Texas quarterback transfers to Utah

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  • Road Runner Cedar City, UT
    Jan. 23, 2019 8:01 a.m.

    WACpaddled

    “How long has the playoff been around?

    Its been 35 years since BYU has played for a national title.

    Plan on going back anytime soon?”

    Unfortunately for U,

    the Utes have never played for a national championship...

    and never will.

  • Jello is Good ,
    Jan. 22, 2019 9:17 a.m.

    @Uteology - East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 20, 2019 6:48 p.m.

    "Those “overrated” Texas teams were MUCH better than any bowl team Utah has beaten in the last decade."

    ------

    "SMH

    We about #6 Bama in 2008 Sugar Bowl?

    Are you also saying 8-5 Texas was MUCH better than 9-4 BYU in 2015 Vegas?
    SAD!"

    ---------

    I know it's a technicality, but January 1, 2009 is just a shade outside the decade he referenced. Still the best bowl win by any team in the state though.

  • Bobbie Joe Abingdon, VA
    Jan. 21, 2019 7:38 p.m.

    You have to admit, he's got a nice 'stache!

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Jan. 20, 2019 10:06 p.m.

    ArizonaUte:
    Also, not only did Zach Wilson receive 5 other P5 offers, but the only other P5 offer Huntley received besides Utah was Louisville. Conover and Rising are a much better comparison, both receiving a multitude of P5 offers.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Jan. 20, 2019 9:59 p.m.

    ArizonaUte:
    "Now lets see... Zach Wilson had zero P5 offers out of High School, correct ???"

    Nope, not correct. Zach Wilson was offered by Cal, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon St, and Syracuse.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 20, 2019 6:48 p.m.

    Just the FAX - Olympus Cove, Utah
    Jan. 20, 2019 1:39 p.m.
    Utemythology

    “#9 Texas team is not the overrated 8-5 teams BYU beat.”

    Those “overrated” Texas teams were MUCH better than any bowl team Utah has beaten in the last decade.

    ------

    SMH

    We about #6 Bama in 2008 Sugar Bowl?

    Are you also saying 8-5 Texas was MUCH better than 9-4 BYU in 2015 Vegas?
    SAD!

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Jan. 20, 2019 1:52 p.m.

    Lone*Star - Austin, TX
    Jan. 19, 2019 12:29 p.m.
    Despite the frantic spin, bottom line is this:

    No other P5 conference has received fewer CFP berths, than the P12

    CFP teams, wins, championships
    SEC - 6, 7, 2
    ACC - 5, 3, 2
    B1G - 3, 2, 1
    B12 - 3, 0, 0
    P12 - 2, 1, 0
    IND - 1, 0, 0

    Of the 20 teams invited to the CFP, only 2 (10%) are from the so-called conference of champions.

    And in their only appearance in the championship game, the PAC 12 was destroyed.
    _____

    How long has the playoff been around?

    Its been 35 years since BYU has played for a national title.
    Plan on going back anytime soon?

  • Just the FAX Olympus Cove, Utah
    Jan. 20, 2019 1:39 p.m.

    Utemythology

    “#9 Texas team is not the overrated 8-5 teams BYU beat.”

    Those “overrated” Texas teams were MUCH better than any bowl team Utah has beaten in the last decade.

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    Jan. 19, 2019 8:37 p.m.

    Be nice to my Ducks. Yes we were in the CFP championship game, and everyone agrees we and USC are the key to the resurgence of the PAC, so let us go to work...we open against Auburn.

    Btw, this young man was on the portal for weeks, I can’t find a report indicating any of the teams that offered him last year offered him again. Anyone see anything to the contrary?

  • Lester L. Wester , 00
    Jan. 19, 2019 4:24 p.m.

    John in SLC: "National championship is in the bag now."
    "No doubts we will be the National Champions with him at the helm."
    Leoncoog & Onlyacoog:"

    They're even proclaiming National Championships for other teams now.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 19, 2019 1:21 p.m.

