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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 23 2013 10:50 p.m. MST

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Legal
Salt Lake City, UT

Looking better for the Y. This seems to be one indicator as to how wise it was to change the offensive coaches. Good luck BYU.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

This is a great pick up for the Cougs. He will add much need strength to the O Line. I expect to see him either start or get significant minutes from the two deep his Freshman year.

Taysom Hill will be a star with a solid O line in front of him.

It's great to hear that Coach Anae is having a positive impact on recruiting already.

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

I am happy to see this young man coming to BYU but it troubles me to hear that he got a lot of grief when he looked at other schools and programs. This is his decision. We can not make his decision just like he can not make any of ours. Can you imagine people on twitter telling me who I need to marry or where I should work or go to school? He needs to listen to all the programs, make the best decision and then confirm that with his maker. Then he states where he has chosen to go and we as grown mature adults respect that. We wish him the best of luck where ever and move on. I hope that this is the case here. We do not want someone at BYU or anywhere for that matter that is only there because someone else wants them to. Best of luck Brayden.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Hmmmm, did I just read the words 4 stars, Anae, PAC12 and recommitted to BYU in the same article?

I know some kids 'on a hill' that are not going to be happy about this.

I wonder what other surprises Coach Anae is going to bring?

Congrats to Brayden for his decision, BYU is a great place, it's where traditions are born and mean something for the rest of your life.

5
Orem, UT

For Brayden's sake I hope Bronco doesn't read about the press conference. That is definitely not a blue collar thing to do. Just look at what happened to the quarterback who did that. He could never penetrate the overachiever club of blue collar athletes to gain their support. The culture of a team is reflective of the haed coach. However the hiring of Anae may be an indication that Bronco is willing to allow assistants to bring a different philosophy to broaden the team culture. Else why would Anae come back. things may be looking up in cougarville.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

It was almost yesterday that we heard that BYU has no interest in highly ranked recruits? This must mean that he fields punts in practice? Seriously, I am glad that the Cougars may get a good prospect. I am glad that we have a new offense even if it is the old offense. I wonder how many other players we lost because of an offense geared strickly to playing Riley Nelson rather than winning?

dUrrdy-bUrrdz
BurdVille, UT

WOW!!! Nice pick up, kid looks like awsome on his film!!! Congratz kid and Coach Anae. Wish we could of picked him up and get our o-line back to the good ol' days. Go UTES!

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

4 star?

I thought the collective Cougar Nation had decided that stars don't matter.

Unless they do... in which case Utah has 24 3 star and above commitments and BYU has 8.

Not that stars matter...

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Wayne, how long are you going to grind that ax? You're already down to the handle...

If it requires an answer, then yes, the two events were more dissimilar than alike. Braydon says he is going to "bust his hump." His teammates will know how much is talk and how much is walk.

Finally, amen to the poster who was disturbed by the negative responses from fans. It may be naive but I really hope for better from fans of BYU. I have grown so weary of the "we're fans, we have a right..." mentality. You are fans of the university that represents the church of Jesus Christ. You have a responsibility.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

One more in the long line of great NFL linemen. O-line U and still LB-U and QB-U!!!

byufan1993
Provo, , UT

Wayne Rout

I don't care about stars. And you can't say taha because we got a 4 star recruit we suddenly changed our minds. No, he was offered for the same reasons as all the other recruits. Coach Mendenhall and Anae feel like he will fit in well in the BYU system and that he will abide by the Honor Code and be an outstanding student first. The ranking still doesn't matter. It just means that the world will actually recognize him (or any other star recruit) whereas BYU would recognize him even if he wasn't a four-star recruit. Stars still mean nothing. It's up to him to be great and the coaches to help him along the way and mentor him. It's never about stars.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

We will now have one of the best O-lines in the country.

WON84
PLANO, TX

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Howard S.

Taylorsville, UT

4 star?

I thought the collective Cougar Nation had decided that stars don't matter.

Unless they do... in which case Utah has 24 3 star and above commitments and BYU has 8.

Not that stars matter..."

Do Ute fans get a star each time they leave a comment on an article pertaining to BYU?

WON84
PLANO, TX

Mildred, you and Ernest Bass get away ahead of yourselves over these recruits. Calm down a little and let's see how they pan out first.

oldcougar
Orem, UT

I watched the highlight vid. May I please have some eggs and bacon to go with all the pancakes!!!! He looks mean and nasty on film. I hope he brings it to Provo!!! Nice pick up.

Mission?

SoCalTrueBlue2
San Diego, CA

Does anyone remember Famika Anae, the sophomore O-Line player who started one game last fall and then had to retire because of a horrible knee injury? His one start was a bright spot for the entire season of the BYU O-Line in 2012. He played with attitude and heart as he flattened defensive players on the other team. Very glad to have his father back as a BYU coach. Excited that Coach Anae has landed a major recruit such as Brayden Kearsley. Looking forward to better play from the O-Line, which means a stronger offense in coming years.

byufan1993
Provo, , UT

WON84

Mildred and Ernest are known trolls. Don't mistake them for real BYU fans.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@howie

utah doesn't have any "above" 3 star recruits.

LOL!

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Why are U worried about BYU's recruiting class? Remember U are in the mighty PAC12. U should be commenting in the Rocky Mountain News and LA Times, calling out the Trojans and the Buffs for their recruiting class.

And if U truly believe that stars are the only thing that determines success, U are headed for a long run as a cellar dwellar. Every team in the PAC, except Colorado, has more 4 star recruits than U.

I guarantee there will be some 0, 1, or 2 star recruits in BYUs recruiting class who will turn out to be high impact players. I also guarantee there will be some 3 star recruits for both Utah and BYU who turn out to be duds. Since we both have only one 4 star recruit, I'll defer judgement.

I've heard great things about Kearsley. I think he'll be a high impact player.

SoCalTrueBlue2
San Diego, CA

Yes, Mildred and Ernest are U-trolls, but I love their tongue in cheek humor.

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