Brad Rock: BYU, Utah recruiting still lacking dazzle

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  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 8:40 p.m.

    I enjoyed watching the Cougar recruiting special and thought Bronco seemed much more personable. I also thought it was interesting that the U and five other programs wanted Anae, as confirmed by Bronco and Anae on the show.

  • Ben H Clearfield, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 4:05 p.m.

    Has there been a measurable improvement in recruiting since Utah joined the PAC-12? The improvement seems imperceptible. I thought the Utes would be getting 2 or 3 5-star recruits every season. But right now, it looks like it's the same-ol, same-ol. As for BYU, the change in mission age will handicap them until 2016, they have almost nothing to offer for the next 2 seasons. This year is the best it will be for a while. Utah State has definitely improved, but isn't it also possible that Utah has finally grown large enough to truly support 3 FBS-level programs. Utah State has caught up because there is, at-last, enough to around. No wonder they didn't want Weber State in the WAC.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 12:33 p.m.

    And Rock writes this same article, year after year, after yar.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    Wow - reading the article two things stood out to me.

    1 "...BYU is one of 16 programs ranked in the top 25 in five of the past seven years." This puts in perspective this years recruits ranked in the mid 70's. (How many of these players were drafted in the NFL?)

    2. How justified it was to rank coach Whittingham as the number one coach in developing lowly ranked players to where they were drafted in the NFL.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 11:25 a.m.

    I have read many of your two star stories, but none of which I would classify five star...I guess it is just harder here in the Mountains, to be five stars, that is.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 10:44 a.m.

    Brad Rock... you end asking the question "why all the buildup?"
    If you don't already know the answer to that question, then you are in the wrong profession. To those of us who are excited and enthusiastic about local college football, year in and year out (and come what may), the answer is totally obvious.

  • Mark321 Las Vegas, NV
    Feb. 7, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    As a BYU fan, I thought it was hilarious that Alabama went into BYU and Utah's backyard and stole the number 1 quarterback prospect (5th best quarterback prospect overall nationally). That was low, but it is Bama.

  • Jim1027 St. George, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 8:38 a.m.

    The odds are in favor of a team like Alabama repeating because of their talent and, most of all, their depth. Another team may have players as good for their starting lineup but Alabama's second and third string is as good as anybody's first deep.

    More than talent, is attitude. The Alabama's expect to win. They expect to pull it out in the last second. They have the coaching to do it, also.

    Utah beat Alabama in a bowl game several years ago. Destroyed them, really! It shows it can be done.

    With a great scheme, some luck, and players playing at their best, any Utah team could beat any other team in the nation, on a given day. That makes it great.

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    Feb. 7, 2013 7:21 a.m.

    Maybe you ought to define Dazzle -- then we would know what they don't have --

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Feb. 7, 2013 5:43 a.m.

    Keegan Hicks picture shows some dazzle.