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QB Hires PR Firm, Hits Sports Bar, Pledges to BYU

So you're one of the nation's top-rated rising senior quarterbacks. You're from Sammamish, Wash., just east of Seattle. And you decide that you want to choose a scholarship offer from Brigham Young over all the other schools wooing you. Some think that maybe Utah's success this season in the Bowl Championship Series actually helped it's rival.

Okay. So on the day before Brigham Young's annual junior recruiting day, you tell Cougars Coach Bronco Mendenhall and he pumps his fist. Then you hire a public relations firm to spread word of your pending announcement and, presumably, arrange a news conference at a downtown sports bar in Salt Lake City. (Yeah, who knew there was such a think. I know.) And, of course, make sure that your highlight reel is playing on every television in Iggy's Sports Grill, which apparently has 12 locations in Utah, plays really bad music on its Web site and, apparently, has some sort of ties that make it the preferred place for out-of-towners to tell the world they want to play for Brigham Young. And (yes, there is more) it just so happens that a wide receiver from Texas and a linebacker from California also want to pledge to Brigham Young and they're in attendance for you to introduce them. No, I'm not making any of this up. Gotta love recruiting.

By Josh Barr  | June 5, 2009; 12:19 PM ET
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Wow. You're right, Josh. That is some TERRIBLE music.

Posted by: jedd_narsavage | June 5, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

In a couple of years, when one (or more) of these kids is arrested/ineligible/just a jerk, will anybody wonder how it happened?

Posted by: mdean3 | June 5, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

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