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Published: Saturday, July 20 2013 12:50 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

5'8"? A good fisher would throw him back. 0% chance of him going pro unless he is the greatest return man in the country.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

So does he have any bcs offers?

The article mentions schools that may have taken a look at him, but did any of the 50 bcs schools deem him worthy of an offer?

Again I don't know, just asking.

All I know is rivals doesn't even know who he is.

I found someone by that name who played several years ago

I will go out on a limb and guess since he wants to attend byu that he is a one or two star?

And if you think stars don't matter, nick Saban disagrees with you

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

I can't find any information about Shelton on any of the major recruiting websites.

Highland, UT

No idea how good the kid will be but it is great to know how much he wants to be at BYU. We'll look forward to seeing how he progresses and it sounds like he was desired by a good group of schools.

Rexburg, ID

He looks like a good addition to the defense.

Ps If you pay attention to Chris B, Michael Shelton must be a 3 star or higher recruit since Utah recruited him as well. LOL

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT


It seems odd that Shelton was desired by so many schools without being profiled on any of the major recruiting sites.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Funny...the kid used to be 5'10 when he was recruited by Utah. Did he shrink by signing with BYU?

That was a fun highlight reel. He probably starts right off on special teams while playing back up on D. He appears to be a speedster with strong hops. He also wants to be at BYU. He should be a great fit for the cougars.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT


I wonder if Auburn, Duke, Georgia Tech, Oregon State, and others are as surprised as Utah. Couldn't find his name of any recruiting sites as having an offer from any other school than BYU. In fact, only scouts identified him with no other information other than receiving an offer from BYU.

He may have read an article in a local newspaper with a mention of these schools and he interpreted that as those schools having an interest in him. Or maybe it was suggested by an anonymous source that it would look really good if he had been recruited by such schools. No matter, somehow Utah will recover from this set-back I'm certain.

springville, UT

Howard, go ask coach Whitt about this young man, he was recruiting him.

He really want to play at the U, but decided that playing in a bowl game each year is a little more important than being on a pac ten punching bag

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

I see my little sister is throwing another one of her temper tantrums because hardly any of our 4- and 5-star recruits have been nominated for post season awards. That's particularly galling, since I've heard that you only have to be in the top 70 or so at your position in the country in order to be nominated. Sure wish we had a national recruiting presence so we could pick some quality recruits like Michael Shelton.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

So zero bcs offers?

Byu fans again not answering the question

Speaks volumes!


For all you Utah fans infatuated with everything BYU, you've got about 8 weeks to gloat. Have your fun now because the utes are about to receive gut stomping.
And why no smack on the basketball articles?

St George, Utah

Obviously none of you watched his highlights. This kid has elite speed, and great instincts. He is a ballhawk with multiple Int's, and a big hitter. The only recruiting service he is listed in is scout. But that really means nothing. My neighbors son does not have a profile with any recruiting service period, but after a strong showing at the All-poly and UofU elite invitational the Utes offered him a scholarship. there are more important things than the amount of stars next to an athletes name. its all about attitude and willingness to work your butt off.

Hopefully Michael can come in and make an impact in the secondary.

Orem, UT

Welcome aboard Michael!

I see that you're already making the crowd up north nervous, which is always a good thing.

Layton, UT

Nice get byu.
Nobody that is Anybody wants him.
Just like the team he committed to.

St George, Utah

Chris B,

So explain to me how a 3 star QB came into the SEC as a RS Freshman and broke multiple records on his way to the heisman trophy? How could a 3-star athlete possibly do what the 5 stars couldn't? Recruiting rankings have only been around just over a decade, but it is clear that the number of stars next to a name makes no difference.
Infact Tim Teabow is the only consensus 5 star recruit to win the heisman. And he has been a dud in the pros.

Orem, UT

Gotta love the jealous avalanche of denial from the kids on the hill.

Another recruit that the Utes desperately wanted until the moment he committed to BYU.

Surf is Up
Miami, FL

I thougth I was commenting on an article about BYU but can only see comments from utes. Whats up with that? Oh, yes, that's right, it's Saturday; most of them are out actually working.

Chris B. Seriously, do you have a job or anything; or do you sit in your parent's basement all day slinging insults at all things BYU?

And to keep the DN sensor guys happy, and to stay on topic: A player's star rating is subjective. It can't predict actual outcomes.

Ever hear of a guy name Eric Weddell? I don't believe he had a lot of stars (if any), but hey, coaches at the U rolled the dice on him. The rest is history.

But therein is how your scale works. It doesn't matter (stars or no stars) if a player is coming to the U intead of BYU.

Layton, UT


byu is just an average basketball team in one of the smallest conferences on the planet.
Went 1 and out in their tournament. Failed to qualify for the NCAA's. Expect the same next year.

Provo, UT

Looks like a good athlete. The fact that he's a two time Junior Olympian can back that up!

Go Cougs!

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