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BYU QB Commit

So i stopped subscribing to 247 a while ago but from what the mods were saying a few months ago the kid that was a top Utah’s QB board just committed to BYU. That’s really frustrating. Why are we still losing commits to them? Why do we only have one commit so far?
Despite our winning it feels like we’re losing recruiting momentum the last couple years, not building like you would think we would after continuing to put kids in the league and winning the south.

  • Utah

    Utah stopped recruiting him a month or more ago. He didn’t quite develop the way everybody hoped. 

    Hes a solid kid but not a P5 QB. 

  • Johnny80
    5

    75 days….

    Utah football can’t come soon enough. This is the worst time of the year for sports.

  • BattleGroundUte
    3

    Rugby World Cup isn’t until September either. Going to be a long summer. Guess I will have to pay attention at work and spend time with “family”. 

    • Johnny80
      6

      BGU- totally get it. I have farmers market and fresh, amazing vegetables to eat. As for family, we just talk about the upcoming football season. Vegetables = best part of summer. Other than that the sun is up too much and it’s too damn hot. Good god, just realized I’m writing about veggies on Ute Hub. 🤦‍♂️F:,k, I want the season to start. Arrr.

      • whitlessham
        6

        What the…

        Suck’n back on old grandpa cough medicine are ya? 

        • Johnny80
          1 3

          @whitlessham I bet you smell bad. That is all.

      • I already went to Flaming Gorge for four days. 56 water temp and 30 degrees at night. Woke up freezing my ass off. Wonder when summer will get started. Caught plenty of Salmon thankfully. 

  • Utesbyfive
    3

    But the best time for vacations!

  • Utebeam
    3

    75 days until we lose to BYU…..not! Nine is coming.

  • GameForAnyFuss
    1 3

    Huh? Worst time of the year for sports? Major golf tournaments. Major tennis tournaments. Tons of soccer going on everywhere. Tour de France is about to start. Baseball is in full swing.

    There’s plenty more to this life than football and basketball.

    • Tennis used to be fun to watch. I don’t like the present athletes.  Williams sisters really turned me off women’s tennis which I enjoyed more than Men’s. 

  • Duhwayne
    5

    Both starting DTs ranked in top 25 by this smart guy

  • RiseasUtes
    5

    The best part is the guys behind them are very solid as well.  Our DT rotation is going to be so good.

  • BD
    5

    #5 Leki Fotu. And to think that he was a Rivals 2-star recruit. I remember on signing day Whitt talking about him and briefly mentioning how ridiculous it was that he was considered a 2-star player.

    • Central Coast Ute
      2

      Yeah his recruit rankings were horribly wrong. Even USC came at him hard and they don’t recruit 2 stars.

  • AUtahManSir
    1

    Lots of good picks on his lists.  Moss at RB #14 is waaaaaay too low.

  • Duhwayne
    19

    247’s Washington guy has a scout preview of Utah

    One scout’s view

    “Tough program that completely embodies their coach. I love (Kyle) Whittingham. If I had to choose a coach for my kid to play for, it’d be him. There’s a bunch of great coaches out there, don’t get me wrong, but Whittingham just seems to squeeze every bit of ability and talent out of each player and I haven’t met one person who isn’t ready to go through a wall for him. He’s a great CEO of their program and they’d better hope he wants to be there for the next decade because I doubt they will ever be able to replace him.”

     

    https://247sports.com/college/washington/Article/Washington-Huskies-Football-A-Post-Spring-Scouts-View-Of-The-Utah-Utes-132692325/

  • Duhwayne
    13

    One more quote :

    “Utah has the best staff in the conference in my opinion. They have a strong work-ethic, the coaches are tough and fair with their players and they’ve got things pointed in the right direction. They also have a really good fanbase. Getting to the (Pac 12) Championship Game last year really has them energized and I think there’s a great chance they’ll be back there this year. Their QB play has to be good and they have to replace some guys on defense, but they’re talented in a lot of different areas and that’s going to be the difference for them. Like I said, I think this is the best staff in the conference and I think they’ll have their guys ready to go this season.”

    • RiseasUtes
      5

      Impossible, just ask whitless(or whatever his current user name is).

      • BulgieUte

        why bring him up?

        • RiseasUtes
          2

          Bad joke, obviously missed the mark.

          I really like our staff and always feel they are underrated, so I’m happy to see others are seeing what we have.  My point was some of our own fans(like the guy I mentioned) take our staff for granted. 

  • BD
    3

    The comments are good also. Lots of praise for Whittingham.

  • ironman1315
    4 3

    Something something closing. Something something I’m a moron. Something something Michigan. Something something I’m a troll.

    In b4 AAU.

  • Duhwayne
    6

    Phil Steele has Utah at 8 in his preseason. Choochoooooo

  • Duhwayne
    2

    Also, he names Utah as his top surprise team.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/WestCoastCFB/status/1139001947359285248

  • AlohaUte
    1

    Wow, he seems to tend to underrate Utah in the past. 8 seems awful high. Maybe he knows something I don’t.

    • PhiladelphiaUte

      Utah does often find themselves underrated, but not by Phil Steele.  His reportings have been fairly accurate over the years.

  • ironman1315
    9

    ME RN.

    • utefansince79

       I remember that body slam.

