Chris Olave to Ohio State.


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      • #54313

        UteFanatic
        Ute Fan
        @utefanatic

        No surprise, but still a bummer. 

      • #54314
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        X723
        Ute Fan
        @x723

        yes it is

        • #54315

          UteFanatic
          Ute Fan
          @utefanatic

          It’s nice to be in the top 3, 4, and 5 of these elite kids’ school choices. Utah would not have been in his top 4 a few years ago – but at some point, we NEED to start landing some of these kids.

          I realize we got J. Tuttle and that is amazing. But I really, really want a few elite receivers. 

          • #54320
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            Pace Manyung
            Ute Fan
            @a2ute

            Landing these types of players is easy….JUST WIN. (see TCU for proof)

            These players will come if you start winning the important games. Until then, expect the usual JUCOs or low three star Polys.

            But who cares right? star rankings is FAKE NEWS. 

             

               

            • #54321
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              ironman1315
              Ute Fan
              @ironman1315

              Find one post where anyone said star rankings are fake news. I’ll wait. 

            • #54323
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              Hammer
              Ute Fan
              @hammer

              I’m so glad you’re here with all the answers. TCU is located in Dallas Ft. Worth area of Texas > SLC, Utah and K-Whitt is a defense guy…so your derogatory comments toward Whitt when a receiver commits to 3 time National champ are weak.

            • #54337
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              KJU
              Ute Fan
              @kjute

              Quick, someone tell Kyle this secret to getting recruits! “Just Win”. Wow, some kind of insight.

          • #54326
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            Onlyu
            Ute Fan
            @uf8fl

            I would argue that we are landing these types of players.
            Bryan Thompson was a high 4 star recruit last year. Top 25 National WR. Will have a big role next year. Still a couple of 4 star wideouts in play that we can possibly land as well.
            Boyd (top 5 in Texas) and Hampton were high 3 or 4 star gets depending on the ranking service. The last few years we’ve beaten Oklahoma, Alabama, Oregon, USC, UCLA, etc. for kids who are already here. We’ve done the same thing this year as well. Tuttle will bring in more before he’s done I can assure you. If the offense plays as well as we think it will next year that will start happening next Fall.

            Olave was never coming here…He considered Utah because of Tuttle but was always going to OSU or staying home at UCLA.

            Winning helps…I agree that we probably get a kid or two we might have missed on this year but it wouldn’t be crazy significant. No debating that a title would give us a boost but our avg star rating will end up in the upper 20’s or low 30’s. We don’t have room for a big class so we don’t get the high total but as I’ve mentioned before…Covey, Boyd and Tufua are a few additions to this year’s roster who weren’t available last year. 3 starters – Soph and 2RS Frosh. Add some mission/RS kids to what’s still left to come and it’s a class that rivals last year’s ranking.

            • #54327
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              Utah
              Ute Fan
              @utah

              So much this. Our fans are weird. No matter what Utah does, it is not enough. 

              And then they wonder why everyone thinks this state is so weird and they wonder why Whitt has such a hard time convincing kids that we are normal. 

            • #54336
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              UteFanatic
              Ute Fan
              @utefanatic

              Good points. It’s true that things have been improving and we have landed a few elite recruits.

            • #54373

              32utahutes
              Ute Fan
              @32utahutes

              Right. Only way Olave ends up at Utah is if UCLA and OSU didn’t offer a scholarship and we were his best option. I think he would’ve ended up at UCLA, but they just took Hurt and have already signed 4 WR. Ohio State has signed 1. I’m happy for him.

          • #54330

            FtheY
            Ute Fan
            @fthey

            I agree. We need one or two to start falling our way. If next year is successful, coupled with GA’s salesmanship, I think we’ll get one or two. 

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        Pace Manyung
        Ute Fan
        @a2ute

        He kwhitt.  Coffees for closers.

         

         

        • #54334
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          RiseasUtes
          Ute Fan
          @riseasutes

          Are you this irrational outside of football also?  The fact that you think we should be recruiting with the likes of USC, UCLA, Texas etc is a joke.  Our recruiting is on par with teams like Maryland, Kentucky(ours is lower), Vandy, Colorado, Texas Tech etc and our staff gets more out of our player than a lot of similar programs .  The fact we go to bowl games and win up to 10 games a year is impressive.  Our program is still building and will take awhile to get name recognition like the big programs.

      • #54322
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        Anonymous
        Inactive

        It’s disappointing, but not devastating. If we want these kids to come to Utah we have to start winning games. We don’t have “alternate” recruiting draws like the other schools in our conference.

        We don’t have an Adult Entertainment course study program like USC and ASU.
        We don’t have a Cannabis course study like CU, UO, OSU, WSU and UW.
        We’re not a bastion of hot Asian chicks like UCLA and Cal.
        We don’t pay as much as UA does.
        Finally, we’re not Stanford.

        If we want guys we have to win games to get them.
        We’re almost as weird as the zoo in the eyes of these kids. We have to overcome all of these challenges by winning.

        • #54331
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          FtheY
          Ute Fan
          @fthey

          I don’t disagree. Just for fun, what do we have that sets us apart from other p5 schools? 

          An NFL pipeline 

          Continuity at head coach

          A team first atmosphere – 123 family!

          A permanent chip on our shoulders, an underdog mentality

          Bad ass punters

          Crown burger

          In all seriousness though, it would be awesome if #1 and #2 made more of an impact as they are true strengths of ours. 

          Any others? 

           

           

        • #54359

          Red Don
          Ute Fan
          @reddon

          Tell me more about the hot Asian chicks.

          • #54361

            Anonymous
            Inactive

            Google is your friend, well, maybe not in this instance.

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