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Published: Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:20 p.m. MDT

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Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Huge get by my Cougars.

Springville, UT

And I thought the Utes got all of the local talent?

Whit is losing his touch, he's toast after this season.

San Diego, CA

Looks like having winning seasons does make a difference in recruiting.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

So of the 65 power conference teams, the list of those who offered him is this:

Provo, UT

But I thought everyone wants to play for the Pac10

West Point , UT

That's some pretty legit speed in the 100 meters. Anything sub 11.0 in HS is pretty fast, and they will decrease that time in college. Nice to be getting decent speed and athleticism in the secondary again. Lake from Northridge is also a stud that BYU picked up at corner.

How are all those high star athletes at Utah doing? Apparently they're either over rated or just underachieve because 4-5, 3-6, 2-7 and bowless isn't the right direction. So is it coaching, choking, or what? Lol

West Point , UT

Also after this week I would worry more about being able to keep your 4 stars from wanting to go to big brother! Lol

West Jordan, UT

Good athlete good kid. But we won't know how good till he gets on the field.

Chris B. You should not worry the Utes will get their share of 2 and 3 star guys and continue to do just fine with them…at the bottom of the PAC-12

Michael Romney
Salt Lake, UT


I'm not sad we may have "lost" a guy to byU.

My quotes from June 30 2012 Des News article titled "Utah Utes football: Harvey Langi announces plans to serve LDS mission’"

"Harvey will end up at BYu.......good....."

"Go to BYu Langi........Utah doesn't need you"
"Utah is just fine! Langi NEEDS to go to BYu. That is fine.........please let Utah find guys to "play" for Utah."

Go look it up - I'm glad he's gone.

As for Burt, I can see that Utah declined to offer him. He's not Pac 12 quality(see no Pac 12 offers)

Heber City, UT

@Chris B

You don't seem to understand how this works.

Signing day is still a far way away from us. Many recruits commit to BYU with little to no offers and then have offers from half of the Pac-12 schools by signing day.

About half of our recruiting class last year was that way. Even Fred Warner, Nick Kurtz and Isaiah Nacua, all four-star recruits who headlined our class, committed to BYU with only a few offers, and by the end they had offers from most Pac-12 schools and a few other power 5 teams.

I'm not saying this kid is the next 4 star player with offers from Stanford, Oregon, or Alabama, but I guarantee you he will have a few power 5 offers before all is said and done.

Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B

So of the 65 power conference teams, the list of those, besides Utah, who offered Cody Barton is this:

* crickets *

Honestly, the tunnel vision you have when it comes to rating recruits is hysterical.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I hope we win.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Sub 11 100 speed in Utah is very rare. Those guys usually come from out of state and are slated as running backs. This is an early commit, and a smart one by the Cougars.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

We will still win you because he isn't 5 star like our players.

Go Utes!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"But I thought everyone wants to play for the Pac10"

Most folks out west do. And so might Burt. If you look at Rivals, he's listed as a "soft verbal". Those sorts of commitments are pretty common for athletes who have 0 other FBS offers, but are holding out hope for additional opportunities. If Burt wants to play in the Pac-12, he'll first have to earn a Pac-12 offer. Until then, he can at least be assured of a roster spot on a small-ball midmajor squad.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Provo, UT

But I thought everyone wants to play for the Pac10


They do. That's correct.

Unfortunately, this young man had no offers from any Pac 12 school. He had some interest from Utah, USU, UNLV and Boise State. But just ONE offer: BYU.

Thanks for dropping by.

Eagle Mountain, UT

I hope both BYU and Utah get the athletes they want. This is a year when Utah doesn't play BYU. What both programs need is very similar. They need to win games. Even the challenge is similar. BYU can't afford to lose more than two games and it would be better for them to run the board, and Utah needs to be bowl eligible, preferably with 7 wins or more. Neither has an impact on the other this season. The challenge to do this is daunting for both of them, given their past seasons.

None of the recruits will have an impact on this season, and possibly the next season as well, including Langi if he ends up at BYU. One would expect Langi to redshirt this season, at least if he has a season he can do that with. A lot can happen in a year. Who knows if the coaching staff at Utah will be in the same circumstance as they are this year. By winning a lot of game pressure could be removed, or by losing more than six games, they could be gone.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Dang awesome. we are so good at recruiting and stuff.

Highland, UT

@tomahawk red

"They do. That's correct."

Really? I can make a loooooooooooong list of players that don't, starting with the one transferring you have all been whining about. lol

CTJ fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Ute fans are hilarious, talk about a little brother complex. Have no idea why so many respond on Cougar article's? You guys spend all your time trying to tear down everything BYU does, I guess that makes you feel better with your inept team right now. Just so you know Ute fans, BYU's class was rated quite a bit higher than yours last year! The funny thing is you'd of thought that going into the Pac12 you would get anybody you want in the state, but you still don't win the in state recruiting, how pathetic is that. Well those of you who spend your days reading BYU articles will no doubt try to justify why this happens and will probably have a few harsh words because thats what happens when you don't have a good argument. One thing for you to remember you will never see me writing on a Ute article, do you know why? Because I have absolutely no interest in that team, maybe you should learn from that!

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