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Published: Tuesday, June 18 2013 1:25 p.m. MDT

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Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Is there any question who was the best college football coach in the state of Utah the past 5 years? I think top Utah HS players committing to Wisconsin only affirms what we already know. Gary Andersen did more and got more out of his players than any other coach in the state during his tenure here.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Great choice to attend a prestigious BCS program.

We would have liked to have you, but with Chase Hansen among others in our pipeline, you will likely get more opportunity at playing time elsewhere.

After Whittinham and other dropped the ball the last couple years at the QB position, we're pretty stocked there for now.

Good luck kid,

fellow BCS program University of Utah Utes

gamer
PROVO, UT

This is just the beginning of recruits that Gary Anderson is going to steal from the Utah Schools. I respect him as a coach but wish he would stay off our turf so Utah would have a chance to compete in the Pac-12.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

We're thrilled to have you Austin. Welcome to Badger nation!

gamer
PROVO, UT

Yeah Chrissy B.

Its true that BYU wanted Chase Hansen very bad, BUT only as LB because he wouldn't have be able to compete in a passing offense with the likes of Mangum and Co. I was surprised Chase didn't seriously consider Air Force or Navy seeing that he had an uncanny ability to run the ball.

Chase is a great athlete- I for one just won't be surprised if we see him playing on the defensive side of the ball when he returns from his mission.

Stang08
Cedar City, Utah

Way to make a great decision kid. If you were thinking about USU when he was there it may not have been as good for you. You have a shot to be on a national championship team now. If you went to USU you'd only have a shot to be on a team that wins the Potato Bowl. I think we all know which is the better senario.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Chris B
You must be lost this article has nothing to do with BYU! Why are you reading and commenting on this article? By the way haven't you heard the news, the BCS is dead!!! It has been replaced!!! I thought only BYU fans lived in the past!!!

Go Cougs!!!
Go Utes!!!

FB Fan #2
Grantsville, UT

Wisconsin is a pretty good fit for this kid. Good Dual-Threat Quarterback too, can't wait to see what numbers he puts up the next 2 years.

YBALL
Provo, UT

Maybe when we beat Wisconsin this year he'll change his mind to the join the best PROGRAM in the state of UTAH.

LOL

GO COUGS

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

he should do well at Wisconsin.
Long live the BCS, well at least for this year. Next year we will have to come up with something new for Chris to crow about.

Hondo
Scottsdale, AZ

Even though Andersen has moved on to the BIG 10, he is coming in and stealing recruits. Somebody's got to put an end to that. Pronto.

Obviously, Utah being in a "big boy" conference isn't enough and all the "exposure" BYU gets, its "national legacy brand," and its "internationally-renowned fanbase" isn't cutting the muster, either.

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

I seriously wonder what all the Wisconsin fans over there think of Andersen bringing in Utah players. From what I've heard and read, most BCS-level programs dont consider Utah HS recruits anywhere near their level. Not that these 2 are not good enough, I think they are, but I wonder what fans in Wisconsin are thinking

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

I must be lost here, and I NEVER defend Chris B, but I don't see any mention of byU in his post. Yet, Gamer and Reno post as if he did. Is that a conditioned response? Now that I've said that, his next post will probably be a poke directly at byU.

I wish the kid luck. We'll see over the next two years whether or not this was a good pickup by GA. Hopefully, he'll be as good as advertised.

Go Utes!!

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

VegasUte
I was poking fun at Chris B because he is usually the very first to comment on any article that has even the remotest chance of being about BYU directly or him making it about BYU and giving him a chance to bash them!!! So my comment was with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek!!! I am a Cougar fan first but have family and friends that like and support the Utes so I root for them except when they play BYU!!!

Go Cougs!!!
GO Utes!!!

uteBusters
Park City, UT

VegasUte

"must be lost here, and I NEVER defend Chris B, but I don't see any mention of BYU in his post."

It's quite obvious to anyone who's seen Chris B.'s endless spamming of every article even remotely connected to BYU, that his post, though only implied this time, is just another weak dig at BYU.

Chase chose Utah because BYU was honest enough to admit that they wanted him to play defense. Kyle, on the other hand, is well known for switching his QB's to defensive, regardless of what he promised while they were being recruited.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

I love my fellow-UTE, Coach GA, but for those suggesting he's successfully raiding all of UTAH's top-tier talent, this article only mentions 2 kids. I was under the impression UTAH had double-digit top-tier recruits?

THE U is going to get the vast majority of these in-state kids, it's the other in-state schools which'll be negatively-impacted by Coach GA/WISC, NOT THE U.

And it's becoming a well-known fact that UTAH's H.S.-Talent has been improving over the years and this is being recognized by more and more top-tier schools, other than Coach GA/WISC, nationwide.

canadiancougar624
Provo, UT

@VegasUte

They were joking cause he only ever comments on BYU articles!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Gamer,
Utah would still not compete in the PAC11+U with the kid. Does anyone know if was recruited haevily by either bYU or Utah?

Hondo
Scottsdale, AZ

Busta,

Anyone who has been on these boards for any amount of time knows that Chris B is a BYU fan trying to make Utah fans look bad. It's painfully obvious. Yet you and others continue to fall for it. Sooner or later, you'll catch on.

As for claiming that Kyle promises one thing and then does another - please substantiate your claim with cold hard facts. Neither speculation nor conjecture stand as evidence.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

This kid was 16 as a freshman and will be 19 as a senior. From what I've heard, he'd be a nice-to-land type, but not a show-stopper to lose. It's said he's a decent all-around athlete, but not widely considered to be top-tier talent as a QB. He'll be 20 when he enrolls in college and has essentially maxed-out his growth-potential. He's dominated significantly younger kids while in H.S.

He'll end-up elsewhere, other than at QB. In terms of offers, to date all 3 in-state schools offered, along with Hawaii/WISC, per Scout.

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