BYU football: Cougars sign JC wide receiver, high school cornerback

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  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    Dec. 19, 2013 8:11 p.m.

    Christmas list for BYU Football:

    1. Play calling that doesn't try to turn T Hill into a going through progressions pocket passer, but rather takes advantage of his mobility and strong arm. Much of the criticism of the OL re sacks seems unfounded since Hill has subpar pocket presence and holds the ball way too long.

    2. More ways to get the ball to Williams on the edge. He's a good runner between the tackles for his size, but it's a waste of his speed not to get him in space more often (don't be shy about looking at Oregon game film and stealing some plays).

    3. A season full of healthy DBs.

    4. A placekicker. Thank you Justin Sorenson for your fine Senior season.

    Merry Christmas.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 19, 2013 6:16 p.m.

    Agree with Who am I Sir?
    That stupid 3 point stance on the sideline thing is like a pop warner team. Probably the most ridiculous thing Bronco has ever done! That aside, nice pick-up on two potentially great players!

  • defibman Syracuse, UT
    Dec. 19, 2013 2:40 p.m.

    Who am I sir,

    I can't wait to see the look of the uties on the sideline next year and the next and the next as they learn they will not go a bowl game......again!

    It is clear these guys want to play for a team that people will see Nation wide and World wide! Instead of just playing on the left coast and being a door mat for the others to build up their wins.

  • El Chango Supremo Rexburg, ID
    Dec. 18, 2013 9:19 p.m.

    Chris B,

    Thanks for the positive comment!

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 9:14 p.m.

    If all goes as indicated today, this will be BYU's best recruiting class for several years.

    The receiver is highly rated; however, is the more important question, How will he look on the sideline in a three-point stance exploding onto the field when the signal is given?

  • Sports Are Great Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 8:18 p.m.

    @thomasjefferson, I am a BYU fan who completely agrees with Chris when it comes to stars. Chris has never said its always right, just that the average stars of a team is a very good indicator of talent. Sure, it may not measure intangibles. But I would much rather have a team with good intangibles and high stars over a team with good intangibles and low stars anyday. Teams with higher stars usually do better.

    Dec. 18, 2013 6:16 p.m.

    Kurtz seems like a pretty good pickup. It looks like they are likely to hold onto Fred Warner as well despite big interest from some really good teams after his initial commitment, who I think may be the next great player for them. Could turn out to be a very good class, but it will take a few of them to further elevate the program.

  • FuzzyLogic VACAVILLE, CA
    Dec. 18, 2013 5:35 p.m.

    It's nice to see these two being picked up. This year as in the previous few years has really highlighted fact that we need a much better offensive line to compete. I think we have good sized receivers with good hands, but if our QB doesn't have the time to find them it doesn't really matter. I'm hoping that we can once again learn to control the line of scrimmage as that's what's cost us most of our loses this year.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 5:09 p.m.

    I'll make one more comment about stars, as many byu fans like to tell me "Stars don't guarantee wins, byu beat Texas and they had higher stars"

    Let me provide a short life of other things that DONT guarantee wins:

    Good coaching
    Fast players
    Strong players
    Smart Players
    Scoring lots of points
    Not throwing interceptions
    Not having injuries
    Practicing hard
    Lifting weights
    Studying Film

    Anyone who suggests that stars don't matter would be like saying the list above does not matter, as doing those things doesn't guarantee wins.

    Yes, overall stars of a team matters. It matters a lot.

    Kurtz certainly seemed like a very coveted recruit and should help Taysom out.

  • 1978 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 3:43 p.m.

    @Chris B

    This is one of those rare times I agree with everything you stated in your first post.

    Whether he will be an accurately projected 4 star recruit like KVN or an overrated 4 star recruit like Ross Apo remains to be seen. I am not saying Apo is a bust but I definitely expected more given the hype.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    A good DB acquisition. He seems a bit undersized, but he is quick. Let's just hope that he has good ankles and knees.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 3:17 p.m.

    @SLC Watch,

    It appears you've judged me incorrectly.

  • Floyd Johnson Broken Arrow, OK
    Dec. 18, 2013 2:36 p.m.

    BYU always needs defensive backs.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 2:17 p.m.

    It would be good to have some talented people to take up the slack after Hoffman graduates. The addition of any defensive back is good news. I look forward to seeing both in the coming years. This is news any cougar wants to hear.

    What is hard to understand is why anyone from any other school would want to comment on something that will have absolutely no impact on them or the school they follow. They don't care about the student athlete but will still find a way to belittle them for choosing what is best for them. But we all know such a person is likely to show up like clock work.

  • USNGary San Diego, CA
    Dec. 18, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    Welcome to the Cougars....

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 1:55 p.m.

    Good pickup for byu. And again, I'll say that getting high stars like Kurtz matters. Is it always right? No. Does it guarantee wins? No.

    Does it matter to have high average stars?

    Well, considering Alabama has been among the highest star every year, I think the evidence says yes it matters.

    Again, good pickup

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Dec. 18, 2013 1:06 p.m.

    Nice work Bronco!!