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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4 2014 6:50 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Just noticed that the USU 2014 recruiting class is ranked 13th. No, not in the country, but 13th in the WAC. There are 13 teams in the WAC. Utah is also dead last currently in the Pac 12. USU's recruiting class averages 2 stars. Utah's is 2.61. Utah's 2.61 would be good enough for #1 in the WAC, which just goes to show that players on average would rather play for ANY team in the Pac 12 than they would in the WAC. And it's not surprise that with Utah's recruiting being worst in the Pac 12, yet ahead of every WAC team, that the Pac 12 went 14-1 against the WAC(and wac-like byu) last year.

And for those who want to bring up the big fish thing, shouldn't every fish want to be as big as they can? A "small fish in a big pond" like Utah is still bigger than a "big fish in a small pond"

Go ahead and tell us stars don't guarantee wins. Neither does coaching, practicing, or even scoring lots of points. But those help, as does having better players. And yes, on AVERAGE recruiting services get it right.

John S. Harvey
Sandy, UT

Not much statistical difference there Chris, it has been (and will continue to be) interesting to see the "flips" to USU this week.

Looks like a great recruiting class for USU, and most likely it will be a really good coming year on the field as well. USU likely plays for it's conference title again and in the post season. Since we don't play Utah in the coming year we won;t get a head-to-head comparison but early indications are that USU should finish ahead of the U of U in the national rankings.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Glad to see that the Aggies are worrying you enough to keep following them closely Chris. Just be thankful your utes don't have to play Keeton in his final Aggie season and Whit's final season.

Sambonethegreat
Salt Lake City, UT

Judging by the postings of one Ute troll, Coach Whitt must be awfully glad his team doesn't have to face a senior Chuckie Keeton in Logan. But whatever, I suspect Coach Whitt won't be at Utah anymore in 2015.

It must be nice for the Utes to have an athletic director like Chris Hill. Anyone who is afraid to step up to the plate and compete with the in-state schools on fair terms is a genuine class act and a true warrior.

nampaaggie9
nampa, ID

that's cool stang, shows a lot of class hoping players from schools you don't like get hurt, stay classy.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

John Harvey,

If you dont think there is much difference between 2 and 2.6, you couldnt be more wrong. Its no surprise EVERY Pac 12 team beat EVERY wac team in recruiting. Yes, that is statistically significant and shows the disparity between the leageus.

Sambonethegreat
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris can have the star smack and PAC smack if he wants. It doesn't change the fact that Utah's recruiting classes have consistently been going down in overall value the last few years. USU's have been trending up.

Utah staring down a possible third straight losing season probably doesn't enthrall recruits much, either. I bet it will play out something like this for them next season:

Idaho State: W
Fresno State: toss-up
Michigan: L
Wazzu: toss-up
UCLA: L
Oregon State: L
USC: L
Arizona State: L
Oregon: L
Stanford: L
Arizona: toss-up
Colorado: toss-up

Utah's seventh offensive coordinator in seven years will probably be looking for a new job along with Coach Whitt come 2015.

Mark it down!

BYUSU
Wellsville, UT

@cb
Yes, that is statistically significant and shows the disparity between the rest of the PAC 11 & U.

AggiePride
Logan, UT

Utah signed 7 guys that USU offered, USU signed 5 guys that Utah offered. The race is getting ever closer! I love flipping guys from red to blue!

tinplater
scottsdale, AZ

Hey AggiePride, don't you know that the guys that flipped to USU really weren't wanted by Utah? Chris B will explain it to you.

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