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Published: Wednesday, April 3 2013 11:27 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Teams that beat byu in recruiting this year:

Utah(again)
1-11 Kansas team
North Carolina
Duke

I guess when the choice is between a 1-11 BCS team and byu, the choice is pretty clear.

Gone fishin
Murray, UT

Nice pick ups for the Cougs.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Lake is playin corner?

Based on the picture, I never would have guessed.

LOL

RS
Holladay, UT

Just curious if anyone knows what uniform Lake is wearing in the photo? It clearly is not the Northridge Knights.

truecoug1
Provo, UT

@Chris B

Teams that BYU beats in sheer awesomeness: EVERYBODY!

Woohoo! I love BYU! Congrats to Lake and Warner and welcome aboard! Looking forward to another great season of football and more whining and stomping of the feet by Chris B, Naval Vet, and other BYU haters. That's always entertaining.

Queue the "3 in a row, 8 out of 11" talk, I always get a "kick" out of that (pun intended :)....ready, and go!

Go Cougars!

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Excellent article. Thanks for writing it! It demonstrates that football isn't the exclusive reason some athletes come to BYU, which is the way it should be! As great as college sports are some people have their priorities on things that last much longer than playing football.

@ Chris B. Can you fill us in what is going on at the Ute's rugby and swimming programs?

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Regarding stars and team rankings… no need for haters to continue to beat their chests. Yes, Utah has a higher ranked recruiting class than BYU for the third year in a row (and I think the seventh time ever). Boise State (non-BCS), and Indiana University (one of the worst teams in all of college football) both have better recruiting classes than all of the Utah schools. Wisconsin (one of the best programs in all of college football) averages a recruiting class ranking of 70 over the last decade. What does this all prove? Nothing. It comes down to coaching and on-the-field performance. Only 150 days left until kickoff… Go Cougs!

Wookie
Omaha, NE

Chris B...c'mon dude...stop with the ignorant rhetoric. Let these kids enjoy their choices. You don't play for either team and your wearing thin on your arm-chair QB/coaching.

@ Mountanman (spelling error??), no one is certain as to what took place as to the Rugby issue, all we know is there were issues discovered. As for the swimming/diving, we should all pray for those innocent children. To make this a platform to compare programs is better suited elsewhere.

The better team will always win out, plain and simple. Don't call it luck either, as luck favors the prepared.

GO UTES!!

Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

Another BYU article, another "rant" by Christy B. I can always plan on her commenting on all things BYU.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

@Chris B

Teams that BYU has more wins than

Utah(again)
1-11 Kansas team
North Carolina (tie)
Duke

The last time I checked, there are no awards for how your recruiting class ranked, but the recognition goes for Wins, where BYU trumps your no-post-season Utes.

That must be embarassing to have a higher ranked recruiting class than BYU but end up with a lower ranked team.

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

The Bumble B again validates BYU. And gets tackled for a large loss in the backfield by the fan in TX. "The last time I checked, there are no awards for how your recruiting class ranked, but the recognition goes for Wins, where BYU trumps your no-post-season Utes." No way to say it better.

newwest
Ferron, UT

Chris,
More importantly, only eight PAC 12 teams have recruiting classes rated higher than Utah's in 2013. That should allow you to hold onto 9th place in conference.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Wiscougarfan:

"Yes, Utah has a higher ranked recruiting class than BYU for the third year in a row (and I think the seventh time ever)..."

Not according to Rivals. Rivals lists Utah's recruiting class ahead of the Y for the SIXTH (not 3rd) year in a row, and NINTH time since 2002 (not 7th time ever). Rivals doesn't go back further than 2002.

I'd like to point out that the U beat the Indy-WACers 9 of the last 12 "recruiting" seasons...

...and we've beaten little brother 8 of the last 11 (truecoug1) on the field.

Coincidence?

Doubtful.

Some of those 2013 recruits will be a part of the 2013 Holy War, so we'll see if it'll be 9 of the last 12 to align Utah's superiority on the gridiron to be largely correlated in our domination in recruiting in about 5 months.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Wiscougarfan:

"Boise State..., and Indiana University...both have better recruiting classes than all of the Utah schools."

Did you frantically and emotionally make that up? According to Rivals, Boise St's current (2014) recruiting class ranks them #54, and had NEVER outrecruited the Utes EVER. Utah's current class is ranked #19. Indiana doesn't have a single 2014 commit, and thus isn't even rated. Furthermore, the Hoosiers havd outrecruited Utah only twice in the last 12 recruiting classes.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

"Warner is a 6-foot-3, 210 outside linebacker..." -- Brandon Gurney

Not according to Rivals. Rivals has him listed as a 6-3, 180-lbs LB. Those 30-lbs sure makes a big difference.

Oh well. Rivals likes this kid as a 3-star recruit...which is typically 1-star too many for a cougar recruit. He might very well be the gem of your 2014 recruiting class. Way to beat out NM State in that heated recruiting battle.

And speaking of NM State, they're an ex-WAC independent team. Looks like you're still recruiting "those kinds" of players. You can take a program out of the WAC,...

...but can you take the WAC out of program?

I guess we'll find out soon enough, won't we?

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

@wookie
Class folks like yourself are always welcome with your mature comments. Any of us BYU faithful can appreciate your insights.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

I hope they play a lot next year.

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

Some people are so good with figures, Do a lot of research, and have so much free time that I just have to ask...Either of you wonderkind want to do my taxes?

Let's be honest...how exciting can your life be if it consists in finding fault with someone else. (here's a hint...it's not)

In the mean time this is an article about two young men who are excited to be given the opportunity to play a game they love at a Universtiy that has a storied program with national honors, a climbing national ranking, Coach's they love and we respect and they are the type of players we are happy to welcome. I welcome everyone who wants to be here and I respect the ones who give up sure offers with other teams to walk on at the Y.

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

"...but can you take the WAC out of program?"

Some programs play like they've never left the WAC (or the MWC) and maybe they shouldn't have. I think the utes are proving that even a blind dog can find a bone once or twice but they can't count on being so lucky every year.

Now that the utes are in the Pac12 we kind of see the true nature of the program and the predictions made by most (Utah will become the next Washington State) have come true. utah is mired in a long slow decline that most people outside of SLC have expected.

2009
10-3 (6-2 MWC; Poinsettia Bowl win)

2010
10-3 (7-1 MWC; Las Vegas Bowl loss)

2011
8-5 (4-5 Pac12; Sun Bowl win)

2012
5-7 (3-6 Pac12; no bowl)

2013 (proj)
2-10 or 3-9 (2-7 Pac12; no bowl --again--)

I think you're right, you can't take the WAC out of some programs.

Griz
Salt Lake City, UT

@Frantic and Emotional
"Warner is a 6-foot-3, 210 outside linebacker...-- Brandon Gurney

Not according to Rivals. Rivals has him listed as a 6-3, 180-lbs LB. Those 30-lbs sure makes a big difference."

Hmmm...you sound pretty frantic and emotional there.

Btw, it makes about as much sense to bring up Rivals stuff on a BYU article message board as it does to bring up Scout.com stuff on a ute article message board. Sort of like using Book of Mormon passages when debating with an evangelical christian.

Also the fact you pointed out that Rivals doesn't keep their information current and still has Warner listed at his weight from last year (some adolescents have been known to grow) kind of tells you how valid and up to date their info is...

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