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Published: Monday, May 14 2012 6:00 p.m. MDT

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springville, UT

Oops, that one sting Ute fans?

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

"Without providing specifics, Shumway doesn’t have the best relationship with his father and was bound and determined not to follow his father’s lead in accepting BYU’s offer."

A new low for the DN...cheapshoting private family relationships for the purpose of portraying BYU as having overcome a difficult hurdle in the recruiting process.

This young man was destined for BYU from birth... no recruiting required.

Unca Bon

Welcome to BYU. And let's not brag, he wasn't THAT big of a recruit.

Kearns, UT

This doesn't sting if you are a Utes fan. Not the same talent as his QB from last year was. This kid could be a good college TE but has been hurt most of his high school career. I don't think this is the type of player the Utes are looking for to play WR in the PAC-

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Congrats to Talon. Seems like a great kid

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

I don't think the U will lose any sleep over Shumway. Utah has some serious talent headed to SLC. Utah is gonna be DANGEROUS this year. Goooooooo Utes!

Fresno, CA

Welcome aboard Talon. I look forward to watching you play.


Talon (great name!) is not the highest ranked recruit, but I think BYU is somewhat like Boise State in the fact that the end result is often more than expected by the supposed quality of the players (the whole being greater than the sum of its parts).

Good luck Talon, I hope you will be able to reach beyond others expectations!

Highland, UT


You don't have any clue what you are talking about. Talon is a better athlete than Hansen. Faster, quicker, much better vertical. But they are different and will excell at different things. Hansen is a thicker more muscularly built kid than Talon is, Talon is leaner type of muscle but is just off the charts quick and his vertical is around 40" and is much more explosive than Chase. Hansen is on his way to defense wereas Talon will be an offensive weapon who will use his size and jumping ability to go get the ball.

This is a great commit for BYU but really it was expected. Talons life long dream has been to play at BYU so this really isn't a kid utah had much of a chance to get. By the way utah-hawaii both schools offered him as a sophomore and yes utah recruited him very, very hard. I'll guaranty they are not happy about this but you win some you lose some and this is one they lost. Frankly utah is more upset they didn't get Shumway than BYU is about Hansen.

South Jordan, UT

Good for him. I don't think Kyle will be crying himself to sleep over this one. Doesn't sting!

Good luck to Talon.

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

So. . . are we allowed to discuss what the issues are between him and his dad? And does anybody know?


Duck - You're the only person on earth who thinks Talon is better than Hansen. They're not even close.

Maricopa, Az

Come on Ute fans. You win some you lose some. Utah wanted this kid, he chose BYU. Selling him short just makes you look foolish.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Cougar Passion - please don't go there.

Idaho Falls, ID

I agree with Howard. Putting in print comments about internal family strife is very, very tacky. Bad decision, DN.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"...yes utah recruited him very, very hard...Frankly utah is more upset they didn't get Shumway than BYU is about Hansen."

What a frantic and emotional thing to say. Let's see what Talon Shumway and the article had to say about Utah's recruitment of him:

"'I just didn't feel as wanted at Utah,' said Shumway."

Whoops! You so desperately wanted to gloat, but Shumway HIMSELF stole your thunder. How devastating for you. I just don't understand how that quote so difficult for you to comprehend? Was it because you're so WAC-ish and mid-majorey?

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Nice get! I was really hoping that BYU was going to get a good WR in this class and Talon fits BYUs system perfect. 6'3" and athletic, after the Hoffman/Apo years it will be nice to see Talon Shumway and Josh Weeks lined up on the same field.

And that being said, the shots at Utah really aren't necessary. Utah is a Pac-12 school and will have athletic skill players that probably wouldn't consider BYU as their first choice. Now, THAT being said, Utah fans, stop acting like you didn't want him. I would have loved to hear what Utah fans would have said about him if he had actually chosen Utah. We would have heard all kinds of how Utah is going to keep dominating in state recruiting and get all the best in-state players and what not, but Ute fans down play it like its no big deal.

Either way, I'm sure Utah will find a way to get other recruits, and BYU will benefit a lot from Talon's athletic ability. I encourage BYU fans to check out his YouTube highlights if you haven't seen them. Go Cougars!

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT


Good Luck at the Y! Asise from the one game next September - I wish you success. Looking ahead the only way the Y will affect the U football program will be in recruiting, IMO. And if the past couple of years recruiting results are indicative of the future both programs will be able to compete favorably against their scheduled opponents. (I believe the Dnews predicted an 8 win - 4 loss record for both next year.)

Unca Bon

Don't sell him too short, I'm sure there was a good reason Utah offered him.

Columbia, MO

I don't think it was tacky to mention Talon's relationship with his father, but I'm surprised that the article didn't say more about the father's playing days at BYU. Who was Talon Shumway's father?

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