    BAKC - Litchfield Park, AZ
    Jan. 18, 2019 3:12 p.m.
    This is the same Texas school that BYu thumped twice in a row? Has uTAH played Texas, I don’t have my roladex at my finger tips like most on these threads.

    Good for uTAH for getting this kid to come in and compete for the job, I believe there was a bit of hype surrounding the transfer from Alabama as well and he never saw the field while at the City College.

    -------

    You don't need to have research skills to understand that this #9 Texas team is not the overrated 8-5 teams BYU beat.

    There was no hype for the kid from Alabama becasue he was always 3rd string at Utah.

    Unlike in Provo where articles were written for 3rd string Critchlow as the next BYU great QB.

    According to Cougar logic BYU has THRER 2/3* QBs that can play anywhere, including Texas, but a 3rd string 4* Texas QB has no talent.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 19, 2019 1:05 p.m.

    Snack PAC - Olympus Cove, Utah
    Jan. 19, 2019 12:42 a.m.
    JohnInSLC - Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 9:48 p.m.
    “Does this mean we embarrassed BYU when we beat them by 8-pts?”

    Being embarrassed in this case doesn’t have anything to do with BYU or point spread, but everything to do the division winners of the PAC 12 once again laying an egg, for the 2nd year in a row, when it came to matching up against the leaders of other P5 conferences.

    Bottom line, your best couldn’t handle their best.

    Your “conference of champions” boast is quickly becoming a laughing stock.

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    Why do you care?

    I don't understand why BYU "fans" would be laughing at the PAC-12 when BYU is itself a joke.

    Utah had a mediocre year by losing 2 straight but finished #29 in the nation. Clearly Utah still has holes in depth on offense, particularly at RB and QB.

  • Lone*Star Austin, TX
    Jan. 19, 2019 12:29 p.m.

    Despite the frantic spin, bottom line is this:

    No other P5 conference has received fewer CFP berths, than the P12

    CFP teams, wins, championships
    SEC - 6, 7, 2
    ACC - 5, 3, 2
    B1G - 3, 2, 1
    B12 - 3, 0, 0
    P12 - 2, 1, 0
    IND - 1, 0, 0

    Of the 20 teams invited to the CFP, only 2 (10%) are from the so-called conference of champions.

    And in their only appearance in the championship game, the PAC 12 was destroyed.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 19, 2019 12:29 p.m.

    “Being embarrassed in this case doesn’t have anything to do with BYU or point spread”

    As the original comment was made by a known U hater/byu fan, byu was 100% relevant, as were my questions regarding point spreads.

    Your tangential response is nothing but a myth created to distract from answering my questions.

    Nice try.

    Go Utes!

  • SportsFan Provo, UT
    Jan. 19, 2019 12:17 p.m.

    Azute1

    “Actually, I’ll take a kid “all day every day” who’s all in over another who’s not.”

    What makes you think rising is “all in” since he just transferred from the first school he signed with?

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Jan. 19, 2019 12:42 a.m.

    JohnInSLC - Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 9:48 p.m.
    “Does this mean we embarrassed BYU when we beat them by 8-pts?”

    Being embarrassed in this case doesn’t have anything to do with BYU or point spread, but everything to do the division winners of the PAC 12 once again laying an egg, for the 2nd year in a row, when it came to matching up against the leaders of other P5 conferences.

    Bottom line, your best couldn’t handle their best.

    Your “conference of champions” boast is quickly becoming a laughing stock.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 18, 2019 11:26 p.m.

    @FACTchequer
    KH

    “Do you mean to tell me that when Oregon was playing Ohio State in the CFP National Championship, they weren't in the discussion for a National Championship?”

    Everyone knew that Oregon would be crushed by Ohio St, which they were.

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    Who is everyone?

    "The Ohio State Buckeyes are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games as an underdog, with a 10-0 against-the-spread and 7-3 straight-up record when receiving 3.5 points or more. The Buckeyes will enter the College Football Championship Game on Monday night at AT&T Stadium as an underdog against the Oregon Ducks."

