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Published: Tuesday, June 24 2014 9:20 p.m. MDT

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Indy
St George, Utah

Looks like Utah is going head to head with Weber State for its recruits now.... Oh wait... Weber State never offered this kid?
No other offers at all? Hmmm.... It's good to see PAC-10.2 membership is paying off!

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

@indy

If you read the article, you'll find that the reason why Barton, the younger brother of the Utes' 4-star recruit, was not more heavily recruited is that he was injured and did not play. Hence, he was not on any team's radar. But knowing that both his mother and father were star athletes at the U helps to give an insight as to his potential. He'll be fine playing for a team that is a member of one of the Big Five Conferences, as opposed to playing for a team that is trying to be taken seriously as they try to beg their way into the Big 12.

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

Indy,

Big brother Jackson Barton could have attended any college in the nation. Nearly every powerhouse program wanted him.

He chose Utah. Byu was never considered.

If he turns out to be half as good as his brother he'll be more than capable of delivering more humiliation in your rivalry games in the future.

5, 6, 7 in a row? Easily. You think 4 in a row is tough to swallow?

We're just getting started.

The future of football in Utah, is PAC 12 proud Utah.

Go see if the big 12 left you a message

CCS
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Hey St. George Indi. Congrats! You.ve managed to alienate both Utah and Weber State fans. Next post, try for Utah State and SUU. Why antagonize Dixie State also?
I know it's difficult playing 2nd fiddle and fighting to stay relevant. But it won't help placing the Cougs more on the proverbial island. Hang in there and prey you can bust into the Big 12. Or else get your school to concentrate on club sports in the future.

PacUtes
Salt Lake, UT

It's not important how many stars people label on players.

Max-was-right
springville, UT

It's not important how many stars people label on players.

Oh ya, until its a BYU player were talking about, then ITS ALL THAT MATTERS...

65TossPowerTrap
Salmon, ID

How many stars? Sorry Ute fans, but your buddies always bring that up with BYU recruits.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@PacUtes,

While you are right that stars don't guarantee anything, the average star rating of a team absolutely matters.

Does it guarantee wins?

NO, but neither does scoring lots of points, practicing, having a good coach, working hard, eating right, lifting weights, or running to get in shape.

But those things help.

A 5 star has been proven to have the highest chance at making the NFL. A 4 star has a higher chance than a 3, a 3 higher than a 2.

Overall, on average, the recruiting services get it right.

If you go look at who is winning national titles - they always have among the highest average star recruiting classes leading up to their championships. No coincidence

Go UTES

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Why are WCC fans even on this article?

Black&Blue
St George, Utah

Chris B.

"While you are right that stars don't guarantee anything, the average star rating of a team absolutely matters."

Well than your Utes are not in a good spot at all.... Your current roster has less 4 star athletes than a team you call mid-major.

This might hurt a little...

Scout
4 star recruits on Utahs Roster = 4 ( Langi, Poutasi, Lutui, Barton)
4 star recruits on BYU's Roster = 11 (Warner, Kearsley, Hinds, Mangum, Apo, Stout, Rowley, Kaufusi, Wilson, Bills, Hine)

Rivals
4 star recruits on Utahs Roster = 9 (Lewis, Hansen, Langi, Salt, Thomas, Poutasi, Langi, Barton, Scott)
4 star recruits on BYU's Roster = 9 (Warner, Kurtz, Kearsley, Hinds, Mangum, Apo, Kaufusi, Bills, Matthews)

ESPN
4 star recruits on Utahs Roster = 2 (Lotulelei, Law)
4 star recruits on BYU's Roster = 9 (Blackmon, Nacua(ESPN 300), Warner, Kearsley, Hinds, Pauu, Mangum(ESPN 300), Apo, Kaufusi)

Congrats to this kid for getting his dream offer! He has a great opportunity to get a good education and play football. I hope he finds a lot of success!

Black&Blue
St George, Utah

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0,

"If he turns out to be half as good as his brother he'll be more than capable of delivering more humiliation in your rivalry games in the future.

He chose Utah. Byu was never considered."

BYU never offered Jackson Barton a scholarship... So how do you figure? And neither Barton has taken a meaningful snap of D1 football. For all we know the older 4-star brother could be a bigger flop than Jake Heaps and the younger No-Star brother could end up playing on Sundays.
Either way, I hope every young man committed to or currently on Utah's roster finds success. These kids work hard and sacrifice a lot to get these opportunities. It's not right for anyone to degrade or downplay this big step and accomplishment in their lives.

