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Published: Saturday, Aug. 10 2013 6:25 p.m. MDT

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Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

The uniqueness and standards of Brigham Young University will always have appeal to high quality individuals. These two sound like the sort of kids that would take your grandmother across the street holding her umbrella for her on a rainy day. It is a great day in Cougar Nation.

UgottaloveMaxie
Salt Lake City, UT

You are correct. byu does have some great young men. It would be a great place for a kid that grows up idolizing byu football and who wants to be at byu with lots of other Mormons to hang out with. That said, Utah offers all the same benefits.

BlueNtheFace
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

UgottaloveMaxie: It would be a great place for a kid that grows up idolizing byu football and who wants to be at byu with lots of other Mormons to hang out with. That said, Utah offers all the same benefits.
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Yeah, well the reality is that the BYU package is, and always has been, appealing to the non-LDS athlete who likes the standards and can live by them. Not just the Mormons who grew up idolizing the Cougars. Utah is the "lite" version of BYU in the cultural aspect. They'd be settling by going there.

WTG Tyler and Cedric. You'll love your time at BYU. Kick butt!!

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Cedric Dale, another solid 3 star commit. Great to have these guys coming to BYU, looking forward to watching u both!

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Welcome Cedric to Cougarnation! Thrilled to have another solid 3-star recruit (Rivals, Scout, ESPN) on board. Scout ranks him #62 in his position, and Rivals notes his 4.4 forty time. Thrilled to have stolen him away from Texas Tech. 2014 is shaping up to a really solid class. Go Cougs!

Cougar_Independence
OMAHA, NE

@Ugottalovemaxie

BYU is far different from Utah for potential LDS students. First, BYU encourages religion in the classroom, in fact, BYU students are required to take 14 credits of religious based classes. At Utah, you can't mix religion with education. Most professors at BYU start class every day with a prayer, at Utah, prayer is not welcome in the classroom.

BYU is very different from Utah and a very different environment. BYU is and always will be the crown jewel of all universities for LDS students & athletes, similar to how Notre Dame is the crown jewel for Catholic students & athletes. Utah will never be able to change that, regardless of how many Pac12 stickers you put on your car.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

" ........ That said, Utah offers all the same benefits...... "

Then why didn't he choose utah??

From the video - he looks like a young version of both Van Noy and Ziggy Ansah with his size and speed. I definitely get the sense that the BYU defense is going to be solid for years to come. Keep up the good work Bronco!

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Now they just need to offer Alex Suchesk at running back and then we'll have another deep backfield for the years to come.

Go Cougars!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Well, the Cougars actually seem to be putting together a pretty respectable class this year between Cook, Warner (if he doesn't bail for SC or UW), Takitaki and Fonua, with a couple other guys with pretty decent speed as well. Turning a new leaf, or will this be a blue moon of a class for them?

kaspercasey
gilbert, AZ

I'm really liking this recruiting class a lot better then last years. BYU is getting some really talented kids and beating out some big time programs to get them. Last year it seamed like BYU was just competing against themselves for a lot of the commits they got. Great article.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Nick Kurtz just tweeted out that he committed to BYU. Nice!

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

Welcome to BYU! You'll love BYU and the atmosphere. Will it be different? YES! But different good, not worse.

It is so very funny to hear ute fans say Utah is the same as BYU. This is the same group who foam at the mouth pointing out differences when recruits are trying to decide. The comical irony couldn't be better.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

Having attended both universities and with a father, father-in-law, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins being Utah graduates, I can honestly say there's a HUGE difference between BYU and Utah in standards and behavior. Sure you can find great kids with high standards at Utah, not necessarily LDS, and BYU students who obviously never had any intention of living the standards at BYU, but the atmosphere and culture at each school are vastly different. I had many Utah professors who were openly antagonistic towards the LDS church and its doctrines. Any Utah fan trying to equate the two universities is simply blowing smoke.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

WR Nick Kurtz just committed to BYU!

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

UgottaloveMaxie
Salt Lake City, UT

You are correct. byu does have some great young men. It would be a great place for a kid that grows up idolizing byu football and who wants to be at byu with lots of other Mormons to hang out with. That said, Utah offers all the same benefits.

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No we don't! We're a secular school not a religious school.

For example, if they have a problem playing on Sundays then BYU is the only place for them. The TSH (Tradition, Spirit, Honor) program down south is the only place that will give them strict LDS lifestyle.

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU would have had this recruit if they had stayed in the Mountain West. Wasn't there supposed to be a bump in recruiting from going independent?

DC
Alexandria, VA

SoonerUte - See Kurtz's commit today.

Koloss
Hampton, VA

So what you Cougar fans are saying is at BYU religion is forced upon me but at Utah I can choose whether or not I want to be religious.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ Koloss. No one is forced to go to BYU. Some choose to go there because they want religious influences. When I attended BYU, I considered myself very fortunate because I knew there was a long list of excellent students who would love to be in my place.

Koloss
Hampton, VA

@Mountanman,
I wasn't saying people are forced to go to BYU. Just because you go to a public school doesn't mean you have to give up your convictions.

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