BYU football: BYU the only choice for Trey Dye

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  • Sparkley Briefs New York, NY
    Jan. 19, 2014 9:06 a.m.

    It's great to see a young man get a shot at his dream and for BYU to get a quality player and person. Good luck Trey!

  • Dave in AZ Snowflake, AZ
    Jan. 17, 2014 11:23 p.m.

    Sounds like a wonderful young man. Good speed and articulation. But, I hope he decides to go on a mission first, and I hope it's soon as it will help him for the rest of his life, starting in football when he gets home from the mission field!! Go Cougs! (That's what my wife would say if she was here!)

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 8:17 p.m.

    I loved Trey when he lived in Cedar Hills and played youth football with my son. Parents are awesome people and he is going to be a great addition to the BYU program. BYU needs kids like him.

  • drplumb_nuts Lindon, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 7:34 p.m.

    I have been fortunate enough to watch Trey grow up. I am so impressed with who he has become and wish him all success in life and on the field. I am happy he is actually coming back to Utah so we can go cheer him on.

  • Maverick West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 6:33 p.m.

    Championship or bust!

  • Gone fishin Seattle, WA
    Jan. 17, 2014 6:05 p.m.

    How did your stars do this year?? Stars do not matter if they play for a terrible program.

  • Swishfrom3 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 5:48 p.m.

    listening to you typical BYU fans and Utah fans argue...every day...same old stuff...its no wonder high profile HS kids in Utah would rather play at Stanford, Wisconsin, UCLA, etc.

    you guys that argue every day need to get a life.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Jan. 17, 2014 4:12 p.m.

    Chris, I think Cougarista abbreviated his/her thought, which you then of course pounced on.

    When a young man commits to a program, and makes his intentions firmly known, most other programs stop showing interest in that young man. When said young man has no scholarship offers from any major conference schools (because he has already committed to the school of his choice), ratings by rating services begin to drop, or never climb to begin with. It leaves an anomaly, because the young man may or may not be a better player than the services rate him, due to lack of scholarship offers.

    Weddle, Pitta, and Hoffman are all examples of players who played well above their ratings. Heaps is an example of a player who never lived up to his ratings.

    Does that help?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 1:14 p.m.


    Rating services lose interest?

    LOL! Wrong! Rating services are in the businesses of rating players. They don't simply stop doing their job because a kid verbally commits.

    You couldn't be more wrong.

    And what do the stars of Weddle, Heaps, or Pitta have to do with anything you are saying?

    Are you saying the all commit extremely early and therefore their stars were lower than they oterhwise would have been? Wasn't heaps a 5 star, so not sure what point you are trying to make.

    If you are trying to suggest stars don't matter, let me reply with another LOl!

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Jan. 17, 2014 11:19 a.m.

    He probably will be a big improvement over what we saw on the field this pas season.

  • Uncle festis Pasadena, CA
    Jan. 17, 2014 10:54 a.m.

    It's easy for byu to be your only choice when they're the only football team to offer you a scholarship..

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 10:33 a.m.

    Who am I sir?
    Cottonwood Heights, UT

    When you commit early most rating services lose interest. How many stars did Eric Weddell, Jake Heaps or Dennis Pitta have?

  • Levin Reno, NV
    Jan. 17, 2014 10:24 a.m.

    Dye! Dye! Dye!

  • Voodohound99 Provo, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 8:46 a.m.

    RE: Who am I sir,

    It was clear that he was firm in his commitment and therefore, received few offers. These "star" ratings are subjective assessments from the so called experts based on the kind of attention they get from the "Power" conferences. If he wouldn't have committed to BYU and received offers from Texas and others his stars would have followed.

  • Cougar Blue 1 Henderson , NV
    Jan. 16, 2014 9:09 p.m.

    Welcome to the family Trey. Go Cougs!

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    Jan. 16, 2014 6:41 p.m.

    I love this young man already. Hope he excels in the game of football at BYU but also that his life is blessed with the full measure of what God has in store for him.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 6:11 p.m.

