High School football: Star Woods Cross linebacker Sean Barton picks Stanford over Utah, Washington

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  • Pac 12 Fever Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 11:53 p.m.

    Best of luck to you Mr Barton. First the 2010 athletic QB from PG, then the monster lineman last year from PG, now the versatile Barton all for Stanford. And they just offered the 2014 big 6'5 TE from Bingham. I sense a bad trend...Stanford is poaching Utah with great success and the future will only get bigger.

    Utah HS kids at UCLA, USC, Oregon, Oregon St, Boise St ...etc

    Better watch out BYU and Utah.... Or get on kids earlier. The days of thinking you can get all the homegrown kids are long gone...and in five years it will be ten times harder with the other PAC Teams traveling here. BYU will really face an uphill battle. The outsiders have discovered in the past 5 years Utah HS kids can play. Just sayin...

  • Foxtrot Mountain View, CA
    Aug. 6, 2012 8:53 p.m.

    I honestly don't know how you would turn down a Stanford scholarship over any other school. If my kid gets to go, even if he/she is the #1 recruit in the nation. I am hoping for Stanford.

  • ohiostatefan DRAPER, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 6:21 p.m.

    I bet he eventually goes to BYU after the mission to be close to Utah. He would not be the first Utah player to come back home after two years and go to BYU. You also have to hope the staff stays at Stanford. The revolving door of coaching can take the coaches away after one season.

  • kitsutsuki South Jordan, Utah
    Aug. 6, 2012 4:20 p.m.

    How can you fault a kid for choosing Stanford over almost any other program? Hope he does well.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Aug. 6, 2012 2:52 p.m.

    Yep, he should have gone to BYU. BYU will make sure you don't end up in a worldly job after you graduate...like in the NFL, for example.

  • thunder struck Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 2:28 p.m.

    @JoCo Ute - yes but the blessings of going to BYU, representing your faith, and really doing something special are beyond what you can achieve at any other secular University. I don't know, I just think that these kids should stay true to themselves. Hopefully he'll still represent our church and stay out of trouble in Palo Alto.

  • thunder struck Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    BYU didn't want him, or else we would have gotten him. Because we never miss out on a recruit.

  • JoCo Ute Grants Pass, OR
    Aug. 6, 2012 1:02 p.m.

    Unfortunately I have to agree w/ StG. Sure wish Barton had decided on the U. However, if it was my son and I was 100% honest I'd tell him that a degree from the third ranked University in the nation was the way to go. Sean's scholarship is worth about $275,000. I'm sure his dad appreciates the financial impact. Good luck, except when he plays the Utes.

    Aug. 6, 2012 11:38 a.m.

    Congrats to a great and deserving player. Wishing it would've been the Utes, but still wishing him a great career at Stanford.