BYU football: Cougars receive junior college cornerback commit

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  • 2BCSWINS West of I15, UT
    Dec. 8, 2012 4:33 p.m.

    @sportsnonauthority..."The real question is why are Utah fans obsessing about BYU recruits; don't you have something better to do like deciding which dip to serve with your couch potato chips during bowl week?"

    The real question is why do you continue to post meaningless comparison's and leave off the most important? Head to head match up's? Can you list those numbers for us say the most recent, last 10-15? Or hey even list the overall. How about this can you list who has the most undefeated seasons, the most NFL players? Just for giggles list who has more BCS wins for us to will ya?

    It's obvious to anybody not wearing blue goggles who the better program has been over the last decade +....and just to help you out its not the team that lost to San Jose St and to their rival 8 of last 11 years.

  • cougar76 Raleigh, NC
    Dec. 8, 2012 12:26 p.m.

    worf slept though spring ball, fall ball and the entire regular and conference seasons. Wake up, the bowls are starting.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 7, 2012 10:18 p.m.

    How could BYU, be checking his progress since spring, when there's no games being played?

  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    Dec. 7, 2012 4:54 p.m.


    2012 Passing Defense
    #13 BYU
    #60 Utah

    2012 Rushing Defense
    #2 BYU
    #22 Utah

    2012 Scoring Defense
    #5 BYU
    #49 Utah

    2012 Total Defense
    #3 BYU
    #37 Utah

    Oh, and before you start your spin about BYU playing nothing but weak opponents, let's not forget that BYU played FIVE Top 25 teams and Georgia Tech, the #4 Rushing team in the country, averaging 312 yards per game; BYU held the Yellow Jackets to only 117 yards rushing.

    Utah's once dominant defense is fading fast and with Star leaving, it will be even worse next season.

    The real question is why are Utah fans obsessing about BYU recruits; don't you have something better to do like deciding which dip to serve with your couch potato chips during bowl week?

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 3:55 p.m.

    Cedar Hills, UT


    Utehaterforlife is the old Big Soccer guy so you'll have to forgive his posts.

    Namimg one guy in the last 10 years is a huge feat though.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 3:33 p.m.



  • Utehaterforlife Syracuse, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    reply: ute4ever
    West Jordan, UT

    Actually BYU put Aaron Francisco(2005 - 2010) into the NFL, he played for the Cardinals and Colts.

  • anti BCS Anaheim, CA
    Dec. 7, 2012 3:07 p.m.


    Utah's corners were burned so many times this past season that they resorted to wearing oven mitts during games.

  • ute4ever West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 2:53 p.m.

    Orphey was committed to BYU, then switched to Utah. Big difference from the "strongly considering BYU" as Cougar Claws said in his post. I suspect that the Orphey switch has a lot to do with BYU going out and getting this kid.

    The problem with BYU and the corner position is that they are competing with the likes Texas State and Nex Mexico for their corners. That won't get you the skill needed to compete with a Texas wide receiver who was a 4 star kid, is big, fast, and strong. This has always been a bad place for BYU, and appears it will continue to be with this as the best kids you can get.

    Don't compare Utah's DB players to Utahs. Until BYU puts a DB in the opposed to 6-7 like Utah has in the lasat several years....there is not room to put BYU and Utah on the same level.

  • Disgruntled Nephi, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 2:52 p.m.

    Thank you Chris B. for ensuring a BYU win, as if they needed you anyway. Mark it down!

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    Love these stories of kids with a dream who, through their own hard work and diligence, get to realize that dream.

    Good luck to him at BYU.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Dec. 7, 2012 2:33 p.m.

    Chris B. Dream on! lol

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Dec. 7, 2012 2:32 p.m.

    "Rose hasn't fixed his shooting problem"

    Oh, okay.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 2:19 p.m.


    Yes I do.

    Utah 68
    byu 62

    Rose hasn't fixed his shooting problem.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Dec. 7, 2012 2:01 p.m.

    Chris B outguessed himself, and once again made himself a laughing stalk. Any prediction on Saturday's game, Chris B??? crickets.

  • Slackman Columbia, SC
    Dec. 7, 2012 1:59 p.m.

    He's actually #1, the guy intercepting the ball. Looks like he has some speed and skill to him. Good pick up for the cougars!

  • Slackman Columbia, SC
    Dec. 7, 2012 1:57 p.m.


    Dec. 7, 2012 1:54 p.m.

    Welcome to BYU. Oh chris b. I thought you out grew BYU. Your own words not mine. I guess since Utah isn't in a bowl game you have to jave something to do.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 1:41 p.m.

    Re: Chris B.

    Don't look now, but of late even BYU has been competing with Utah for defensive backs from time to time. Joe Sampson had an offer from Utah (even though yes we know how things ended up for him), and Davion Orphey was strongly considering BYU until he ultimately chose the Utes.

    All I'm saying is, even some of the talent at DB considering the mighty Utes sometimes has BYU penciled in as an option. The other tough reality is, of late neither BYU or Utah has been stellar against the really good passing offenses of the Pac-12 (see Oregon State this year).

    All I have to say is, good luck versus Oregon and Stanford this year, you will need it.

  • Disgruntled Nephi, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 1:30 p.m.

    Once again Chris you have proven your ineptness. The picture is of Lee (#1 in blue) making an interception. Nice try though.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 12:26 p.m.

    The picture doesn't say who is who, but I'm going to guess he is the kid getting worked by the more athletic guy(i.e. if your boy is playing corner in this position he let the receiver make the catch).

    Sounds like he'll fit right in with the rich history of byu corners.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 11:54 a.m.

    @Cougar Claws

    Cornerback is actually one of the few postions where there isn't much of a schematic learning curve so a kid with ability can easily go from JC to D1 and play immediately. I think that JC corners are probably the best option most of the time for BYU. The type of athlete needed to play corner is tough for BYU to get so finding 4 year kids at that spot will always be hard.

    But there are always excellent JC corners every year and 2 years for a lot of them is an easier sell for BYU than 4 years is. BYU has had some really good corners in the past and most of them were JC transfers. I don't want to see BYU become dependent on JC players but corner is one position where that is probably their best option regularly.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    Very good. Corner is still the trouble spot on defense in terms of depth next year. I just wish BYU could find a way to get more Jordan Johnsons. It seems like BYU is always needing to go to the JC ranks for corners. BYU's defense could go from good to elite with better defensive back talent and depth.