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Published: Tuesday, April 23 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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No, ducky, you didn't embarrass me. The only embarrassing thing is how a fan of a team with no NCAA championships, no championship game appearances, no Final Four appearances, and just 7 Sweet Sixteen appearances in its 100+ years of competing can so freely dish out on a team with one NCAA championship, two championship game appearances, four Final Four appearances, and 15 Sweet Sixteen appearances.

But getting back to the real issue, Fields was shown interest from several teams from major conferences. One of these teams came within 2 points of making it to the Sweet Sixteen this year. The team, Ole Miss, won the SEC conference tournament. How can you honestly say that this team is not currently a "top" team? (By the way, if a player returns the same interest to the "interested" team, then he gets an offer from them. That's how it works.)

Your comments on this board only questions your credibility as a sports fan.

Highland, UT


That wasn't even a very good attempt at spin or deflection.

You asked for credible proof that BYU had a top 20 recruting class. I slapped you silly with that proof and you "frantically and emotionally" tried to deflect it to another subjct. Fail.


Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

Can't we all just try to be kinder and more gentle? This young man has the right to follow his dreams just as you and I do. Let's give him a chance to prove himself on the basketball court - and in the classroom. Or, is that asking too much for some of us?

Cottonwood Heights, UT


Re: "...and you frantically and emotionally tried to deflect it to another subject."

Funny that you of all people would talk about deflecting to another subject. Look no further than your own exchange with me earlier in this very thread.

Payson, UT

Congrats to Ahmad on a great choice. Definitely a hard decision to make going so far from home, but Utah will welcome you with open arms.

For us Ute fans, it´s great to see a 2-star recruit coming our way. We have had a history of spotting 4-star talent in underrated players. We have also gone overseas to find players to join you in this class. About 8 years ago we put Andrew Bogut into the NBA as the number 1 overall pick.

Some naysayers don´t like the fact that even in the downturn and now the recovery of the program, we have continued to find successes. They even disparage your 2 star ranking, when they also recruited players that they say "only poor programs want". (only 3 of BYU´s recruits are rated higher). But those comments only make it sweeter when you go to their house and win and when you are playing in the NBA and they are watching you from their couch while waiting for their unemployment check to come through. (Who from BYU is in the NBA? Jimmer and who else?)

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