Taysom4Heisman
Heber City, UT

@2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0

"Big brother Jackson Barton could have attended any college in the nation."

Indy was never talking about Jackson. He was talking about Cody.

It's hilarious that you think Cody is an automatic hot-shot simply because his brother had a lot of offers.

I'm not saying Cody won't be good, but basing your prediction off of his brother is ridiculous.

"He chose Utah. Byu was never considered."

According to ESPN's recruiting, BYU never offered him. So while you claim that Jackson never considered BYU, it looks more like BYU never considered him enough to offer. Whether it was football performance, academics, or moral standards, he just wasn't quite good enough for BYU.

But he was perfectly fine for utah.

@GoRed

If he was really a dominant athlete, he would have lots of offers anyway. Yes, injuries may have slowed down his recruiting, but he oviously is not a complete unknown, considering utah offered him. I'm sure many other teams know him and have evaluated him. And there's a reason they haven't offered.

IRS Agent
PROVO, UT

@chris b

Did you seriously just ask why the fans of another school/conference are on a Utah article? Seriously? Go look at every BYU article for the last three years, and see who is usually the first person to comment. Oh the hypocrisy.

Go Utes
Salt Lake City, UT

Congratulations Cody! Welcome to the team!

UtesBy5
Syracuse, UT

@taysom4what?

"According to ESPN's recruiting, BYU never offered him. So while you claim that Jackson never considered BYU, it looks more like BYU never considered him enough to offer. Whether it was football performance, academics, or moral standards, he just wasn't quite good enough for BYU.

But he was perfectly fine for utah."

FYI, Jackson Barton was rated the #1 recruit in the state of Utah, #4 national at his position and #70 overall nationally, by Rivals. "Wasn't quite good enough for byu"? Thanks for making my day with your humor!

I think we both know byu didn't have a chance for Jackson so they didn't go after him. Jackson signed with the Utes during his sophomore year of high school and both parents played on the hill.

You questioned his moral standards and academics? Jackson is a great young man and he graduated with a 3.9 GPA. Why can't you just admit that some kids want to play for the U and others want to play for the Y?

"But he was perfectly fine for Utah"... 57-34-4, 4 in a row, 9 of last 12, 14 of last 21. You're right, he is perfectly fine for Utah!

81Ute
Central, UT

@Black&Blue

All that talent and they still can't beat the good teams on their schedule (Why is that?).

CMO Beaver
Beaver, UT

the BYU folks are pathetically desperate to get in a major conference, you can tell by their recruiting posts all over this section of the news

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Welcome home Cody!!

Cody will have stars after his name when all is said and done. He is having a great camp season, and will be a star on Brighton's football team this year. No worries from this Ute about his current lack of stars.

Indy: That is really funny since byU yearly has several recruits with only byU offers. We'll see in the end how many offers he has, and how many byU signees have only byU offers.

Black&blue (from Utah beatdowns) - What 81Ute said!

IRS agent: You are exactly right! Chris B and all of his reincarnations are constantly on byU's articles. Oh the hypocrisy is right.

However, there are MANY byU fans who are constantly on Utah stories - just look above and below for a small sampling of those who cannot get through a day without your Utah fix. To you and all the others, we Utes say thank you for your support and your love for all things Utah! You are welcome on Utah stories any time - you provide us with much entertainment!!

Go Utes! Get ready for 2016 byU fans - the Barton boys will be ready to pick up the beatings!

JSwaggDaddy
Heber City, UT

@Utesby5

Regardless of the recruiting rankings, BYU did not find him good enough to offer him.

And it's not like BYU isn't focusing on offensive lineman in recruiting. We have recruited that position more heavily than any other over the last two years.

And no, it's not because we didn't think we had a shot and just gave up. That's just not true with recruiting. If BYU wanted him (even if he was a long shot) we still would have thrown an offer his way just in case he was interested.

By the way, you aren't allowed to sign as a sophomore, or a junior for that matter. EVERYONE signs early February of their senior year.

Maybe you meant he committed sophomore year, which still would leave him available for a BYU offer...

If they actually wanted him.

IRS Agent
PROVO, UT

@ VegasUte

I understand that there is constant posting both ways. The hypocrisy lies in one of the biggest offenders making the complaint. It isn't usually the waterfowl hunters or Grads&Dads that complain, because they know they make the posts. It is just that the biggest abuser is the one crying foul.

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