Kyle is a good person; but as a head coach of a major college football program, he is (for the lack of a better word) too boring and bring no excitement to the program.

  • giantfan Farmington, UT
    July 16, 2014 9:11 a.m.

    This has to be devastating to the Ute faithful, especially if he ends up choosing a Pac-12 school. I'm sure they'll figure out some way to spin it though.

  • imcrimson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 16, 2014 6:03 a.m.

    Hey BB, You're right about him not wanting to go to Utah and choosing among other schools in their conference. I wonder if he did the same with BYU's conference....oh wait.

    You have fun with Middle Tennessee and UNLV ok?

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 15, 2014 10:26 p.m.

    No U Won't
    Reality, UT

    I'm curious, Chris, when did he send you his list?

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    From his Twitter account on 10:09 PM - 30 Apr 2014:

    Top 8 in no order
    Wisconsin
    Utah
    UCLA
    Arizona State
    Michigan
    USC
    Notre Dame
    Stanford

    Thank you every other school and coaches! Grateful

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    More surprised that Stanford did not make the final 5. Forget the education, the Stanford alumni network alone is priceless!

  • CO Ute PARKER, CO
    July 15, 2014 8:46 p.m.

    @BB and others

    If you followed this story at all (mostly in a different paper), last week he cut his list from 8 schools to 5. Utah, Stanford and Notre Dame were three schools he eliminated from the top 5. BYU was never on his list. Might need to rethink the comment regarding the pull of the PAC 12 membership. Utah is competing with some very stiff competition for a recruit of this caliber.

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    July 15, 2014 7:31 p.m.

    I wonder about folks outside the SEC who follow football recruiting closely. Seven out of the top 10 recruiting classes from SEC schools. No other conference with more than one school in the top 10 (I think USC was #10).

    With all the talk of P5 conferences, the recruiting results point to the fact that SEC is the major league of college football and just about everyone else is play with a minor league roster.

    Not sure there's any objective reason to believe that any of the in-state schools will ever do better than the top 40 to 60 recruiting class range.

    While I've got no objection to a little unbridled optimism, enjoying college football is much easier when you approach it as entertainment, not with an attitude that anything short of championships is failure.

    P5 conferences are full of teams that churn coaches without ever showing nay appreciable improvement. I grew up in PAC-8 country and starting going to football games in the late '60s. There are teams in that league that are no closer to winning a championship now that they were over 50 years ago.

    I hope their fans haven't been suffering all that time.

  • No U Won't Reality, UT
    July 15, 2014 4:19 p.m.

    I'm curious, Chris, when did he send you his list?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2014 3:46 p.m.

    BB,

    I notice he didn't list any WAC/indy mid majors

    Wherever Utah fell on his list, WAC mid majors like byu and usu were even below that

  • RSLJAZZBYUUTAH West Valley, UT
    July 15, 2014 3:38 p.m.

    Don't worry, he'll be in the state Utah, he might decide to serve a mission, and then will end up at BYU.

  • BB Santaquin, UT
    July 15, 2014 2:19 p.m.

    I noticed he listed 3 PAC 12 schools... and Utah was not one of them... Being in the PAC 12 is sure helping their recruiting...

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2014 1:21 p.m.

    Huge loss for the state of Utah. All programs wanted him.