Brett is not only a hard worker and good athlete, he is a good person as well.
He is a devout practicing mormon, and never fails to support his teammates, no
matter how what national rank we are. Thompson will work hard for BYU and
become the best he can be. Good luck, Brett!
Utah fans make me laugh. "Never heard of this kid before this article. Big
deal." They all act like the 53rd ranked reciever is an also-ran. That's funny.
BYU's next highest ranked reciever that has committed is at 77. The funny part
is that Utah's highest ranked reciever is at 179(Chanzell Porter). And their
making fun of BYU?! Now there's some good old fashioned Ute logic for you.
UCLA as this recruit will witness california at it's best then understand why he
got offered BYU.
Please define the word "heare." No wonder you refer to your posts as coming
Never even heard of the kid before this article. Big deal. Good luck, I hope
he enjoys his days at BYU.
I know for a fact that both austin and Brett have grown sick of the comparisons.
All they did was go to the same High school years apart. Brett may know the
Collies well, but he does not know Austin that well considering that Austin has
been on his mission or in Provo for the last five years while Brett has been in
El Dorado Hills BTW he had only played three years of football, while Austin was
raised by a father who played CFL and NFL.
Next on Utah's list of schools to play in Utah is Dixie and then Southern Utah.
I heare BYU-Idaho has some decent intramural teams.
Your rationalization for playing Weber is too funny. Who's next, SLCC, another
in-state school? Maybe you don't want to play a school with higher academic
Watch the tape of Harline humbling Weddle in 2006. Someone who runs his routes
is better than a hot-shot D back. Try watching last years game and tell me
Collie on 4th and 18 is not better than Utahs great defense.
lost another one. sure, you didn't really want him in the first place.
Dick ever bother checking any facts before he gives his opinions? Granted he's
a columnist and not a reporter, but a fact once in a while would be nice.
That's ok, we'll be happy to 'settle' for "a guy who runs good routes", because
while he's running his route you're superiorly athletic corner will bite on it
and get burned again on another 4th and 18. It's not always about
the fastest and most athletic.
Hope Brett does very well, but he is not even close to Austin in talent or
football smarts when compared at the same stage.
to Uncle 'Mo @ 8:55 p.m. on 8/19/08 Shouldn't it be Uncle La-mo
(pronounced with the long A sound)? ROFL.
re: Paul | 8:51 p.m. Aug. 19, 2008 >>Actually, it's a 4-4 record
over the past eight seasons, and the Utes fall farther behind if you go back 12,
16, 20, 30 years.
top receiver huh? recruited by byu, unlv, and nebraska. interesting. oh and air
Those who know and understand football realize that BYU just landed a playmaker.
This kid is the real deal and it should bother ute fans that understand the
1. Do you all realize how many potential receivers are out there in hs? There
are literally thousands of starting hs receivers alone so to be ranked 53 is not
bad at all. I mean just what does it take to impress some of you? We still are
BYU/Utah not USC - let's keep a little perspective please.2. Stars
are all about the hype. If this kid had not committed yet and a few other
schools offered (especially another BCS school or two) he would have gotten an
extra star. Let's face it - the ratings are all about hype and that goes away
once the kid commits.3. BYU will always grab a little less talent
for someone who totally buys into the BYU culture. This kid (who obviously has
talent - see #1) committed after his seminary class for heavens sake - I think
he definitely buys into the culture.4. I would add a star simply for
the fact that he dated an older girl in hs. If Collie's sister is now in college
and he is going into his senior year you know he is considered a stud among his
buddies for that feat alone!
Yep, and anyone who loses to them TWICE IN A ROW IN PROVO should never play
college football again.As I said, he'll be known for his best quality, as
a guy who runs good routes, typical of 90% of the receivers down there.
Looks like another kid who will work hard, and do the right things on and off
the field. He will be BLESSED...
