Herriman High's Francis Bernard names his in-state favorite

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  • DWhitmore89 West Jordan, UT
    June 1, 2012 2:21 p.m.

    Whit knows what he is doing, he is not going to offer this kid. Good luck at YBU. By the way, I saw Herriman play Skyline and Olympus. Bernard looked good v Skyline and pretty good v OLY. Oly just keyed on him and made their big QB throw. Way too many dropped balls by the WRs. They also could not block. I would think with that many kids, they could find a receiver that could catch and block. If they do, teams will not be able to key on Bernard, and he will have another big year. I just don't think the Utes need him. They are loaded for years to come at RB. The Kewgs could use anything they can get.

  • bulldog72 Holladay, UT
    May 23, 2012 8:53 a.m.

    Utah has said they would offer Bernard if he would give them an early commit, but he is not ready to commit yet

  • Cougars1 Bluffdale, UT
    May 22, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    Whittingham knows he can get 80% of the in-state recruits that he wants,

    That is a false statement. Look no further than the fact that Troy Hinds chose BYU over a Utah that wanted him very badly. 80%.....in your dreams. You can't even back up half of what you say on these boards.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    May 19, 2012 11:58 p.m.


    If he chooses a non Pac 12 instate school it will probably be a mutual decision(he's not Utah quality of a player).

    The article is generous in saying there has been some attention(yet I don't see Whit has offerred a scholarship).

    Whittingham knows he can get 80% of the in-state recruits that he wants, which is why we have 2 BCS games, 2 BCS wins, 2 undefeated seasons, and a BCS invitation.

    Bronco is focused mainly on setting up powerhouse firesides and competing for another WAC championship.

    The future of football in Utah,

    is UTAH

    May 19, 2012 11:25 p.m.

    Chris B,

    You are exactly right, he is big on the PAC 12, but notice Bernard would take a non PAC 12 school over a PAC 12 school if he stays in state? Wow, ever wonder why so many good football players make that choice?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    May 19, 2012 9:14 p.m.

    So he wants play for a good team that plays against great teams every week and does well against those teams?

    Well that excludes BYU(see half WAC schedule and 0-8 against best 6 teams played last 2 years).


    He's big on the Pac 12. Can't blame him. The BCS is a beautiful thing.

    I heart my BCS membership, 2 BCS games, 2 BCS wins, BCS money, and BCS quality athletes.

    And byu does not have any of those things

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    May 19, 2012 4:57 p.m.


    Of the 7 comments on this article only one is from a BYU fan and this is it in its entirety.

    "So much for mighty utah." - CougarBlue

    That's it. Nothing else. No heisman proclomations, no Walter Payton comparisons, nothing at all.

    Instead we have 6 utah "fans", like yourself, trying to make points of no relevence to what is real.


  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    May 19, 2012 12:51 p.m.


    "When will all the foolish hype and mindless postings end?"

    When BYU drops its football program.

  • TheNun Granstville, UT
    May 19, 2012 9:05 a.m.

    Man all the cougars are out in full force on this one, as they think it matters where one kid decides to play, in the "in state rivalry".

    The bottom line is, there are 100's of kids just as capable, who we've never heard of, that would be happy to play at Utah, BYU, Boise State, or whoever offers them a scholarship. Just because this article ended up in the DNews, people here are making it out like this kid is the second coming of Walter Payton. If he doesn't sign in-state the cougs program will fall apart.

    Good luck to this kid, wherever he ends up. Hopefully, he'll progress to the point he can actually play D-1 football, even though after reading the article, people have him winning the heisman. When will all the foolish hype and mindless postings end?

  • footballisgood Holladay, UT
    May 18, 2012 9:40 p.m.

    Good Lord, he is a 17 year old kid. How about we don't pick him apart on a public forum? Nothing wrong with dreaming big - the kid can flat out play and seems like a nice young man, and I will bet that he gets an opportunity at a big out of state school. BYU has offered, Utah has not. If Ute fans (I am one) want him to go to Utah, maybe they should tell the Utes to recruit him harder.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    May 18, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    Oregon State?

    He must be 17 and still in HS. Can we please not put these kids comments out there like this. It really makes them look like, well...kids.

    Keep working hard and stay in school.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    May 18, 2012 12:55 p.m.

    So much for mighty Utah.

  • Timp South Jordan, UT
    May 18, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    Ha ha.. No kidding.

    Kid should just worry about getting another option (i.e., offer) and not having BYU pull their scholly by him playing the game too long..

  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    May 18, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    Sounds like this kid just wants to find a large school in Pac 12, that is bigger than Oregon State, that will help him get to the NFL, that is out of state and that will offer his friend a scholarship and that is not University of Utah.

    If he can't get all of that, he'll go to BYU?

    Sounds like a reasonable kid.