    You welcome!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 9:48 p.m.

    “Does this mean we embarrassed byu when we beat them by 8-pts?”

    AZ Ute:

    In truth?

    Yes. Yes it does.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 18, 2019 7:26 p.m.

    “....and both PAC 12 division winners were embarrassed in their bowl games.”

    Since when did 11-/5-pt final margins equate to “embarrassed”? Does this mean we embarrassed byu when we beat them by 8-pts?

    Go Utes!

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 18, 2019 7:18 p.m.

    From a UT fan—

    “....you all will be happy with Rising. Even after the season our starter Sam Ehlinger had with over 40 TDs to 4 INTs, best QB play we've had in 10 years, and there are still TONS of fans who feel Rising was the best QB in our room out of 5 talented guys. We won't know that answer for awhile but it says a lot that so many feel so strongly about his talent. Good luck going forward!”

    Go Utes!

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 18, 2019 7:20 p.m.

    “Yeah right...unless you're crazy you would have taken Jayden all day every day over Rising. Not a knock on Rising, he's a good player, but Jayden is next level talent, and would have easily been the highest rated QB in Utah history.

    And I understand why people are knocking Tuttle...it's what fans do when a guy transfers, but he was rated higher than Rising for a reason, guy can sling it. He remains the highest rated QB in Utah history...so there's that.”

    ————

    Actually, I’ll take a kid “all day every day” who’s all in over another who’s not.

    And nobody knows even remotely w/100% certainty who ends up the better CFB QB/ends up “next level talent”.

    I’ll take CR w/Ludwig over JD w/anything ASU has [I grew up/live up the street from ASU, follow them closely, & it’s not even close], period.

    [Not to mention, Jayden will be busy for a good while upping his frail frame from 175 lbs. soaking wet & would’ve had to do so regardless of which school he ended up @.]

    Go Utes!

  • 1Reader Alpine, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 5:32 p.m.

    Wow, that's exciting!

  • CDM1525 West Point, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 5:23 p.m.

    Im not sure why byu fans consistently comment on articles about a team they have lost to 8 times in a row. A team that hasn’t beat a team that has finished the season in the top 25 for a long time. A team that rips on the PAC 12 but can barely squeak out a win against the bottom of the conference now and again and celebrates in the locker room like they won a playoff game. When you finally have some success, not moral victory success, actual wins and losses success leading to end of year rankings, then you can talk smack. Until then, stick to your attendance smack talk.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 18, 2019 5:10 p.m.

    @wAKC:

    "I believe there was a bit of hype surrounding the transfer from Alabama"

    A little bit of hype is right, not much more. It was clear he was not going to complete for significant play time at QB. In fact, most of the talk about him was whether or not they would convert him over to another position. The only reason this had as much hype is it did is because he was coming back to his home state. Just a memory refresher for you there.

    As far as Texas being "the same" school that your team played all those years ago - LOL! Lucky for your team UMass wasn't the same team in 2018 as it was in 2017. How embarrassing would that have been?

    Thanks for your extreme concern for all things Utah. Don't worry too much, we'll be just fine. We'll be ready for #10 when Rising and Shelly battle it out for starting QB in 2020. We'll have Huntley and Moss to run your team over for #9 this season. Be prepared for more cougar tears, there's nothing you can do about it.

    Go Utes!
    Sweep the Decade!

  • KH Holladay, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 4:56 p.m.

    I would implore you to explain how playing in a National Championship game, does not constitute being in a serious National Championship discussion. Are byu fans really trying to argue this?

  • KH Holladay, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 4:54 p.m.

    "I don’t recall any team from the PAC 12 being included in any serious national championship discussions since USC in 2004."

    Oh, you mean except for Oregon, of course, when they actually...played in the National Championship game. Right?

  • blue n gold Redmond, WA
    Jan. 18, 2019 4:45 p.m.