This is a pretty good recruit for BYU. It isn't mind blowing that they got him
but it is a good pickup. Both these teams are capable of recruiting players like
this and both teams do. Until they prove something on the field the stars and
hype around them mean nothing.
you speak of UNLV. The U should be very familiar with them. I belive they
pitched a shut out on Kwitt's team last year.Anybody who gets
blanked by UNLV should be laughed out of the conference.
You can't have what you can't get in the first place. Here comes the beat down
Let's go all the way back. What is it, a 20 game advantage?
LOL too funny!
The California schools signed off as soon as "BYU","LDS" and "Mission Trip" were
When will BYU give me a call? I run a blazing 3.9 40, and I'm 7'3", 270 lbs.
with great hands. And as far as conditioning goes, I can run a 4-minute mile on
our boy john beck and harline were both lite this with even fewer stars and im
sure all yewt fans can attest to their potential in college football!!
Come on man...The 53rd ranked WR got pub for committing with BYU. I love the
cougs but please write something noteworthy. BYU does a great job of developing
lineman and QB's, stick with that topic. Northern California
recruits are always overrated, they report on them just to get them in the
spotlight. Recruit WR from So Cal guys and then maybe you can print a story
worth a read.
See you in 3 years
Meh. Nebraska, UNLV, Air Force and BYU recruited this kid. It's not like byu
beat out UCLA or USC for him.
Or, should I say Austin Dynamite!!!I wonder if Thompson can do
nun-chucks and draw awesome Ligers too!Gotta love austin
The fact that no California schools recruited this kid doesn't bother me. I'll
take a great #53 receiver over a #1 Terrell Owens any day. For starters, Mr
Owens would probably have problems with BYU's honor code. I think this kid will
fit in better. Not to dis Mr Owens but BYU has been voted stone cold sober for
how many years now?Also, let's face it in MWC football, this
includes the Utes: PAC 10 schools are recruiting kids that are making the top
#20 at receiver. Both Utah and BYU know this. As a credit to our schools, we can
do almost as much with 3-star recruits as they do with 5-star recruits. BYU
record against the PAC-10 the last few years, Utah's thrashing of UCLA last
year.If BYU and Utah got into a new PAC-12 it would only take a few
years but both the PAC-12 championship and the Rose Bowl attendee would be
decided in the Holy Wars of Rocky Mountain Utah.On second thought,
the PAC-10 had better keep us out of their conference. They know we'd own it
Another yawner of an article. Kind of makes you wonder why not one California
school recruited this supposed stud???
Mendenhall's strategy of making early offers is producing two-fold results:
getting the talent before the competition and creating momentum that other BYU
recruits can't ignore. Scholarships are limited. LDS kids who want to come to
BYU but also want to see if other bigtime programs come calling now have to make
an early decision. And for the past 3 years now, those early decisions are
favoring the Cougars.It's nice to have Uncle 'Mo on BYU's side.
Almost as nice as seeing utah's fans get more and more paranoid as the imbalance
keeps shifting towards the Cougars.
Actually, it's a 4-4 record over the past eight seasons, and the Utes fall
farther behind if you go back 12, 16, 20, 30 years.
How 'bout them Cougars!
Head-to-head they're 2-4 over the last six seasons, not exactly a reason to
brag.Noticed that byu beat out those throwing powerhouses of NE and AFA.
Oh and let's not forget UNLV, who's beaten byu twice in the 2000s in Provo no
less.Wow, another guy who greatest attribute will be that he runs routes
The only consistency at the U of U, is BYU consistently paddling their little
Ute bottoms every year.
the reason he was moved from four star to three star is because scout cut the
number of four stars in half
"Thompson said Collie's name still comes up at his high school and the football
program. "Anytime a point is made about work ethic and how to never take a play
off, coaches talk of Austin Collie," said Thompson.He's a great
player and tremendous example on and off the field."Sounds like
Austin is living right on & off the field after all.
What is this kid thinking? Misguided youth.
