VIDEO: BYU top recruit Tanner Mangum high school highlights

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  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 4:16 p.m.

    In this article BYU fans seem to quote Nike Elite 11. Ute fans quote each other.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    Bleed Crimson

    "How do you base your bias assessment?"

    Same way biased Utah fans based their biased assessment.

    Only in this case, the evidence is clear:

    Mangum and Hill > Wilson and Hansen

    Especially when you throw in a brand new, still wet behind the ears, 24-yo OC to run the show.

    Every once in a while a player doesn't live up to expectations, but BYU has a long history of producing great QBs. Heaps was an exception, not a trend. Heaps had the skills, but no leadership or fire. Mangum is every bit as talented as Heaps, but Tanner also has the leadership and fire IN SPADES. I have no reservations hyping Tanner, because he's already demonstrated a level of maturity that Heaps never has shown.

  • Bleed Crimson Sandy, Utah
    Feb. 4, 2012 2:10 p.m.

    @ SportFan

    "Mangum and Hill > Wilson and Hansen, that's just the way it is"

    Says a delusional Y? fan who hasn't seen any of these quarterbacks take a snap of division 1 college football yet. How do you base your bias assessment?

    I remember last year when Y? fans were dishing out Heaps > Wynn, well we all know how that turned out. Are you sure you want to Hype up your quarterbacks again after the Jake Heaps experiment failed in every aspect of the game?

    Keep on hyping up your quarterbacks, your going to be very disappointed again after another thrashing by the Utes.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 12:46 p.m.

    Hillarious, P Ute, when you've played and lost, put your redtailed feathers between your legs and run.

    Mangum and Hill > Wilson and Hansen

    that's just the way it is

  • cougblood FARMINGTON, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    The star system is ridiculous, it is reminiscent of the way the BCS handles D1 football, all by comparisons, not evaluated by direct competition on the field (playoff system).
    This year, during the elite 11 camp, Trent Dilffer made a really interesting comment about Mangum and how when he took his first snap during 7 on 7 he completely changed the feel of the camp and the competition really started. The difference that he noticed when Mangum stepped up was the fire and competitiveness that he injected into the competition in conjunction with his skill and accuracy. (Heaps has a ton of talent but has no fire and was unable to inspire those around him)
    Gunner Kiel never made the elite eleven cut off but is still rated the #1 QB by the currently unreliable rating system. When he competed directly with other QBs they outshined him, Tanner Mangum outshined them all and was named the overall elite 11 MVP.
    BYUs future looks promising

  • Proud Ute ,
    Feb. 4, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    You're right Ducky..... spewing nonsense just to get a reaction can be kinda fun.
    Thanks for playing SportsFan.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Feb. 4, 2012 8:27 a.m.

    Very impressive young man. Mangum looks to be a better runner than what I had thought. He won't be a runner like Riley, but it looks like he can scamper if he needs to or has a clear path.

    I'm predicting we'll win the National Championship with Mangum as the starter, his first year back from his mission. :) (JK, but I thought I'd put it out there to get the Ute trolls riled up.)

    The QB pipeline looks very promising in Happy Valley. I am anxious to see if Hill and / or Olsen will redshirt in 2012. I think it will depend on whether or not, Bronco / Brandon see one of them as the starter in 2013.

    After Spring and August practice, if Munns is seen as the starter for 2013, I think Hill and Olsen will be redshirted. If Hill or Olsen is seen as the potential starter in 2013 over Munns, I don't think they'll redshirt so they can get some valuable live reps in 2012.

    The incoming talent should consistently be able to deliver 10 win seasons, even with the upgraded schedule that's ahead. And who knows, with a few lucky bounces of the ball, we could have a magical season like we did in 1984.

    Looking forward to seeing Mangum when he returns.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 1:19 a.m.

    Proud Ute

    more like Utah fans over-compensating with fits of jealous hysteria at the meer mention of BYU signing the MVP of the Elite Eleven QB camp

    no worries, U got one of the 24 participants in the camp, just not one of the Elite Eleven, way to go little brother

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Feb. 3, 2012 9:13 p.m.

    BYU has alot of top notch QB's in the program and coming and QB should be a pretty solid position, I hope Mangum has a great mission and comes home ready to work hard and show how good he can be.
    I'd love to hear about the two RM's that just got home and enrolled at the Y at the start of the winter semester. Taysom Hill sounds interesting.

  • Proud Ute ,
    Feb. 3, 2012 6:27 p.m.

    I'm sure he's a fine young man and a fantastic athlete who will do well at the Y.
    Timing is curious though, so soon after letter of intent day.......Just wondering if the DN/Cougar propaganda machine is over-compensating.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2012 5:56 p.m.

    Tanner Mangum is going to be a great college QB, but as great as he is a player, he's an even better person.

    Welcome aboard Tanner. Enjoy the ride.