Utah Utes football: Travis Wilson at home at the U.

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  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    July 23, 2011 10:40 a.m.

    Wilson is a great pick up for the Utes. Mangum seem very poslished and will be good; very accurate. As for Wilson I think he needs a little more polish but in the end has the makings of great QB and in the end you can't teach size and being 6-6 lets you read the field over tall offensive and defensive lines far better than shorter QBs meaning he doesn't have to move from the pocket to see down field = quicker strikes.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    July 23, 2011 8:00 a.m.


    Clearly the best was determined by the coaching staff. Starting the week wearing a gold jersey for a couple of days helped their decision. Being an Elite 11 MVP is a distinction from the 13 that did not make it. Deal with the obvious.

  • gchris rock springs, wy
    July 22, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    Maybe the real reason Wilson chose Utah was because he knew that at BYU he would evetually have to beat out Tanner Mangum. Good choice, Travis.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    July 22, 2011 4:47 p.m.


    Did you coach any of these players?

  • ET Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    July 22, 2011 4:37 p.m.

    This is all silliness. Everyone knows that Chase Hansen was promised the qb job!

  • hedgelog Idaho Falls, ID
    July 22, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    Wilson was good at the camp but noy elite! Just like his utes. Now Mangum, well another Elite11 MVP for the Cougars!!!

  • LovemesomeCougars LAYTON, UT
    July 22, 2011 3:54 p.m.

    "hes performed very well and is expected to be ranked within the top 11 at weeks end."


    Now that Tanner Mangum kid, he's something ; )

  • carabaoU Moab, UT
    July 22, 2011 1:55 p.m.

    41 more days

  • uteowl Sunnyvale, CA
    July 22, 2011 1:17 p.m.

    @ SGT_UTE

    You really want to take one of the top QB in the nation and move him to defense? I agree his size might make that look like a good move, but I don't think so unless we get an even better QB prospect on board. Just one Ute's opinion.

    How many days 'til the first game? I can't wait.

  • T-Mac Meridian, ID
    July 22, 2011 12:03 p.m.

    Travis looks like a great recruit for the U

    Hope he and Shreve push Wynn to a higher level of performance

  • 1984 for life Salt Lake City, UT
    July 22, 2011 10:27 a.m.

    @ sammyg | 11:30 p.m. July 21, 2011
    Springville, UT

    Only in Springville does the amount of stories in the Deseret News determine a team's relevance.

  • WoahTurbo Murray, UT
    July 22, 2011 10:07 a.m.

    There is a castle, and there is the moat
    When we win we will always gloat
    If you're not on board, get off the boat
    Even when it's cold I wont wear a coat

    go utes

  • AggieLuva South Jordan, UT
    July 22, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    This is such a good get for the Utes. I'm actually really excited about this one. I sure hope he grows up very fast because they are going to need him ASAP. They don't have anyone else that is even close to making them successful in the PAC. BYU is in great shape, and Utah State is actually in great shape at the QB position as well. It's great to live in Utah and have so much talent in the pipe line just waiting for their chance. Great get Utah.

    Go Aggies, Go BYU and Go Utes!

  • CT98 Saint George, UT
    July 22, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    I hope the Utes do well in the Pac 12 and prove that the State of Utah has some great Football talent to recon with. Travis is a great recruit for the Utes. I love the coaching staff at the U and wish them well this year. I'll cheer on the Utes in every game except the one on September 17.

    Go Cougs, Go Utes.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    July 22, 2011 9:07 a.m.

    This is great for the future of our program. It will be a lot easier to compete in the PAC-12 with a QB like Travis Wilson.

  • Silent Lurker Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 22, 2011 8:46 a.m.

    @ rational

    Norm Chow was born in 1946.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 22, 2011 7:59 a.m.

    Great get for Utah. Big and athletic. I wish him luck.
    The best thing about both Utah schools having QB's in the Elite ll is that it eliminates a lot of the chest thumping that those with low IQ's like to post about the recruiting success of their school.

  • SGT_UTE Fort Hood, TX
    July 22, 2011 3:58 a.m.

    This guy makes my insides tingle. We're gonna have a hard time picking out QBs in a few years. I almost want to move this kid to defensive line, much like Kruger, and let him chase down QBs and swat balls out of the air. With his size, opposing QBs wouldn't be able to through to half the field.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    July 22, 2011 12:48 a.m.

    Good for Wilson. Seems like a nice kid.

    I can't see the Utes NOT being successful with Whitt at the helm. Great defensive coordinator, and gets smarter as a head coach all the time. Yeah, the Wyoming onside kick was weenie, but that was a long time ago, and he was new as the HC.

    Hiring Chow was a great move. Chow didn't prosper in Tennessee, and not so much in UCLA, either, but he had a great career at USC and BYU. Obviously he is a great draw as a recruiter, he has connections in Hawaii, and he knows the PAC. Smart, smart move by Whitt.

    Of course, you have to wonder how long Chow will be able to coach. He is older than the average coach. He went to the U when it was the University of Deseret, so he knows the history and tradition. In fact, I think he was the ball boy on the '44 NCAA basketball team.

  • Classless Ute Fan Magna, UT
    July 21, 2011 11:58 p.m.


    The number of stories about a team on a particular newspaper website is not what I would consider making them relevant. I've seen articles posted daily on ESPN about the Utes football. Maybe if they got more Utah dedicated writers on this site, you would see more information. But since the church is affiliated with this newspaper/website, you would expect to see more information on the team that they really sponsor.

    So, I'd rather see my team with daily articles on ESPN instead of some local news outlet. But thanks for trying.

    Can't wait for the season to begin. It is going to be an exciting season. It will be great to see Travis lighting up the competition in a red/white uniform.

    Go Utes!!!!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    July 21, 2011 11:30 p.m.

    Wow, a Ute football story after a long drought. Utes are relevant again... ho hum.

  • El Chango Supremo Rexburg, ID
    July 21, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    In all seriousness, it appears that both schools are getting a couple phenomenal QB's! I read that Boise State also has a QB at the camp.

    It'll be fun to root for these three programs in the upcoming years.

  • El Chango Supremo Rexburg, ID
    July 21, 2011 10:58 p.m.

    Tanner Magnum was rated as the #2 QB in the camp after today... just sayin!

    And Tanner Magnum is a cooler name that Travis Wilson...

    Tanner Magnum could throw a football over them mountains!

    Go BYU!

  • sports fan Provo, UT
    July 21, 2011 10:40 p.m.

    IIt is exciting to be a college football fan in the state of Utah! Can't wait for the season to start! Go utes!

  • showmeyatd's Pleasant View, Utah
    July 21, 2011 10:02 p.m.

    Congrats to Travis Wilson for most likely cementing his place in the final 11. I read a report that had him listed at #5 after today. It's pretty remarkable that 2 of the top 11 QB's in the nation will be playing in the state of Utah.