    KH

    I don’t recall any team from the PAC 12 being included in any serious national championship discussions since USC in 2004.

    In 2018, the highest ranked team in the PAC 12 barely made it into the Top 10, and both PAC 12 division winners were embarrassed in their bowl games.

    And let’s not forget, in 2017, the entire conference was mauled during bowl seadon, finishing 1-8, the worst bowl record for a major conference ever.

    As hard as it may be for PAC 12 fans to accept, no amount of putting lipstick on that pig is going change that weak P5 sister perception, regardless of how many PR firms the conference employs.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 4:01 p.m.

    CO Ute:
    "Like to remind you that the lowly second stringer named Jalen Hurts will be the starter at Ohio State next year."

    Actually it's Oklahoma, but your point is well made (I'll bet SoonerUte is a pretty happy camper these days). I'll even go further and say the last 2 Heisman Trophy winners were also transfers who didn't secure starting spots at their original school.

  • KH Holladay, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 4:01 p.m.

    Come on FactChequer,

    I proved your previous statement wrong. Just admit it instead of spinning it.

  • FACTchequer Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 3:38 p.m.

    KH

    “Do you mean to tell me that when Oregon was playing Ohio State in the CFP National Championship, they weren't in the discussion for a National Championship?”

    Everyone knew that Oregon would be crushed by Ohio St, which they were.

    CFP teams, wins, championships
    SEC - 6, 7, 2
    ACC - 5, 3, 2
    B1G - 3, 2, 1
    B12 - 3, 0, 0
    P12 - 2, 1, 0
    IND - 1, 0, 0

  • KH Holladay, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 3:32 p.m.

    "This is the same Texas school that BYu thumped twice in a row? "

    No, you must be mistaken. The Texas team that byu thumped was a few years ago. See, with college football, there is a lot of turnover cause players only get 4 years of eligibility. So there probably isn't a single player on the Texas team now that was on that team back when byu played them. This Texas team was a legit Top 25 team, whereas the Texas team byu beat wasn't bowl eligible.

  • KH Holladay, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 3:25 p.m.

    "the P5 that is seldom in CFP discussion, and never in the National Championship discussion."

    Do you mean to tell me that when Oregon was playing Ohio State in the CFP National Championship, they weren't in the discussion for a National Championship? What in the world were those announcers, analyzers, etc. talking about then?

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 3:24 p.m.

    "the weak sister of the P5’s"

    coogFAX:

    Well, at least the Pac12 went 3-3 against the pretend P5 indy league. (0-2 vs. Notre Dame, 3-1 vs. BYU-P)

  • CO Ute , 00
    Jan. 18, 2019 3:14 p.m.

    Another round of interesting comments here. Not long ago Dick Harmon writes an article about two BYU QBs that could “start for any team in the country” and many of you gush in your praise. Utes just get a highly rated recruit that transferred from a Texas and he is a lowly third or fourth stringer. Like to remind you that the lowly second stringer named Jalen Hurts will be the starter at Ohio State next year.

    Let’s see what each of these young kids mentioned is doing two years from now.

  • BAKC Litchfield Park, AZ
    Jan. 18, 2019 3:12 p.m.

    This is the same Texas school that BYu thumped twice in a row? Has uTAH played Texas, I don’t have my roladex at my finger tips like most on these threads.

    Good for uTAH for getting this kid to come in and compete for the job, I believe there was a bit of hype surrounding the transfer from Alabama as well and he never saw the field while at the City College.

    I guess all the spin doctors should wait and see before prognosticating his greatness.

  • FACTchequer Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 3:03 p.m.

    Brian in ohio

    “People say the pac-12 is down in Football...”

    Except for USC, UCLA and Arizona being down substantially, and Colorado being just as bad as they’ve always been, the PAC 12 is about the same as it’s been since Utah joined - the weak sister of the P5’s - the P5 that is seldom in CFP discussion, and never in the National Championship discussion.

    The conference of champions - except in football and men’s basketball.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 3:04 p.m.

