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Published: Monday, July 8 2013 7:10 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

When you look at the number of kids the past few years who had offers from byu, usu, and Utah, the majority of those kids pick Utah

Which is no surprise when we are in a previous PAC 12 conference and byu and usu are home dreaming of a power conference calling

The recruting domination certainly is correlated to our 5-1 record against in state opponents last several years.

Face it, byu fans and usu fans would be ecstatic if the PAC 12 called(we won't), if they knew what a bcs bowl was like(they don't), and if their biggest challenge was deciding how to spend the money pouring in

Go utes! The premier university in the state!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I can't imagine why he would want to have home and homes with Oregon, Stanford, USC, ucla, and Michigan and be in rose bowl contention every year instead of having his season over after the first loss(in byu's case at the hands of their rival Utah)

I am shocked the idea of a WAC/mwc title isn't appealing


Payson, UT

Welcome to the ute nation!

Take advantage of your time away from football as a missionary, but don't forget to stay in shape ;-) [emoticon]


The Warrior Ute

Love to see a tough, home grown Utah kid like this commit to the Utes.

Best of luck to him this year and in the seasons to follow.

Go Utes!

Ogden, Utah

Chris....you forgot to mention how many stars.

Chris A
Salt Lake , UT

Chris B

Keep saying whatever you want to make you feel better. You should be happy with the 5-7 result of last year as it is the best year you will have in a while.

Cache, UT

@Chris B
Obsess much? You know, I'll define it for you. To preoccupy or fill the mind of (someone) continually, intrusively, and to a troubling extent.
The Utes got one. The Aggies are better than them right now. The Utes are afraid to play the Cougs. Sad.

Harrisville, UT

Rivals has him at 7 stars which will be the average stars for the ute commits going forward. behold the prestige, the glory the might of the pac 11.1.

Hyrum, UT

To Chris B:

I do think other in-state schools missed out on this guy. He is good. Probably too good for the Utes... since they are on the decline and are now appearing to be a has-been football program. Time to try rebuilding.

I guarantee you no other in-state university is currently envious of Utah. They are the only division 1 school in Utah who couldn't recently qualify for a bowl game. Little brother USU took them to the woodshed last season. And Utah has fought it out with Colorado for the PAC cellar each year they've been a member. As such, Utah currently has very little to brag about (and even less after September) and so is envied by no one. It's purely delusional to think otherwise.

I wasn't going to comment on this, Chris, but your hilarious comment forced me too. The record needed to be set straight.

Hyrum, UT

P.S. (to Chris):

I have to admit that Utah does have the premier women's gymnastics program in the state. But in sports world reality, that's currently about it. Sorry to have to burst your overly inflated red bubble. But that's the reality of how life currently is on the hill.

U 90
Corona, CA

Chris A., if 8-5 results can only be built on the backs of Idaho, Hawaii, Weber State and New Mexico State then I'll take 5-7.

md, let me get this straight, Utah wins the last 8 of 11 and you think they're now afraid to play BYU? Brilliant logic!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Sounds like a good get for Utah. A good showing at the poly camp probably sealed the deal. It also looks like the Utah Haters have come out in force. It's a good thing they have Utah's last season to bust on; because they can't say squat about the previous 9; or the fact that even in the mist of their worst season in 10 years they still beat the nomad of college football from Provo.


Idaho Falls, ID

Kudos to this young man for desiring to study in December rather than play football.

BYUtah Fan
Herriman, UT

Looks like a good pickup for Utah. Maybe after going on a mission he will discover the better way and transfer to BYU. Either way he seems like a good kid and deserves continued success.

Orem, Utah

Chris B

You need to read the whole article and have a little perspective. He only held offers from USU and Hawaii before he committed to Utah. Utah has been recruiting him since his sophomore year. Now that does not mean he is not any good. For example: Cody Hoffman who plays for B.Y.U. has been rated by Athlon as a top ten wide receiver and his only offers were from Sacramento St. and B.Y.U. It happens every year there are in state recruits that choose Utah over B.Y.U. and in state recruits that choose B.Y.U. over Utah or Utah State. Also next year the BCS goes to a 4 plus one model. It could happen that Utah wins the PAC-12 title and does not get invited because their are 4 other teams in BCS conferences that are either 12-0 or 11-1 that they would rather invite. Congrats on the recruit!! You won a recruit!!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

"He held offers from Utah State and Hawaii at the time of his commitment. Schools like BYU and Boise State were showing increasing interest." -- Brandon Gurney

I don't know anything about Boise State's interest, but the Indy-WACers were more than just "interested". Rivals (and Scout for that matter) is showing they'd "offered".

Does anyone know if Christiansen is a 2-way player? Rivals lists him as a DT, but the article refers to him as an OL. And so does his size. 6-4, 305 sounds more like an OL than a DT; especially for a high schooler.


morganh, it really doesn't make any difference either way, but Rivals, Scout and ESPN recruiting services all list him as having been offered by BYU, Hawaii, Utah and Utah State.

Sounds like a nice pickup. With a lot of work in college, he could have a story similar to Zane Beadles and Tony Bergstrom as very good, but lightly recruited local line products who took their game seriously enough to develop into all-conference and NFL picks. Good luck, young man, but take care of the mission first.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Too bad such great talent is going to waste at a declining program. HE would have been much better off going to USU or BYU if he wanted to stay in state.

St George, Utah

Hypocrisy at it's finest.
If this kid had committed to BYU all the Ute trolls would be out in force downgrading him due to the fact he is unranked by every major recruiting service. But because he signed with Utah he is a "tough, home grown kid" and a great addition to any team.

BYU's 2 and 3 star recruits aren't looking so bad now are they?

Preston, ID

Basically U 90, he is right. The Utes have admitted that with the Pac schedule the ooc schedule needs to be cupcake, and BYU doesn't fit that mold, so yes they are "afraid" to play BYU. Plain and simple. They are also afraid to come back up to Logan, thus the buyout of the previously scheduled game in Logan next season. Pretty sad to admit as a Ute that you guys are scared to come back up to Logan to play because you know the most likely outcome.
The arrogance of a lot of the Ute fans is making it continually harder to cheer for all the instate teams.

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