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Published: Tuesday, June 11 2013 9:35 a.m. MDT

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Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

CTR Ryan.

Go Big Blue!!!

Layton, UT

Choose Choose Choose
The The The
Red Runnin' Utes Right program...Utah!!!!

Go Ute.

Iowa City, IA

The only team loaded with recruiting classes that will go deep into the NCAA is BYU. Ryan has played against Lone Peak and he knows how lethal BYU is going to be...for years. Time to get on ESPN, into the tourney, into the national picture...every recruit in the state knows it...it's BYU.

Omaha, NE

Go where you have the best chance to succeed in life. Serve your mission though, and serve it first. Your priority is your Lord first, basketball can wait.

Good Luck!


Oceanside, CA

Who has the best record of placing big men in the NBA? Hint: it's red and plays in a major conference in real arenas.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Love to see you on the hill playing UCLA, Arizona,Stanford,et al. Best of luck wherever you choose.

Go Utes!

River Falls, WI

RE: ImaCa Man

Who will place a big man in the NBA this year? Hint: it's the team that OWNs the red team on the hardwood (seven in a row, 11 of last 12, NCAA tourney 5 of last six seasons).

JoCo Ute
Grants Pass, OR

Ryan Andrus is going on a mission. . . looks like 2 years of being recruited by BYU, unless he signs a LOI before he leaves on his mission. Not sure if that would even prevent blue recruiting.


Met Ryan a couple times now. Really great kid with good potential on the court. He's above all of the immature rivalry talk above and will make the best choice for him and for that I wish him the best wherever he ends up. I got the impression that he would've already verbally committed to Utah if he didn't feel an offer from BYU was imminent. I think USU would be a surprise team for him to pick. BYU has a better supporting cast at the moment, but he may see only limited minutes, where he could step in and be a higher impact player at Utah (or USU). I'd love to see him wear red, but would be happy for him wherever he chooses.

Highland, UT

One thing most of you probably don't know about Ryan is how athletic he is. He was an excellent baseball pitcher before he deicded to quit basbeall and focus on basketball exclusively. He was a really good hitter as well which always surprised me because of how tall he was, and he ran well also, not super speedy but very coordinated and just moved well and effciently. I think if he had kept playing baseball he might have been the difference this yea in helping American Fork repeat as state champions since they really needed one more top pitcher and he was that good.

Regardless of where he goes he'll be a good player for them, he's got a great family and a good background. Of course I'm hoping he'll be a Cougar. We'll put a little rpessure on him when we see him around town :)


I wish Ryan the best of luck to wherever he chooses.

I saw him live a few times this year and wasn't extrememly impressed. HOWEVER, he was just a Junior and has some upside.

Salt Lake City, UT

If he wants to play a large role with a good team then USU is his place. If he wants to compete for playing time on a great team then BYU is his place. If he was to play for a team worse than UVU's then UTAH is where he should go. Utah football is ok (has ranked lower than BYU multiple years in a row now--including this year) but Utah basketball is a joke. Losing to division II teams.

Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

Good to see this young man receive much-deserved recognition. Seems as if he has his head on straight!

Hope he stays healthy and has a great senior year. Basketball in the state will benefit with young men like Andrus.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

utah round ballers can only hope to be mentioned in the same breath with the Cougars. Real arena?? You mean the Marriott Center??? Or the HC, which we know holds about 5,000 - er, oh wait.

Salt Lake City, UT

Playing in a big arena and playing in a full arena are two different things. So are doing well in a big conference and passing out nachos for other teams to eat.

Rexburg, ID

Re: Wookie

We are on opposite sides of the BYU vs. Utah rivalry.

However, I stand by your side with the comments you made, and say amen brother.

Mcallen, TX

Lone Peak-BYU! Why go anywhere else but the best?

West Point , UT

You're just a class act my friend, great comment and perspective.

I think the best place for Andrus is where he is inspired to go. He obviously has his priorities straight and will go on a mission, and every program in the state of Utah will support that. If he wants to play on the best program at least at present, he will go to BYU, if he wants to play in a great atmosphere for a respected and successful coach, USU would be good. If he wants to play in a major conference against storied programs like UCLA, he should go to Utah. In the end it's going to be about what he wants and where he feels he can thrive the most. Sounds like a great kid on and off the floor, best of luck in making a tough decision.

Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

The advantage Utah offers is two fold, first off you don't have to deal with all the pesky fans attending the games and all the noise they make. Personally I love the sound the crickets make echoing thru Utah's bandbox during a game, the cobwebs mess up your clothes a little you just have to remember to bring a little brush with you. Secondly with a 10% grad rate, Utah won't put any pressure on you to take lots of hours or keep your grades up. Easy choice

East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Lightening Lad

Attendance smack with NO numbers to back it from a BYU fan? How original!!

One thing Utah offers is the ability to develop research skills, if he's thinking of a medical career he'll need to develop those skills. By the looks of it BYU isn't the place for research.

Research shows the following attendance numbers for 2012 (average per game):


#12 BYU 15,424
#55 Utah State 8,406
#57 Utah 8,394

#7 PAC-12 7,143
#12 WCC 4,284

So at our lowest point in history our attendance was better than Utah State and EVERY team in the WCC except for BYU.

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