    "National championship is in the bag now."
    "No doubts we will be the National Champions with him at the helm."

    Leoncoog & Onlyacoog:

    I know some BYU-P fans can't wait to proclaim NC's, but you've got the wrong guy--there were no press conferences at Iggy's.

  • brian of ohio Kent, OH
    Jan. 18, 2019 2:35 p.m.

    The main point is Ludwig does a good job with QBs whether they are top talent or not. And if he develops Rising into an above average talent, then that is awesome and probably good enough to compete for a championship. Some won't pan out, but the difference between a pac-12 championship this year was basically 1 fluke play and maybe 15 yards more on a single drive to hit a field goal.

    People say the pac-12 is down in Football, but Washington played Ohio St. as good as or better than Michigan, Penn St. and the rest of the Big 10. Utah was a letdown, but there wasn't a talent gap. It was some backup mistakes from guys replacing Huntley, Moss, and Covey. Oregon beat Mich St. The real story is the country is down against two teams (Clemson and Bama who own college football right now.) Everyone else is just an afterthought.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 2:30 p.m.

    Wallbanger:
    "Also, too bad Conover was downgraded to a three star as per Rivals and 24/7 sports. I wonder how Harmon will spin that?"

    He doesn't need to spin it because it isn't true. Per 247 composite Conover is a 4 star QB with a tiny fraction between him and Riser (.8971 and .9096)...looks like you're the only one in the spin cycle.

  • ArizonaUte SLC, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 1:59 p.m.

    @blackattack - Orem, UT

    Per transfer rules Rising has to sit next season. Then in 2020 he will battle for the starting QB spot.

    Chances are very good he wins that starting spot. In 2019, he won't be "any string" on the depth chart. He comes to Utah knowing all of this.

    It's a great situation and opportunity for him. Learn the system under Ludwig and take over after Huntley.

    At that point, it's more likely that Shelley will have to make a transfer decision. He will be a RS-Jr. with 2 to play 2.

  • ArizonaUte SLC, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 1:46 p.m.

    @No playoff for U - Salt Lake City, UT

    Utah is NOT the school that claims their QBs are going to be Heisman winners. That's a different instate school that does that.

    Utes are only claiming Rising is a good recruit. We are excited about him. Now we get to see if he pans out. Same with all recruits.

    But certainly glad he picked Utah!! Excited about this kid.

    Also, who said Rising couldn't "cut it" at Texas?

    Rising was a Freshman last season. Elinger is one of the best QBs in the nation and will be a Jr., so.....And Tom Herman red shirted Rising last yr, his freshman season.

    Let a team be excited about a recruit for heaven' s sake.

  • blackattack Orem, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 1:37 p.m.

    I have a hard time believing he'll stay three years. He sat out at Texas and transferred because he was third string as a true freshman. Exactly why Tuttle transfers.

    High profile quarterbacks don't stay if they don't start, even if they've transferred once. Look no further than Jake Heaps.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 18, 2019 1:26 p.m.

    pacmidmajor - Springville, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 10:47 a.m.
    Now lets see... This guy was a 4th string QB at Texas correct ???

    -----------

    No, he was a 3rd string QB at Texas.

    Which is more impressive than being 2nd string QB behind Mangum.

  • Wallbanger Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 1:23 p.m.

    No playoff for U - Salt Lake City, UT:

    Looking at your moniker, no playoff for who exactly? Because last I checked, your cougs haven’t even been ranked one time in the CFP polls.

    “Maybe Utah fans should hold off on annointing the kid a Heisman contender until he’s completed his first collegiate pass.”

    We don’t “anoint” our QBs, only coug fans do that. See Jake Heaps, Taysom Hill, Tanner Mangum...and coming soon, Zach Wilson. I’d say it’s a good chance Rising will make it 11 or 12 in a row.

  • Utah rules Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 1:19 p.m.

    Not sure if he will ever get playing time. Someone else will have to go or get hurt for him to play.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 1:11 p.m.

