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Published: Wednesday, June 12 2013 11:40 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Seems like a great athlete.

Can never have too many speedy athletes

Go UTES!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Apparently TCU is coming hard at this kid.

If Gary Patterson and Whittingham both like the kid, that's good enough evidence for me he's the real deal.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Scalley is a recruiting beast in Texas!

Welcome home, Bobby! Welcome to Ute Nation!!

Go Utes!

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Why is it? When a 2 star commits to the Cougs, the trail is filled with derogatory comments. But when a 2 star commits to the Utes, it's a good thing?

BlameItOnTheOfficials
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Sounds like a good addition. How is he ranked? 4 stars? 5? I want more details.

GO UTES!

ekute
Layton, UT

That Texas recruiting base is getting bigger with our Pac12 membership.

Go Utes.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Must be an under the radar kid, his list of other offers isn't as impressive as some of the other recent recruits. Hopefully his switch from WR to CB will be a huge success. Scalley has a knack for finding great athletes from Texas that do well at the U.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

What gives?

Bobby Hartzog may be an excellent player, but Rivals only rates him 2-stars and Scout and ESPN didn't even rate him, so according to our naval recruiting "expert", Bobby couldn't possibly be any good. Why would the Utes waste a scholarship on a marginal player?

Gone fishin
Murray, UT

A 2 star top recruit at wide receiver who is 5' 10"? I hope he can jump because he will be covered by by people just as fast and three inches, or more, taller.
Does not sound like this is a good fit for success in a so-called power house conference.

Reasonable thinker
Murray, UT

PAC Mman,
They are taking what they can get. The top kids are going to the power teams in the other power conferences.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Why is it that when a Utah story is posted, CougfaninTX has to make a post? Thanks for showing your interest in all things Ute, though. We appreciate your support!

FWIW - 247 has him ranked a solid 3 star. It doesn't matter anyway, because in the end, our lowest ranked player in this recruiting class will still be ranked higher than most of byU's, just like last year. Hartzog is rated higher than 3 byU recruits on Rivals, and 4 (of 7) on 247. It's funny the smack talk that comes from byU when ALL of the ranking services have Utah ranked significantly higher than byU, and with less commits.

Carry on, you byU faithful. We love the entertainment!!

UU32 - Hartzog was playing behind Corporan last year at DB. He will have more play time his senior year now that Corporan is a Ute! Blazing speed. Love it!!

Go Utes!!

theDailyObserver
Salt Lake City, Utah

@ CougFaninTX

"Why is it? When a 2 star commits to the Cougs, the trail is filled with derogatory comments. But when a 2 star commits to the Utes, it's a good thing?"

Because technique can be taught. Speed on the other hand, cannot. That's the difference.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

PAC man and Reasonable:

How do you make time posting on Utah stories, what with all the tweets that need to be sent to Welker!! LOL

Go Utes!!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

There's always a myriad of excuses why a 2 star player is going to be great at utah. blah, blah, blah.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

@unreasonable thinker: "The top kids are going to the power teams in the other power conferences"

That's debatable. What isn't debatable is that they sure aren't going to byU!!

Go Utes!!

IRS Agent
PROVO, UT

So let me see if I have this right. A video with one live play (subject making a couple of downfield blocks), some footage from a couple of scrimmage plays and drills (without a clock to see what the kid's times are)and an anecdotal comment that TCU is looking at him (he doesn't even mention it himself in the interview), all adds up to looking like "a great athlete", a "speedy athlete" and "the real deal".

If those are the criteria, I believe BYU and every team in the state has a roster full of "great and speedy athletes" that are the "real deal". It's funny how the criteria for evaluating and classifying an athlete is so different depending on which side of the point of the mountain you are looking from.

Chris B -

We love your BCS membership. Enjoy it.

IRS Agent
PROVO, UT

@theDailyObserver

and of course you know he has speed because ......?

There is nothing in the article or on the video that says what his 40 time is, or what his shuttle drill speed is. I don't know how you could possibly make the evaluation or come to that conclusion. I'm sure it is just that fact that Utah signed him that makes him far superior to anyone that BYU signs. It is hard to accept your arguement when it is based entirely on prejudice and not any facts.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

theDailyObserver

"Because technique can be taught. Speed on the other hand, cannot. That's the difference."

What speed are you talking about?

Utah soft verbal commit Bobby Hartzog runs a 4.46 40 and Utah fans beat their chests about his "speed".

BYU signee Trent Trammel runs a 4.50 40 and Utah fans like Howard S. say:

"The best part is he chose BYU over Utah and Boise? He would have been buried in the depth chart at both Utah and Boise... at BYU he's a star."

Four hundredths of a second is that dramatic a difference?

Get real!

The truth is, in the crimson-colored world of the kids on the hill, EVERY Utah commit, regardless of the number of stars, is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and every BYU commit, regardless of the number of stars, would be nothing but a bench warmer at the U.

The inconsistency of the kids on the hill is laughable.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Tom: "There's always a myriad of excuses why a 2 star player is going to be great at utah"

And you are here reading them all! Thanks for your support, and come again!!

Go Utes!!

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

IRS Agent: There are reporting services, other than the Deseret News, that report such things as 40 speed, and have game film. If you need facts to rebut an argument, you don't have to go far to find them.

FYI - he ran an electronic timed 4.49 40 at the NFTC in Houston. He IS fast!

Go Utes!!

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