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Published: Sunday, Jan. 20 2013 2:00 p.m. MST

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Highland, UT

This should lead to some interesting conversations and loyaties in the Anderson home now that they have ties to all 3 major universities in this state. Ought to be really fun next year when BYU and Wisconsin play each other, Mom's gonna have to figure out what to wear and where to sit.

Frisco, TX

Don't know much about either commit, but hopefully they will make an impact. Welcome to Cougar Nation.

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

OK I have a question. If he was good enough for his dad at USU how come not at Wisconsin? OK some will say Wisconsin is a better school but I do not buy that totlally. Glad he wants to come to BYU but makes me wonder a bit. Hope he makes his dad wish he had taken him to Wisconsin.

Just thinking out loud.

Sandy, UT

Now the Andersen betrayal is complete.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Can't find a star anywhere for Carter and Andersen is a two star.

Big whoop.

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

Is there really anyone left (who has followed the Aggies for the past year or longer)that thought Chasen would keep his commitment to become an Aggie? Just another slap in the face of Aggie fans, but par for the course.

Pocatello, ID

I am so pumped for Josh. He is a GREAT young man, and enormous.

I absolutely wish he was going to be a Ute, but I'm very happy for him.

Congratulations Josh.

This is Snell

Lyman, WY

@ Howard S. Dennis Pitta and Chad Lewis didn't have any stars and started out as walk-on's, How did they do at the Y (and NFL)? Stars do not mean anything. So try another angle. Very surprised about landing Anderson, but rumor is Bronco and Gary are friends maybe that had something to do with it that and he obviously couldn't go to USU, for obvious reasons.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Only "star" to commit this weekend was Star lotuleuleis brother. He committed to Utah, over byu, usu, and many bcs schools.

How many of these byu kids picked byu over Utah offers?


Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT


Another angle?

Okay, if stars don't count to the Cougar Nation why did it explode with excitement over the signing of one Mr (five star) Jake Heaps?

And now that the Cougars don't sign five stars why do they expect that their two stars will turn out to be Dennis Pitta or Chad Lewis?

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

Howard S.: I'm somewhere between you and COUGARNATE. The schools that sign the most 5-star recruits perennially do the best, so clearly there is something to that. However, I have noted two things over the years with regard to the rating system and BYU. The first is that highly-rated athletes usually feel they are entitled to something, and that hasn't ever really been BYU's style, even long before Bronco came around. The second is that BYU frankly does seem to find those who are either walk-ons or at least nothing to write home about with their ratings, and end up seeing them become pro-level talent. I know little about either player, but Carter specifically is the type of player I have seen in the past turn the rating system on its head and become a star.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Best players in state and nation

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Cougar Passion

"Carter specifically is the type of player I have seen in the past turn the rating system on its head and become a star."

You mean like the last BYU player that had previously committed to Utah State?

Orem, UT

To our jealous Utah friends:

Chasen was offered preferred walkon status by his dad at Wisconsin, which basically means, he had a scholarship waiting as soon as one became available.

btw, if having the most stars is the only criteria for winning, the Utes might as well pack it in now because the Utes will NEVER, I repeat, NEVER, out recruit USC. The Trojan sign more 4- and 5-star recruits in a single recruiting class, than the Utes sign in a decade.

Case in point: in a restricted recruiting class for 2013, the Trojans have 14 commits - every single one of them is a 4-star recruit. Of Utah's 28 commits, 2 are 4-star recruits. Of BYU's 27 commits, 1 is a 4-star recruit.

Bottom line: the difference between BYU and Utah is minuscule, compared to the chasm that separates USC and Utah.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

can't imagine signing for a school that will never, and has no chance of, playing in a BCS bowl. Oh well, there's a school for everyone.

Cedar City, Utah

This is great. One aggie bolts out of USU to coach a potential National Title team. And his son, a potential aggie bolts to play for a better school. After his dad was smart enough to leave I might add.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT


"the difference between BYU and Utah is minuscule"

If BYU had an 8-3 record in the last 11 games you would be claiming domination... not equality.

Salt Lake City, UT

Can't imagine a player ever wanting to sign with a school that has never, and will never, win a national championship, a Heisman Trophy, a national individual award of any kind, or have a single player inducted into the national college football hall of fame.

Of course, if playing for a perennial conference dweller that can guarantee you'll be home for the holidays is your cup of tea, there's always a school on the hill that plays their bowl game in September.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT


Ahh... the glory of the Poinsettia Bowl...

Earned by virtue of hard fought victories over New Mexico St. and every school in Idaho not named Boise... Every young mans fantasy.

Salt Lake City, UT


ahhh, the glory of being unranked and playing in the couch potato bowl...

Earned by virtue of LOSSES to teams like Colorado and Utah State...every young man's fantasy.

Call us when Utah finally beats a PAC 10.2 team with a winning record. 13-12 in your first two years in the conference!


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