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Published: Saturday, Feb. 23 2013 11:50 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

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.

West Jordan, Utah

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.

Herriman, UT

Awesome story!

Highland, UT

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.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

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

Gold Canyon, az

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!

Draper, UT

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

Ogden, UT

The father son pipeline seems to continue.

Olympia, WA

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.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Tomasi Laulile = 0 stars

Baltimore, MD

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.

Payson, UT

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.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Tell me the average stars of Alabama.

Then tell me the average stars of byu.

Then tell me stars don't matter.


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.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

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.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"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.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

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

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

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?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

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.

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