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Published: Friday, May 2 2014 2:40 p.m. MDT

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scenic view
Baltimore, MD

B12?

"4th string QB at a power conference school"

Actually, BETTER than the projected starting QB at power-conference, bottom-dwelling Utah.

Trent Hosick (3-star Rivals #19 QB, 4-star Scout #33 QB)
Kendal Thompson (3-star Rivals #21 QB, 3-star Scout #36 QB)

Hosik Offers: Missouri, Arizona St., Arkansas, Baylor, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa St., Kansas, Kansas St., Minnesota, Northern Illinois, and Northwestern

Thompson Offers: Oklahoma and Tulsa

Hosick
Ht: 6'2"
Wt: 215 lbs
40: 4.57 secs
Vertical: 33 inches
Class: 2013 (High School)
STRENGTHS: Field Vision, Poise and Leadership, Running Ability / Mobility
WEAKNESSES: Accuracy / Consistency

Thompson
Ht: 6'2"
Wt: 180 lbs
40: 4.57 secs
Vertical: 31 inches
Class: 2011 (High School)
STRENGTHS: Field Vision, Running Ability / Mobility, Touch
WEAKNESSES: Accuracy / Consistency, Arm Strength, Size

And let's not forget, Hosick would have a couple of years to learn the offense while playing behind Travis Hill, before competing with Tanner Mangum.

Thompson is being thrown into the fire with only four weeks to learn the offense.

wahului
Stockton, CA

Who is Travis Hill? Yes, I know you meant Taysom...who as we are in the process of undeniably witnessing, has not only the speed, strength and talent to be a truly elite quarterback, but the smarts and work ethic to make it happen. Not there yet, but definitely pointed to that destination. No young athlete is pre destined (limited) in how fully he can develop his physical gifts. Some have tremendous talent, but are unwilling to put in the necessary work to develop potential into reality (Jake Heaps). Others have limited talent but are doggedly determined to get the most possible out of themselves at any cost (Riley Nelson). Taysom is a unique blend of the best of each of these sets of characteristics, plus a lot more. Everything I've seen from him so far tells me he can be a great one, and that we're likely to see it sooner rather than later.

Oh, and BYU IS UNQUESTIONABLY THE BEST SCHOOL IN UTAH IN MANY WAYS.

GOOOOOOOOO COUGARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV

Juxtaposed "It appears to be a better situation than Kendal Thompson because he has more than just 1 year of elgibility left."

So does Thompson.

Also, the article states that he would battle for the starting position in 2016 , assuming Hill stays for all four years of his eligibility. Where would Hill go?

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

Riley Nelson was a blight on BYU's proud QB tradition.

Proud Ute
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Can't blame Riley,Bronco kept starting him, that was the problem.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

Riley Nelson did everything he could, and gave more than anybody could reasonably ask. Whether he was the best option at quarterback or not, he is NOT a blight on anything BYU.

Chamberlain
Salt Lake City, UT

Y Grad / Y Dad

Well said!

If Jake Heaps had had half the competitiveness that Riley Nelson had, Jake would have been a Heisman Trophy candidate.

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

"Another sign of 'me first and the heck,with loyalty from players and coaches' . . ."

It's very easy to sit back and lob those types of judgements at kids from the comfort of your bedroom or office. The reality is, if I feel like I have the talent to be a starter and it doesn't appear that I'm going to get the chance at my present locale, why would I feel bad about deciding to transfer? Some guys stick around, despite being stuck to the bench for four years (which most QB's are, really), and are satisfied. Good for them. James Lark, I admire your loyalty, but we'll never know (and you'll never know) how good you could've been.

This is not the same as transferring multiple times or leaving after your junior year for greener pastures. This kid has virtually his whole career ahead of him. I don't begrudge anyone trying to find the best fit for long-term success, though I'm skeptical of guys like Matt Carlino, who have had every opportunity and, at this point, have proven that they are what they are.

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

He must have potential, the trolls are excited.

WON84
PLANO, TX

LOL, of course the first bunch of comments on an article about BYU football are from Utah fans. Some things never change.

This would be a good pick-up regardless of the QB's status at Missouri. Mauk took over and will start for the foreseeable future. Doesn't necessarily say anything about Hosick.

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