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Published: Thursday, Jan. 16 2014 12:35 p.m. MST

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Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

I love this young man already. Hope he excels in the game of football at BYU but also that his life is blessed with the full measure of what God has in store for him.

Cougar Blue 1
Henderson , NV

Welcome to the family Trey. Go Cougs!

Voodohound99
Provo, UT

RE: Who am I sir,

It was clear that he was firm in his commitment and therefore, received few offers. These "star" ratings are subjective assessments from the so called experts based on the kind of attention they get from the "Power" conferences. If he wouldn't have committed to BYU and received offers from Texas and others his stars would have followed.

Levin
Reno, NV

Dye! Dye! Dye!

Cougarista
Salt Lake City, UT

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

When you commit early most rating services lose interest. How many stars did Eric Weddell, Jake Heaps or Dennis Pitta have?

Uncle festis
Pasadena, CA

It's easy for byu to be your only choice when they're the only football team to offer you a scholarship..

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

He probably will be a big improvement over what we saw on the field this pas season.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Cougarists,

Rating services lose interest?

LOL! Wrong! Rating services are in the businesses of rating players. They don't simply stop doing their job because a kid verbally commits.

You couldn't be more wrong.

And what do the stars of Weddle, Heaps, or Pitta have to do with anything you are saying?

Are you saying the all commit extremely early and therefore their stars were lower than they oterhwise would have been? Wasn't heaps a 5 star, so not sure what point you are trying to make.

If you are trying to suggest stars don't matter, let me reply with another LOl!

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Chris, I think Cougarista abbreviated his/her thought, which you then of course pounced on.

When a young man commits to a program, and makes his intentions firmly known, most other programs stop showing interest in that young man. When said young man has no scholarship offers from any major conference schools (because he has already committed to the school of his choice), ratings by rating services begin to drop, or never climb to begin with. It leaves an anomaly, because the young man may or may not be a better player than the services rate him, due to lack of scholarship offers.

Weddle, Pitta, and Hoffman are all examples of players who played well above their ratings. Heaps is an example of a player who never lived up to his ratings.

Does that help?

Swishfrom3
Salt Lake City, UT

listening to you typical BYU fans and Utah fans argue...every day...same old stuff...its no wonder high profile HS kids in Utah would rather play at Stanford, Wisconsin, UCLA, etc.

you guys that argue every day need to get a life.

Gone fishin
Seattle, WA

CB,
How did your stars do this year?? Stars do not matter if they play for a terrible program.

Maverick
West Jordan, UT

Championship or bust!

drplumb_nuts
Lindon, UT

I have been fortunate enough to watch Trey grow up. I am so impressed with who he has become and wish him all success in life and on the field. I am happy he is actually coming back to Utah so we can go cheer him on.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

I loved Trey when he lived in Cedar Hills and played youth football with my son. Parents are awesome people and he is going to be a great addition to the BYU program. BYU needs kids like him.

Dave in AZ
Snowflake, AZ

Sounds like a wonderful young man. Good speed and articulation. But, I hope he decides to go on a mission first, and I hope it's soon as it will help him for the rest of his life, starting in football when he gets home from the mission field!! Go Cougs! (That's what my wife would say if she was here!)

Sparkley Briefs
New York, NY

It's great to see a young man get a shot at his dream and for BYU to get a quality player and person. Good luck Trey!

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