    No playoff for U "interesting how much hype Utah fans heap on QB transfers who couldn’t cut it at more talented programs."
    Is that why BYU doesn't get many transfers in? They view the players as "can't cut it elsewhere"?
    BYU needs to recognize that transfers are a part of modern football, and adapt.

    Rising is a traditional transfer, but I am curious. Has BYU ever gained a grad transfer? They're losing a couple of grad players transferring out, but I don't remember any coming in. Ever.

  • Lester L. Wester , 00
    Jan. 18, 2019 1:07 p.m.

    Leonidas: "Nice third stringer from Texas. Yahoo."

    Again:

    Texas
    Oklahoma
    Alabama
    Arizona
    Arizona State
    California
    LSU
    Miami
    Michigan
    Nebraska
    North Carolina
    Oklahoma State
    Ole Miss
    Oregon
    Oregon State
    Penn State
    TCU
    UCLA
    Washington State
    West Virginia

  • No playoff for U Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 12:04 p.m.

    brian

    “Ludwig turned a San Diego St QB named Derek Carr into an NFL guy. He almost did the same with Brian Johnson at Utah”

    Don’t kid yourself.

    BJ didn’t even make a pre-season NFL practice squad.

    —-

    It’s interesting how much hype Utah fans heap on QB transfers who couldn’t cut it at more talented programs.

    Maybe Utah fans should hold off on annointing the kid a Heisman contender until he’s completed his first collegiate pass.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 12:00 p.m.

    To those minimizing this by pointing out he was 3rd string at Texas, please stop. He was a freshman...and I can tell you firsthand no one is starting at Texas over Elhinger until he goes to the NFL. If you haven't had the privilege (or in my case the demise) of watching Elhinger, he's a good one...think of Tim Tebow if he could actually pass.

    Rising is a good get for the Utes, and under Ludwig he'll be even better. This definitely takes the sting away of losing Tuttle.

  • Wallbanger Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 12:01 p.m.

    WACougmidmajor:

    What happens when Wilson goes down? As he sure likes to run a lot.
    Also, too bad Conover was downgraded to a three star as per Rivals and 24/7 sports. I wonder how Harmon will spin that?

  • ArizonaUte SLC, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 11:56 a.m.

    @pac mid major

    "Now lets see... This guy was a 4th string QB at Texas correct ???"

    ---------------

    Interesting question. Rising was actually 3rd string, behind one of the best college QBs in the nation and another former University of Texas starter. Rising was a freshman last yr. beating out another highly rated freshman for the #3 spot.

    Have you seen Cameron Rising's offer list? Have you watched his film? Both very impressive.

    "Now lets see... Zach Wilson had zero P5 offers out of High School, correct ???"

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Jan. 18, 2019 11:32 a.m.

    @pac mid major

    "Now lets see... This guy was a 4th string QB at Texas correct ???"

    Now let's see...at BYU-P, you guys are hanging your hopes on a guy who had zero P5 offers out of high school, correct???

  • brian of ohio Kent, OH
    Jan. 18, 2019 11:28 a.m.

    Tuttle and Daniels both are top notch talent. So their losses will always be felt. However, Ludwig turned a San Diego St QB named Derek Carr into an NFL guy. He almost did the same with Brian Johnson at Utah. He was doing the same thing at Vanderbilt at a school that is the basement of the SEC and made them competitive.

    If Ludwig likes the guy, I think he has a good shot. Before you spout he was 3rd string at Texas, remember the same is true of Tuttle at Utah. He was 3rd string because Elhinger is a top QB in the country already and they want an experienced backup in their Junior. His 3rd string doesn't mean talent, it just means experience wise. He was named 3rd string above another Texas recruit in the same class that was also 4 stars. So he was better than another top recruit.

    The fact we finally have another QB option could impact notable recruits (Nacua).

  • Wallbanger Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 10:57 a.m.