    I remember Dye returning a punt vs Baylor when he still an Aggie for a touchdown to help the Ags beat the Bears at home. Good to see his boy will be playing in the state anyway.

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    Jan. 16, 2014 5:27 p.m.

    Seeing players like this who want to come here and who commit as soon as they're offered is one of a hundred things I love about BYU, and what keeps me a rabid BYU sports fan.

    Great young man, from a family who loves and appreciated what BYU did for them, and has built that love into their son. Quoting from an earlier article: “I was starting to hear a lot from Utah, Utah State, Texas Tech and some other schools, but I didn’t grow up dreaming of playing for any of those schools — I grew up dreaming about playing for BYU, so why wait around to see what offers I could get?”

    Looking forward to cheering you on, Trey

  • Proud Ute ,
    Jan. 16, 2014 5:04 p.m.

    Happy for this young man and the opportunity he's getting.
    Best of luck and finish your degree.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 4:31 p.m.

    @KamUte Really??? You want to talk about sell outs? BYU still puts more people in the stands when it doesn't sell out than the 45K RES holds. I wasn't really shocked at the Ute bandwagon fans this year when the last game of the year against your "rival" Colorado, there were plenty of red seats. BYU had more fans against Idaho State during a downpour, than your game against Colorado. As the Utes continue to struggle in the PAC10+2, you will see more and more red seats at games.

  • Zed Orem, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 3:49 p.m.

    I remember his dad well. What a great player! I also remember the signs in the stands to the opposing team, "You punt, you Dye!"

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 3:45 p.m.

    Again, welcome aboard Trey. Your dad was awsome but I hope you will be better than your dad in all positions which I think he would agreed. Can you play DB as well which I think it would be a plus? Whenever you come, 2014 or 2016 Go Dye and Go Cougars!

  • Missouri Coug Greenwood, MO
    Jan. 16, 2014 3:23 p.m.

    He's as quick as "a flea on a hot stove"...He will be a great player with his quickness and speed.

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 2:44 p.m.

    They are closer to a sell out than RES. LOL

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Jan. 16, 2014 2:35 p.m.

    He signed with and plans on playing for the school he always wanted ind intended to. He also is standing by his comitment. Good for him on both points!

  • Mean Mr. Mustard Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 2:24 p.m.


    Why do you care?

  • PGVikingDad Pleasant Grove, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 2:24 p.m.

    I did look it up, KamUte. BYU averages 96% capacity, and has higher attendance than all but two Pac-12 schools. I think we can forgive Trey's rounding from 61.5k to the more-typical 65k. It's been there before, and it'll be there again.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 2:20 p.m.

    Two star rated; one offer. The title says it all.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 2:07 p.m.

    Correction to Mr. Dye:

    Cougar Stadium sells out when Utah comes to town and for Stadium of Fire. Not 65,000 each game.

    The rest of the games do not sell out. Look it up.

  • pleblian salt lake city, utah
    Jan. 16, 2014 1:55 p.m.

    Ah James Dye. Most notable in my memory for his contributions to Utah State as a RB/WR in 1996 alongside Profail Grier.

    Then he transferred to BYU to return kicks. USU missed him. With the coaching changes at the time who can blame him?

  • Thinkman Provo, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 1:54 p.m.

    What about getting the leading receiver and rusher to come to BYU?

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 1:53 p.m.

    And shifty.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 1:52 p.m.

    His dad sure was fast.

  • Samwise Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 1:46 p.m.

    A man after my own heart. If I had been talented enough to play college football at the Division I level, BYU would have been my only choice. But, alas, my fate only has allowed me to be a vocal and loyal (and admittedly sometimes annoying) fan. I look forward to seeing Trey play. May he carry one the legacy that his father left. Go Cougars!

  • Don't Feed the Trolls Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 1:11 p.m.

    One of the biggest reasons to play for BYU is the unrelentingly loyal fans -- like Chris B.

  • Brad J West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 12:52 p.m.

    BYU football! Why would you play for anybody else! Go BYU!!!