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Published: Monday, July 1 2013 1:20 p.m. MDT

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Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

"Oh, quick, where's my star chart?"

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Y dad,
It does not matter how many stars they have, if any. The Utah trolls will be out in force real soon.

Sandy, UT

I don't know...
Ask Dennis Pitta, Eric Weddle, Paul Kruger or Steve Young.
They were all 2-stars or less.

But seriously folks!
Salt Lake City, UT

Looks like a solid kid with a good nose for the football, and he is an out of state recruit.

Hyrum, UT

I agree with Y Grad/Dad. This is usually about this time certain trolls start commenting about how many stars certain publications arbitrarily assign to high school players... in response to the U not getting those players.

But remember one thing. The more you downgrade the star numbers of BYU commitments, the worse it will make you look and feel when you get beat this year on September 21st. It's too much of a stretch for U fans to count on another series of untimely turnovers to allow them another win this year. It's just not going to happen. Usually, the better team wins. And that's exactly what will happen this year. The "stars" are all aligned to allow justice to prevail this year. Wait, watch and see.

Salt Lake City, UT

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Who are you quoting? It's your Duckhunting friend who piles on recruits with no knowledge of them.

Hugh Janis
South Jordan, UT

I give both of these fellas at least 3 gold stars.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Just curious,

There are approximately 50 BCS schools.

Was there even ONE of those 50 schools interested in these guys?

If not, byu is the right place for them

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT


Two star or less players?

I don' see any stars for these two...

Bronco must have adopted the policy that if 2 stars are better than 4 stars... then zero stars must be better than 2 stars.

Aurora, CO

So many of these recruits are either serving missions or are planning to serve. That speaks highly of the caliber of these athletes who could be marching forward in their college football careers yet have chosen to serve two years of their lives to serve others.

Good character is only one of the factors of being an elite student athlete and one that is easily overlooked in recruiting. However, at BYU it is not only one of the factors, but is a major factor. It also is a reason that some very good athletes are not offered scholarships to wear the Y on the helmet.

Being peculiar has benefits and drawbacks but it is what BYU stands for. Glad to have Will Sedgwick and Earl Mariner on board.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

Again, Howie, and Chrissy, we refer you to Paul Kruger, Eric Weddle, and Dennis Pitta.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I can't even FIND these guys in Rivals.

Did Rivals make a mistake?

Tooele, UT

I agree with commentators on the you tube video. He doesn't play like a sophomore. He looks like a perfect fit for the Y.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Rivals rated Sedgwick as a...um...uh....uh-oh. Rivals never even HEARD of this guy.

Oh well. Moving right along.

Rivals rated Mariner as a...uh...WHOOPS! Rivals never even heard of THIS kid either. They haven't even acquired ZERO stars yet.

Oh well. I'm sure these two kids will shoot right up the recruiting charts...all the way up to "2-stars". That's where mendenmediocrity likes to do the bulk of his scouting.

Hyrum, UT

@ Howard S:

Actually, Bronco adopted the policy that it's very gratifying to take low-star players and consistently finish each season with a better record and ranked higher than U with it's supposedly higher-star players.

That means one of two things. Either the star ranking system for high school players is somewhat flawed and thus very subjective, or the Y coaches are getting a heck of lot more out of their players than the U is out of theirs.

Either way, it's an argument you wouldn't be advised to keep pursuing.

Highland, UT


Fail. I almost never comment about the quality of a recruit as I don't falsely claim to know anything about any of them. I do point out the hypocrisy of, and mock, utah "fans" like yourself, or azute, who thinks watching highlight films on Youtube makes him a talent evaluator. I pseronally make no claim to know the 1st thing about the talent of any of the kids utah or BYU signs other than the very, very few of them that i personally have watched play multiple time.

If you are going to try to pass off one of your posts as truthful, especially when it is a complete fabrication, then you need to work a little bit harder.


Hyrum, UT

To Naval Vet:

The same advice applies to you. If you label Bronco's recruiting as mediocrity, and yet he takes those level of recruits and has been consistently finishing football seasons ranked higher in national bowls and with overall better records than the Utes, then what exactly does that say about the U program? It says something lower and worse than "mediocrity".

Bronco must be a pretty great coach to start with what you label as "mediocrity" and finish it by not just going to bowl games, but also winning them. And how does the U compare?? Well, first of all, you have to be able to go to bowl games before being concerned with winning them... And going to any bowl game at all is something that no longer seems to be a tradition at Uteville... no matter how many stars you claim for your recruits.

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

You know I am 1st BYU but also like to see the Utes do well. Do not see the reason to trash each other. Shows little intelligence on either side.

I was in a hospital waiting for a child and they had a Football preview for this coming season. Here is what I read.

1) BYU was 17 points from a 12-1 Season last year.
2) If you go by the stars BYU had more upper stars but less total stars. Per this magazine neither did a bang up job as far as recruiting the "best" players. Utah was a tad higher per this magazine.
3) Utah is predicted to be 11th in the PAC-12. Only Colorado would do worse. Basically they said it will be a long and not so good year. High point was Dennis Erickson may get something going on offense as last year was not good.
4) BYU they say the jury is out. Not sure which way it will go. Tough schedule.

USU they were very complimentary about. 2nd in MTW only to BSU.

Bottom line. BYU could be good. USU should be good and Utah should not.

Hope all do well.

Stansbury Park, ut

@Chris B

ya AND.....

Holladay, UT

Who cares about stars. These guys look like they are going to give their full effort and are great people, that is all I look for. That is all the cougar coaches look for. Stars don't mean anything. ute fans use it as a wiener measuring stick. By the way ute fans weren't you suppose to get better recruiting now that you are in the pac. You only have 6 recruits, what does that say for your program? And most of them are "lower starred athletes" utes have no argument because that program is going down like a sinking pirate ship.

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