    I don’t wish anything bad upon Tuttle because he left. And from the many things I’ve heard and read, he only bailed because daddy couldn’t handle him sitting on the bench. As far as Daniels goes, it was a similar situation. Jayden and dad LOVED Utah, but mommy didn’t. Who knows if either are 100% true, but it made sense from the people I talked to ( a couple of which work at the U) and stuff I read.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Jan. 18, 2019 10:58 a.m.

    You can never be too deep at QB; last year was a prime example of that. Good get; welcome aboard young man.

  • pacmidmajor Springville, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 10:47 a.m.

    Now lets see... This guy was a 4th string QB at Texas correct ???

  • ArizonaUte SLC, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 10:38 a.m.

    @Cougsndawgs - West Point , UT

    Good points.

    Tuttle can be a special player. He transferred but that doesn't make him less of a QB. I wish him luck.

    Jayden Daniels was our #1 target for this cycle. He is going to be a good one....for ASU unfortunately. But Rising takes away that sting.

    Rising likely fits Ludwigs offense better than he would have TT's. Daniels fits TT's to a T. Not more TT and we didn't get Daniels. So......next man up.

    Really happy with getting both Ludwig and Rising. Future looks bright.

  • Jello is Good ,
    Jan. 18, 2019 10:35 a.m.

    @ekute - Layton, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 8:10 a.m.

    "Pro-style and talented runner...good fit...Ludwig will certainly know what to do with him.

    Jello,
    You are obviously disappointed and very worried. lol. Go Utes!"

    Actually, not disappointed or worried. I don't think Shelly is the answer to your offensive shortcomings and this young man just might be. With Tuttle gone, you needed him. Your ceiling just got much higher.

    And unlike your feelings toward BYU, I like Utah and most of their fans.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 10:15 a.m.

    Azute:
    "Jack who?

    Jayden who?"

    Yeah right...unless you're crazy you would have taken Jayden all day every day over Rising. Not a knock on Rising, he's a good player, but Jayden is next level talent, and would have easily been the highest rated QB in Utah history.

    And I understand why people are knocking Tuttle...it's what fans do when a guy transfers, but he was rated higher than Rising for a reason, guy can sling it. He remains the highest rated QB in Utah history...so there's that.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Jan. 18, 2019 10:13 a.m.

    "He’ll have to sit out a season, per NCAA transfer rules, and won’t be able to play for the Utes until 2020."

    100% incorrect.

    His declared major (Criminal Justice) was not offered at Texas, but it is at Utah. NCAA laws waive the one year waiting period if you're transferring to a school that offers your major from one that didn't.

    He will be eligible in 2019.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Jan. 18, 2019 10:06 a.m.

    @ Cougsndawgs,

    I hear ya dear brutha. Utah needs a couple breaks indeed. And, Rising is a very good QB in all ways. I was sullied that your UGA squad lost their bowl game. We Utes got creamed to by Northwestern, sadly. I hope your Georgia team steams-out of the gate next season! Cheers, Mike.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 9:57 a.m.

    And there's the first fruits of Ludwig. He's not just a good OC, but has a reputation for developing QBs. Great hire for Whit and the Utes.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Jan. 18, 2019 9:31 a.m.

    I watched Rising's film.........he is the REAL DEAL, unlike poser Jack Tuttle. Rising can play some serious QB folks! We needed a lil' luck, and we got a true gem for the future!

    Gooooooo Utes!

  • Leonidas Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 8:59 a.m.

    National championship is in the bag now. Nice third stringer from Texas. Yahoo.

  • OnlyInUtah Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 8:40 a.m.

    No doubts we will be the National Champions with him at the helm.

  • ArizonaUte SLC, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 8:34 a.m.

    What a tremendous development and recruiting win for Utah.

    This is the kind of player we need to keep moving forward, getting better.

    And a great opportunity for Rising. Should be a 3 yr starter in a great conf. against competition he is familiar with and playing for a very good OC who is excellent with QBs.

    Couldn't be more excited!!!

  • ???? Murray, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 8:34 a.m.

