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Published: Saturday, June 29 2013 10:25 p.m. MDT

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AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

From Aaron--

"I just had to make a family decision," Sharp said. "It was really my mom who wasn’t on board with Utah. She wouldn’t be able to see me play and I'd be real far away. I had to go with K-State. She'd be able to see the majority of my away games because they play in Texas a lot. That was a big factor."

This wasn't a matter of Sharp immediately regretting his pledge to Utah, or even an issue of committing before he was ready. The 6-foot-3, 188-pound pocket-passer thought he'd made the right choice.

BigCougFan
Cottonwood Heights, UT

After reading past comments from Ute fans I didn't think this ever happened up on the hill... they act like it's only at BYU.

Golly gee, I guess what goes around comes around.

Don't worry, it's not the end of the world and you don't have far to slide in the rankings without this kid.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

sammyg
Springville, UT

Carson... my favorite follower

Meltdown?

Meltdown is term copyrighted and trademarked for Ute athletics. No further explanation needed

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Meltdown is being punked at home by 40 points and then transferring to Kanasas.

Hope Sharp gets a chance to beat Heisman Heaps at Kansas.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

sammy: "Or maybe this kid is just using his mom as a kind way to dump your program after he dug into Ute athletics a little further."

Right. Makes sense. Because you can really learn A LOT MORE about a school that you've been looking into for the past 6 months of being recruited (if not longer) in the hours between your verbal commitment near bedtime and waking up in the morning to your family's opinion and promptly making a call to change the commitment.

You are usually the one that actually makes logical snide comments. But this one is a full-blown duckhunter-sized conspiracy. Let's hope you are joking, because if so it's one of your funnier comments to get under Utah fans' skins. But if not, that's embarrassing...

ekute
Layton, UT

"Meltdown" when byu panicked and went independent.

"Meltdown" when byu starts into their "big boy schedule".

"Meltdown" 54-10.

"Meltdown" failure, 3 times in a row...last year.

"Meltdown" every time byu plays Utah.

"Meltdown" every time byu plays a ranked opponent.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@gored

Uh.....just about every commitment BYU has this year are players that have committed to them over BCS schools. Fail. LOL!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@stg

What's embarrassing is utah "fans" trumpeting this 3 star kid all over the comment sections here for the last day as if they had just gotten a commitment from an actual stud, then having him change his commitment so fast that those comments barely had time to be approved.

LOL!

But seriously folks!
Salt Lake City, UT

With utah athletics on the decline who could. blame him. It is good to be a COUG with plenty of talent at qb.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

It is what it is. Sharp needs to go where he feels he has the best chance to succeed. If he feels K-State is the place, then K-State is where he needs to be.

Rivals rated Sharp to be the #17-ranked dual-threat QB in the nation, so he certainly WOULD be a prized recruit no matter where he goes. It's unfortunate that we missed out on this fine young athlete. Nevertheless, Utah will get by. Likely with ANOTHER 17th-ranked dual-threat QB -- Brandon Cox -- who had already signed his LOI with the Utes last February. Utah will be fine.

GO UTES!!!

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

Duckhunter--

"@stg

What's embarrassing is utah 'fans' trumpeting this 3 star kid all over the comment sections here for the last day as if they had just gotten a commitment from an actual stud, then having him change his commitment so fast that those comments barely had time to be approved.

LOL!"

If you were at all in regular contact w/the various recruiting services, you'd already know that his stock rises daily, in particular with Scout, and he's expected to receive a bump upward on his rating, per Insiders.

FYI--Scout, in general, hands-out the fewest 4-/5-Star ratings of them all.

Duckhunter--

"@gored

Uh.....just about every commitment BYU has this year are players that have committed to them over BCS schools. Fail. LOL!"

Not in the least bit surprising that you'd be on here "touting" a class of recruits whose majority consists of 2-Stars, per Scout! LOL

Remember, 2-Star byu's recruiting "prowess" has been steadily in decline ever since their decision to go the way of indy-oblivion! LOL

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

There's no shame in Utah losing out to a legend like Bill Snyder for a recruit. Honestly I think this kid is making the right choice considering how well Collin Klein did last year and the staff at KSU that can hone his dual threat abilities. Utah has actually recruited the QB position much better than in years past already so they'll be fine at that position. Travis Wilson was rated higher than Sharp, and Cox is rated about the same (#27 on 247, & 17 on rivals).

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

Wow, I heard this kid almost made the mistake of his life.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

ThomasJefferson

"Now let's face it, Utah generally has more talent at the skill positions that BYU. BUT, QB isn't one of them. There have been a few decent Utah QB's over the years, however BYU is known is considered one of the premier QB factories in College football. QB is not a position Utah has or will ever be on par with BYU!"

