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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 16 2013 8:30 a.m. MDT

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Cheyenne, WY

yeah it was a great pickup. Utah also got a good commit the day after the Stanford game.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

"The 6-foot-6, 215-pound prospect considered offers from such schools as Arizona, Utah, ..."

Wait! How can this be? I thought Utah was slurping up all the good LDS recruits. I thought Utah was winning ALL the recruiting battles with BYU. I thought Utah's Pac-10.2 membership gave them the upper hand with all recruits.

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

@EdGrady - Bragging about a single recruit is like a team who brags about winning a single quarter in a football game but loses the game. Call us when you out recruit Utah in a full recruiting class.

Cheyenne, WY

@lifelong Ute
I don't thing EdGrady is talking the whole class there have been comments that Utah is getting most or all LDS recruits he was just showing that is not true.
PS. look at recruiting services Utah may have a hard time filling out the recruiting class with their current offers.

Cheyenne, WY

Recruiting battles this year BYU 4 Utah 1,
Currently Utah has offered 133 scholarships for 12 commits.
BYU has offered 37 for 15 commits.
Yes Utah has a better star ranking this year. But may have to fill out their class with 2-star or less players. Most higher stars player offered have committed elsewhere, or barely looking at playing for the Utes.
5 more 3 star recruits Utah has a shot at.
from 247 sports
Good luck all Utah Schools.
Trolls are annoying

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

No worry because we really didnt want him anyhow because he doesnt have enough stars and cant win anyboby without more stars. And he wouldn't do good in our awsome bcs power conference without stars like us.

Cheyenne, WY

How much does the honor code affect recruiting?
I wonder what BYUs classes would look like if they could offer to anyone.
Nobody knows but a good question to think about.

Cheyenne, WY

More top 25 ranking
Apparently the Pac-12 doesnt care about titles anymore.
last one disputed 2004

Cheyenne, WY

Just a few number from 247 sports
Utah 2011-2014 average recruit-84.19 remove utahs outlier (83.67)
BYU 2011-2014 average recruit-81.12 remove BYU outlier (81.9)
UCLA 2011-2014 avg. 86.8 remove outlier (88)
USC 2011-2014 avg. 91.6 remove outlier (93)
outlier removed was the value farthest from the mean.
Utah best recruiting year was 2011. BYUs best this year (last year was way off the mean).
So by ranking philosophy: so on a 99 ranking. BYU is 3.07 percent lower than Utah.
Utah 2.61 below UCLA, and 7.41 below USC.
I may be mistaking but Utah still has around 13 scholarships for next year so they could go up or down (after analyzing 247 sports list of Utah offers and athletes considering utah, probably down)
BYU class is almost complete (after analyzing outstanding scholarship offers, and the athletes considering BYU will probably trend upward)
UCLA and USC did not go as in depth. my guess is UCLA will trend upward and USC downward.
I believe the outlier is a more accurate number to eliminate unique qualities in the numbers)
There are the statistics of recruiting

Cheyenne, WY

thanks Black & Blue for being respectful to everyone.
Go Utah Schools

St George, Utah

I also find it interesting that only 2 of BYUs 16 commitments are from the great state of Utah.

While 7 of the 12 University of Utah commits are instate recruits.

...Makes you wonder who has the national brand...?

St George, Utah

I also found it interesting that of BYU's 16 commitments only 2 come from the state of Utah. And of Utah's 12 commitments 7 of those are in-state recruits.

.....Makes you wonder who has the National Brand...?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

He will be awesome six stars before he is done with playing. He will totally donimate PAC weak teams because he works harder and we are high levels of execution.
Tons of awesome TDs and first Downs will be catched.

Lindon, UT

All this back and forth is ridiculous. We all know that Texas, USC, & Stanford out recruits most teams, yet they all have losses to those with far less stellar recruiting ratings. Of course, every school tries to get the best recruits but it doesn't guarantee wins. Utah just proved that and BYU proved it last month. Some people are desperate for a spitting contest.

Cheyenne, WY

Why are you so stick on recruiting?
I work in math, the more you have gone on about it the more I find out the argument comes down to 1-3 percentage points.
Congrats you have won the recruiting classes. Just saying 1-3 percent is not a lot.

Vancouver, WA

Not that stars matter but lets look at the 2015 recruiting class since 2014 has already been touched on.

4 stars= 2 committed
3 stars= 1 committed

0 Commits

Seems to me BYU's recruiting is going up and good players are committing early. I guess Utah has to wait until the other PAC teams pick over the players and the Utes pick up the scraps.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

My, my, my. A certain Utah fan is really taking this news hard.

West Point , UT

I think it's safe to say that espn recruiting service doesn't share the same glowing outlook on the future of Utah football. By scouts & ESPNs services the trend is upward for BYU and downward for Utah. In fact if the current trend continues, this may be Utah's worst recruiting class since announcing it's new PAC12 membership. What?...you mean winning in a big conferences matters, not just the PAC12 logo on the field. Who would have thought.


Cheyenne, WY

Statement from tv stats experts
BYU 9 most views college football team since 2011-2012
Does not mean a national brand but people are watching.

Cheyenne, WY

belligerent comments by either side about stats and assumptions. It's quite comical.
Just learn to respect one another this is crazy.
Go utes and cougs

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