    This is "THE GUY." The 3rd string guy at Texas is defiantly the future. I can't wait for him to get on campus. The track record we have with developing young QB's is what will get him over the top. Pac-10 for life.

  • JackRyanSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 8:12 a.m.

    Great news...add this to some of the other potential gets in February and I am excited!!

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 8:10 a.m.

    Pro-style and talented runner...good fit...Ludwig will certainly know what to do with him.

    Jello,
    You are obviously disappointed and very worried. lol. Go Utes!

  • BAKC Litchfield Park, AZ
    Jan. 18, 2019 8:06 a.m.

    The better question is will the uTE offensive scheme adjust to a pro style quarterback or will they continue the RPO and find this kid on the outside looking in?

    Time will tell.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Jan. 18, 2019 7:41 a.m.

    We really needed this to happen!

    Goooooo Utes!

  • Summer Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 7:41 a.m.

    Huge get for Utah. Look at some of his offers when he was recruited:

    Texas
    Oklahoma
    Alabama
    Arizona
    Arizona State
    California
    LSU
    Miami
    Michigan
    Nebraska
    North Carolina
    Oklahoma State
    Ole Miss
    Oregon
    Oregon State
    Penn State
    TCU
    UCLA
    Washington State
    West Virginia

  • Jello is Good ,
    Jan. 18, 2019 6:45 a.m.

    Good unexpected get and fills a big hole at a minimum for depth. And no I don’t think he will move to defense. Too great a need at QB.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    Jan. 18, 2019 6:22 a.m.

    This young man is special and will be special for the U. Excited to have him learn from Ludwig and team. This grab will also help with other recruits. Wait until February when a few more significant recruits switch their commitment to the U or come here first choice. Big get. Welcome to Utah Utes.

  • Diligent Dave Logan, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 5:38 a.m.

    Cool! Hope you can help take us over the top! I'd love to have 2 or 3 years equivalent to 2009 (no losses, beat Alabama big time in Sugar Bowl - recognized mid-2018 as best team in 2008/2009 - this, of course, would be great to be avoided, by playing in & winning NCAA Championship game).

    Welcome Cameron Rising!

    Go Utes!

  • Tomahawk Red Miami Beach, FL
    Jan. 18, 2019 5:32 a.m.

    JoCo Ute - Grants Pass, OR
    Jan. 17, 2019 10:21 p.m.

    Love to see Utah play Tuttle's IU team somewhere down the road.

    ---—-----

    Wouldn't that be sweet?

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 2:50 a.m.

    Welcome to "The best snow on Earth."

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 18, 2019 1:06 a.m.

    Jack who?

    Jayden who?

    Welcome aboard Cameron! Welcome to #UteNation!

    Go Utes!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 17, 2019 11:11 p.m.

    6-foot-1 and 235-pound QB

    Finally a QB with PAC-12 size.

    Go UTES!

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 10:27 p.m.

    Welcome to Utah Cam.

    Glad you're here.

  • JoCo Ute Grants Pass, OR
    Jan. 17, 2019 10:21 p.m.

    Congrats to both Utah and Cameron Rising. One 4-star quarterback out (Tuttle ranked # 15 QB senior HS) and one 4-star quarterback in (Rising ranked # 11 QB senior HS). Hope it works out well. Love to see Utah play Tuttle's IU team somewhere down the road.

  • everything is awesome Cedar City, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 10:04 p.m.

    The latest Heisman candidate for Utah.

  • Wallbanger Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 10:01 p.m.

    Excellent news! Welcome to the family Rising. Very excited for the future at Utah. Especially with Ludwig coming back.

    And before the usual trolls chime in, and say “he’ll end up on defense anyways”. Maybe ask Paul Kruger, Sean Smith and Chase Hansen how that worked out. As well as many others. Whittingham, the master at putting athletes where they’ll succeed most on the field.

    Now we just need 12 more QB recruits, and we’ll have as many as the other team that was relevant...ish 35 years ago.

    Go Utes!!!