More myth than fact, actually. Back in the day, meaning decades ago, they were viewed in this light. However, although Beck/Hall were above average [both from my Alma Mater down here in AZ], overall, neither accomplished what AS/BJ both accomplished for us, for instance, which is precisely why Athlon [if I remember correctly], when listing the 50 best QBs during this current BCS Era, included the latter 2/excluded the former 2.

The '80s are long gone, ancient history, in fact!

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

AZUTE1

"The '80s are long gone, ancient history, in fact!"

Ty Detmer won his Heisman Trophy in 1990, and both Detmer(1990 and 1991) and Steve Sarkisian(1996) won Sammy Baugh Trophies during the '90s.

It's laughable how inconsistent Utah fans are with their "ancient history" labels.

In football, 1996 is ancient history.

In basketball, 1997 and 1998 is like yesterday, in fact 1944 was not THAT long ago.

btw, if Alex Smith and Brian Johnson were really as good as you pretend they were, why didn't either of them win a single national individual player award?

Neither won the Davey O'Brien Award (nation's best quarterback)
Neither won the Sammy Baugh Trophy (nation's best passer)
And neither even came close to winning the Heisman Trophy.

Alex has been a mediocre QB in the NFL and BJ didn't even make an NFL roster.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

antiBCS--

"Ty Detmer won his Heisman Trophy in 1990, and both Detmer(1990 and 1991) and Steve Sarkisian(1996) won Sammy Baugh Trophies during the '90s."

Please....Ty Detmer overlapped both decades and the vast majority of those QBs people think of when considering their QB history, predated 1990!

Neither '90/'96 are within this current BCS Era, thus don't qualify for Athlon's BCS Era 50 best ranking I referenced.

FYI--BCS Era started in '98!

My original point was that 2-Star byu's not known today for what it was known for decades hence, while illustrating UTAH does in fact lay claim to its own history of highly-successful QBs, thus rendering entirely false the comment to which I initially responded!

AF/BJ achieved unbeaten seasons, leading their respective teams to historic glory seasons, including each winning a BCS Bowl Game while being prominately spotlighted on the national stage! Beck/Hall didn't!

What possible relevance does The NFL/what any of these players from both schools may/may not have accomplished at that level even remotely have in discussing performance while playing College Football?

Team obviously trumps individual per Athlon, although AS/BJ earned individual accolades, as well!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Duckhunter: "What's embarrassing is utah 'fans' blah blah blah"

Umm cool? What does that have to do with my comment, or me, however?

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Also, Duck: "Uh.....just about every commitment BYU has this year are players that have committed to them over BCS schools."

Just about every... except for Chambers (1 school, Kansas, is not "schools"), Dye, Dawe, Herring, and Pau'u. That's 5/8 committed players. So just about every commitment, except for the majority of them. To finish your quote: "Fail. LOL!"

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

cougsndawgs--

"Honestly I think this kid is making the right choice considering how well Collin Klein did last year and the staff at KSU that can hone his dual threat abilities."

Although KSU coaching staff's ability to do per above is true, UTAH's is equally capable, which is something Aaron Sharp knew perfectly, himself, as this consideration played no factor, whatsoever, in his final decision to switch commits. The lone consideration related exclusively to affording his mother/family greater access, via closer-proximity, to being able to more frequently attend in-person his games.

With all other considerations being equal, KSU's location on the map won the day for them in forcing Aaron's hand per his final decision!

Otherwise, general agreement with balance of comment.

We're currently recruiting LA's QB PP Big Ben-Like Donovan Isom, who's stated UTAH #1, Miami #2, as he nears heading down-the-stretch. DI makes it unequivocal that location/distance will have absolutely ZERO influence on his final decision, which he'd optimally prefer making before his senior season commences, although a later date works for him, as well, IF necessary!

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

antibcs--

"btw, if Alex Smith and Brian Johnson were really as good as you pretend they were, why didn't either of them win a single national individual player award?"

You're the designated authority on it? I'll answer, once you provide access to this "source" of yours, wherein it states authoritatively that a QB is not deemed, "really as good as [AZUTE1 (allegedly)] pretend(s) (he was)", unless he wins, at minimum, a single individual player award. Deal?

Meanwhile, I'll allow the Elite-accomplishments of both AS/BJ do their talking, things Beck/Hall never even remotely sniffed and, IMO, would've traded any/every individual stat they have next to their name--Whether significant or otherwise per normal standards or merely due to typical 2-Star byu exaggeration of something's overall import--To have achieved what our kids achieved.

Heck, max hall cried upon 2-Star byu's miracle win over Bradford-less OU they believed to be Elite, when in fact they were barely above Mediocre, at best, ultimately finishing year unranked after hovering all year long around .500 [Airport Celebration/Parade/LOL]. Imagine his reaction to have in fact actually done so [i.e., 2008 Alabama]?

Ute buster
Salt Lake City, UT

Boy, the Ute fans can really dish it out on BYU articles but can't take it when BYU fans come on to their articles. Pretty typical of an inferiority complex.

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