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BYU football: BYU receives a commit from the son of James Dye

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  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 26, 2013 2:02 p.m.

    Marked it Down:

    The "stars" are "statistically" the strongest "indicator" of how good a college football recruit "had been" on the playing field (i.e. high school, JUCO). It had also been demonstrated that the collegiate players with the highest stars out of H.S./JUCO, saw more playing time than those with the 0-2 star levels.

    Any other predictor of how good a college football recruit will be out of H.S./JUCO, can not be assessed by fans simply reading about it in the newspaper, so as far as we're concerned, "stars" are really all we have to work with.

  • Marked it Down Park City, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 8:14 a.m.

    navel vet

    Straight-forward questions:

    Are stars THE most important predictor of how good a college football recruit will be on the playing field?

    If not, what factors, specifically, are more important?

  • Cougar Passion Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 25, 2013 10:53 p.m.

    I work at an office building in South Jordan and used to see this guy that worked for another firm, a guy that really stood out somehow, which seemed a little odd because none of his colleagues did in particular. Then one day in passing I noticed his name badge read "James Dye". Even though I'm several years his senior, I had to know--"are you THE James Dye?" I tried not to bother him too much after that, but certainly did enjoy the occasional football discussion with him as did clearly other BYU fans on the same floor. I'd heard that he had something else lined up and was moving on, but didn't realize it was in Texas. So glad to hear his son is getting a scholarship. James is one of the great stories to come through BYU; it would be terrific if his son can find similar success.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Feb. 25, 2013 9:27 p.m.

    For those who care about star rankings these are the most relevant to this outlet:

    naval vet = 0 stars

    chris b = 0 stars

    mildred and earnest share one star

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 25, 2013 12:31 p.m.

    Rockwell:

    "Meaning, [Laulile] hasn't been ranked, yet, but thanks for looking that up for us."

    Nope. James Dye hadn't been ranked yet, but that's only because most of the 2014 recruits hadn't yet been evaluated. Laulile on the other hand, is a 2013 signee. His grading period is over. He earned 0-stars.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Feb. 25, 2013 12:18 p.m.

    Ah, Chris. Tell me the average stars of Utah, then tell me the average stars of Utah State. After you beat a WAC to MWC team, tell me how much stars matter.

    Tell you what. BYU had enough stars to get into (and win) a bowl game. How many more stars will Utah need to go bowling?

    Tell me how many stars BYU had. Tell me how many stars Georgia Tech had. Tell me how many stars USC had. Then tell me what it all means.

    Or don't. Your only real validation is that somehow you won Utah's only real bowl game back in September. You should hope you do it again next September because, stars or not, that may be your only bowl game again.

  • YGradFan CENTERVILLE, UT
    Feb. 25, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    Poor Chrissy B. and Naval Vet, they continue to brag about the importance of the number of stars a player has, and how much better recruiting has been for the U than for BYU over the years since joining the PAC 10.2, and how many more stars their recruits have than BYUs. Yet, they continue to be the whipping boys of the PAC 10.2, continue to lose to what they consider inferior teams (example, USU come to mind?), and even barely beat a BYU team, in their stadium, with an injured QB. How are those stars working out for you so far?

    Also, Chrissy, Alabama is the top team in the nation. Of course they are going to get all the top star recruits. Sure hope you aren't comparing your recruits and the number of stars they have to Alabama's. You will never be on their level, so don't even try.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 25, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    @Rockwell,

    Tell me the average stars of Alabama.

    Then tell me the average stars of byu.

    Then tell me stars don't matter.

  • shorts Payson, UT
    Feb. 25, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    RE: Rockwell
    Baltimore, MD

    Both these guys are DE. That said they are also 30 pounds lighter then Ziggy.
    Dion Jordan of Oregon and Margus Hunt of SMU absolutely stunned people, running a 4.53 and 4.60 40-yard dash.

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Feb. 25, 2013 8:31 a.m.

    Naval Vet

    re: Tomasi Laulile = 0 stars

    Meaning, he hasn't been ranked, yet, but thanks for looking that up for us.

    Now, can you tell us how many stars Ziggy had and how many offers?

    btw, Ziggy just ran a 4.62 40-yard dash, the fastest by any DL.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 25, 2013 7:12 a.m.

    Tomasi Laulile = 0 stars

  • FromWA Olympia, WA
    Feb. 24, 2013 10:07 p.m.

    I used to hold one of those "you punt, you dye" signs as a freshman. Fun commitment, sounds like a good kid, which is what we need.

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Feb. 24, 2013 8:51 p.m.

    The father son pipeline seems to continue.

  • Jeff29 Draper, UT
    Feb. 24, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    Can't wait to see the "You Punt, You Dye" signs again in Cougar Stadium.

  • AZJazzFan Gold Canyon, az
    Feb. 24, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    I have followed the Cougars since Gifford Neilson and James Dye was the most exciting player I have seen and made a real difference on BYU's last great team. Every time he returned a kick or punt he was a significant threat to score. This is good news for Cougar Nation!

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Feb. 24, 2013 9:07 a.m.

    Great to have Trey coming! Sounds like a good fit for BYU.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 24, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    Trey's a good athlete, he played for our football team in youth football for several years and was always fast and elusive. Congratulations to him and I know this is a dream come true for his parents as well, they're as solid a BYU family as there is.

  • 1984 Herriman, UT
    Feb. 24, 2013 5:29 a.m.

    Awesome story!

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Feb. 24, 2013 1:44 a.m.

    If he's anything like his Dad then big things will come again in small packaging. The years go by quickly. I remember Daddy Dye very well. He was a threat to take it to the house each time he touched the ball. It would have been nice if his dream was a red though. Oh well. Good luck young fella.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 24, 2013 12:14 a.m.

    I watched every game that James Dye played in and look forward to watching his son. James was lighting quick and had amazing footwork. I wish Trey the best in his college career. We fans will be blessed once again to enjoy the skills of this athletic family.