You call this news? I heard Hans Olsen talking about this yesterday.
re: Coug4 | 2:23 p.m. The vaunted cougarexpress is probably alot
like Amtrak which I took Reno for Christmas one year; it was delayed 5
hrs. Then took 14 hours to make an 8 hour trip.Stinks | 4:39 p.m.You mean all the Handcart memorials aren't enough to pique curiousity in
ethanol country?re: ute | 4:44 p.m. Aug. 19, 2008 All
the 5 star recruits got to the SEC where real football is played not the watered
down, mamby pamby, all hype & no substance MWC version.
The next time Harmon does some investigative reporting, he should cast his eyes
up at his newspaper's masthead. The name of his paper is NOT the Deseret Morning
News. It is the Deseret News.Nice editing job there, guys! Dick
should look at the company name on his paycheck once in a while instead of just
Nothing special though. If BYU could some how get Manti T'eo, then I would be
pretty scared being a U fan. The kid is an athletic freak and one of the top
recruits in the country. Every top program in the country is after him. I think
he will end of at USC but watch out if BYU lands him. He would be their best
recruit in the last 15 years.
I thought Bronco only recruited 8th graders or players who were already on
He was a 4 star recruit until he began hinting that he was heading to the Y,
then magically he somehow ends up a 3 star..
Please read through your story before publishing. It is full of grammatical
errors that a jr. high'er would catch.
Ute fans don't go dishing us on this kid. He will be good. Bronco is getting
the big physical kids at reciever now, something that BYU has not gotten in the
past. Utah has a great one in Aione Keys if he ever makes it into school. I want
Utah to be good because it makes are victories over them even sweeter.
Relax byu fans! He is a three star recruit not a five star. Both Utah and BYU
are loaded with three star recruites.
Ute fan here, and its too bad that he picked BYU. However, if I were to pick
between the schools listed that had interest, I would have picked BYU too. He
can't be that great if he was one of the best receivers in California and none
of the California schools were looking at him.To the guy critical of
Utah playing Weber (an in state school that was a bone thrown to the coach that
got Utah notoriety), I'm sure the game against Norther Iowa will open recruiting
doors in Iowa!!!
Position rank is 53 not overall ranking. Thanks for not knowing the facts Dick
I know it's tough for the little brothers who are obsessed with posting snide
little comments on every article remotely associated with BYU; just relax. It's
not that bad having a big brother.
He's listed as the #53 receiver, not the # 53 player on scout.com.
Why would the Utes want this kid? We are playing Weber State next year, this
will get our foot in the door of almost every high school player in Ogden city.
..has been added to the arsenal. What Bronco and his assistants are doing with
recruiting has been pretty amazing. This team is only going to get stronger
every year. After a couple more years of BYU dominating the MWC I wouldn't be
surprised to see the Big 12 replace a team like Baylor with BYU.
This is possibly the worst written article I have ever read. The wording is
nothing short of terrible. Have you ever heard of a proof-read?You ought
to feel ashamed D News! Other than that, this is great news for the Cougs.
Not another family connection for this team. Now Austin Collie and this new
recruit will be family. I'm glad BYU got him, but the family and
friends connection is getting too much for me.
Good Job, Bronco and company. Keep on reloading year after year with quality
players who are quality people.
Watching the kids jr year highlight tape, his play looks very similar to Collie.
Could be a great get!
No pun intended. However, the article is a bit misleading. Scout has him at
#53 of all receivers, not all players. Rivals has him somewhere in the 80's for
receivers nationally. Overall assessment? Good for him for choosing the Y, but
this isn't a big story nationally.
another piece of excellent investigative reporting from Dick.
Welcome to Cougartown! We love hard workers! It's good to get on the
Cougarexpress now because this baby is taking off!
Much to the chagrin of Utah fans, the Collie connection continues at BYU.Welcome aboard Brett.
Looks like Utah didn't want him....Let byu have him.
Do you hear that Utah? Shhh. That's right...it's the sound of BYU fans
cheering as we beat you year after year. Here comes the pain train!!!!