Red and blue recruits: Analyzing BYU's 2017 class so far

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  • burningblue Provo, UT
    Jan. 12, 2017 5:48 p.m.

    There's no one in this class yet that makes me think that the Y is going to have an instant turnaround next year. There is still a ton of time until signing day, though. Its way to early to tell how this class is going to turn out.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 12, 2017 11:36 a.m.

    "Come on Ute fans. Let's show some class. No wonder we are hated on these threads."

    I'll say it again. ChrisB is no real Ute fan. He's a plant to wind up coog fans. Mission accomplished, again.

    Why do you guys keep taking the bait?

  • taylormade1 Springville, UT
    Jan. 12, 2017 10:03 a.m.

    who sir,
    please tell us , do college players now play with stars on their helmets ......

  • WalkerTexas Ranger Greeley, CO
    Jan. 12, 2017 6:22 a.m.

    @ Christine B.....Please correct me if I'm wrong but weren't you the one professing a Utah Rose Bowl certainty last year before the annual Utah November crash and burn?

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 11, 2017 11:21 p.m.

    Well done, DNews. An analysis of a recruiting class without mention on "star" ratings or the other offers recruits may have.

    Don't blame Coach Sitake for this class! In the past the coaches could say or insinuate that by the time a recruit red-shirted and went on a mission BYU would be in a P-5 conference. With the Big XII decision not to expand in the near future what recruit would fall for this "pitch".

    Well, in 19 more days the smoke will have cleared and then all teams will have a clearer idea of the players they can build their team around.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Jan. 11, 2017 10:09 p.m.


    The top two teams of the PAC 12 were crushed in their bowl games, and displayed a huge talent gap with the other P5 conferences. The Utes struggled with Indiana who lost more than half their games.

    The Utes are average in the PAC 12 who is the lowest performing of the P5.

    BYU must show improvement, because there's only a one point difference with an average Utah team.

    Jan. 11, 2017 9:30 p.m.

    The 2 star bonanza continues...

  • mabramso Provo, UT
    Jan. 11, 2017 7:50 p.m.

    @JustGordon: If the recruits generally serve 2 year missions before coming to school and they have holes to fill, perhaps it is Bronco, not Sitake, who is the poor recruiter. You ought to cut Sitake a few years of slack before dissing his recruiting skills. You might even be right -- don't know -- but you are certainly premature.

    Furthermore, while the correlation between ratings coming out of high school and how they end up doing in college is a positive one, it is not a particularly high correlation. There are plenty of duds, and plenty of excellence from players not rated high or at all out of high school.

  • Utah rules Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2017 6:49 p.m.

    Come on Ute fans. Let's show some class. No wonder we are hated on these threads.

    Yes, BYU has lost some very good seniors but there are some good recruits that are just coming off their missions that were not mentioned in the article. BYU will be just fine this fall.

    We also lost some good talent to graduation and have some big shoes to fill. Every team does. The Utes will be just fine this fall as well.

  • But seriously folks! Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2017 6:46 p.m.

    Glad to see our obsessed ute fans once again on a BYU article. I for one would like to know how they figure the utes have won the recruiting battle? The recruiting season is not even over yet.

    I am guessing next that ute fans will claim the national championship trophy since the games have not even been played yet. Typical ute fans.

    Also funny that a school that got out recruited by miles only lost by one point on Utah's home field. I guess BYU does more with less and Whit does less with more.

  • SageRider Spanish Fork USA, UT
    Jan. 11, 2017 6:24 p.m.

    And for the 7th year in a row Pac 12 Chris B is simply compelled to remind us that BYU is a non relevant mid-major that he cares nothing about. Hey, at least the man's consistent.

  • JustGordon Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2017 4:51 p.m.

    I don't understand why young men who are going on missions before playing football in Provo are even discussed in this article. What impact could a player who is not going to play have?

    When all is said and done UTAH only has 11 recruits and is still ranked higher than our little blue brothers who have 6 more recruits. Things are not looking good, perhaps Sitake is not as good a recruiter as Bronco!

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Jan. 11, 2017 3:53 p.m.

    Sounds like a rebuilding year to me. BYU will lose some very good seniors.

  • Uncle Sam West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 11, 2017 2:04 p.m.

    Agree with TJ.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Jan. 11, 2017 1:19 p.m.

    Jello is Good,

    Well said.

  • Jello is Good Seattle, WA
    Jan. 11, 2017 12:57 p.m.

    @JUNIOR Crimson Club Member Chrissy B

    Zzzzzzzzz. What? Oh...same old dribble. Zzzzzzz.

  • Pac 12 Champion Utah Utes Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2017 12:50 p.m.

    And for the 7th year in a row, byu's recruiting class will be lower average stars than Utahs.

    And for the 7th year in a row, byu's been worse than Utah on the field



    With Utah's Pac 12 membership and byu's mid major status continuing forever, I'm not sure byu will ever have the highest average star recruiting class in the state. And that tells us a LOT about the future success, or lack thereof, in Provo.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 11, 2017 12:22 p.m.

    I would like to see an article on the other joining the program next Fall. RMS especially.