       

  • BattleGroundUte
    4

  • Duhwayne
    4

    Utes in NFL update, Seattle edition

    Cody and Marquise getting some love. I think Blair had been out with a hammy though. 

     

    https://247sports.com/nfl/seattle-seahawks/Article/Cody-Barton-Marquise-Blair-status-offseason-program-status-132780849/Amp/

    Is this 7-7 guy on the Utes' radar?

    Looks like he’s a bit fragile, kind of scary, actually, and even has trouble running, but he can shoot and pass.

  • Hammer

    I thought he was committed to Gonzaga or some or a Pac-12 school?

  • chinngiskhaan
    2

    Eh, we have a freshman that is more skilled, less skinny, and nearly as tall

    • PlainsUte
      1

      comment s’appelle?

  • whitlessham
    4

    looks like he has 5 extra neck vertebrae..

  • Tony
    3

    To post youtube videos here on the website, just paste the URL in the text area. That way it will auto-play instead of being a link. I fixed it for you.

  • Thlete

    I saw a video of this kid a while back and somebody cracked, “he looks like NBA 2K on PS1”. I guilty laughed far too long.

  • Go Blues!

    Not sure if there are any other hockey lovers on the board, but game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals is happening right now. The Blues were the first team I started following when I got into hockey and didn’t have a pro team to cheer for, being from Salt Lake.

    They’ve never won a ‘Ship and any chance to root against a team from Boston is great.

    Go Blues!

    P.S. Hockey >>>>>> basketball.

  • FtheY
    2

    I love the intensity of playoff hockey, so much fun. Didn’t watch any this year though unfortunately. 

  • darklightning
    1

    Can’t stand Boston (other than Rask and Bergeron).

    • ironman1315
      1

      I just despise the sports fans of that city. Second only to Philly fans.

      • PhiladelphiaUte
        1 2

        Have you ever been to a Philly sports event?  Had you ever even been to Philadelphia?  I had season tickets to the Flyers, and can tell you first hand that all that “Philadelphia sports fans are horrible” talk is way overplayed.

        • ironman1315
          1

          Been to Philly, not a sports event, but they threw snowballs at Santa. Riot. There’s a lot out there.

          • PhiladelphiaUte
            2 1

            You see?  That only further illustrates my point.  That incident happened over 50 years ago, yet the the way folks like you talk, you’d think it happened after the Utes joined the Pac-12.

            That rep is way overplayed.

            • KiYi-Ute
              3

              https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/eagles-fans-are-the-absolute-worst-and-here-are-9-times-they-proved-it/

              *stirs pot*

              • PlainsUte
                1

                CBS Sports hasn’t been to Provostan?

  • darklightning
    1

    Also, Binnington will want to (and deserves to) be paid!

    • utefansince79
      2

      Great series.   Have liked the Blues since they were the Golden Eagles’ parent club back in the early 80s.

       

       

    • ironman1315

      I’m such an idiot. I just noticed your emblem is a Mandalorian (Boba Fett I imagine) and it’s the LVK’s kind of logo. High, I’m ironman1315 and I’m stupid.

  • Anfernee
    7

    Phil Steele

    1. Utah, 13 2. Oregon, 12 USC, 12 4. UCLA, 10 WSU, 10 6. Arizona, 9 ASU, 9 Colorado, 9 Washington, 9 10. Cal, 8 Stanford, 8 12. OSU, 7
  • Chidojuan
    3

    Phil is the man.

  • Thlete
    5

    Not only that, but has Utah ranked #8!

    Phil Steele’s 2019 Preseason Top 60:

    1. Alabama
    2. Clemson
    3. Michigan
    4. Georgia
    5. Oklahoma
    8. Utah
    12. Oregon
    16. Washington
    22. Stanford
    32. USC
    33. WSU
    36. Boise St
    38. BYU
    52. SDSU
    53. Utah St
    54. Fresno St
    60. ASU

  • cjd1
    5

    Sporting News top 130 football coaches. Whitt at impressive#21

    https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-football/list/ranking-college-football-coaches-1c-130-for-2019-season/cy34p8nnobep1mh7va92s3q0o

  • ironman1315
    4

    Nice. Everything is coming up utah.

  • chinngiskhaan
    1

    Compare him to the guys ahead of him, he is in elite company. The top 20 coaches are the who’s who of college football coaches. It proves that he absolutely could be a big program coach, but he chose to stay put.

  • astUTE

    Chris Peterson at number 6?  Seriously!?!   I guess that is what comes from the Eastern media seeing enough Boise State bowl wins, and him entering the PAC-12 when UCS, and virtually everyone else, is at a low state.

    I hate the guy – but frankly, I hate him most for the number of wins he has over Whitt…

  • UteThunder

    Gary Andersen is way too low at #101. He bombed at Oregon State but what he did at Utah State is nothing short of miraculous and he did a great job at Wisconsin the short time he was there. He should most definitely be ahead of Sitake(#85) and Wells(#76). Sitake has yet to do anything even close to what Gary has done in his career and Wells had similar success to Gary at USU, but Gary laid the ground work for him. 

    • PlainsUte

      Skating out of Wisconsin after a year was not view favorably.   Oregon State is always going to be in the shadow of Oregon and Washington and tough to recruit to (though I happen to love the area, myself, I am not a 17-year-old football player).   Not a good move on his part.