Brandon Gurney talks BYU football recruiting on 960AM Cougar Sports radio

Mark Atuaia was a top-notch recruit from Hawaii. Can he help revive that source of talent for BYU?

Mark Atuaia was a top-notch recruit from Hawaii. Can he help revive that source of talent for BYU?

Deseret News reporter Brandon Gurney and the crew from 960AM Cougar Sports radio talked BYU football recruiting, including the Cougars’ competition from programs big and small. You can listen to the audio segment in its entirety by clicking HERE.


Gurney and the Cougar Sports crew discuss the progress BYU has made in recruiting against the likes of USC and other college powerhouses.


BYU has past success in recruiting the best players out of Hawaii. Is Norm Chow trying to prevent that, and can Hawaii product and Cougars running backs coach Mark Atuaia revive that recruiting pipeline?

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Matt Petersen

Matt joined the DeseretNews.com staff after three years of sports reporting and sports web editing at The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah. While there he covered BYU, UVU, high school and NBA sports. Born in Nebraska and raised in Phoenix, AZ, Matt has grown to love the scenery, sports and people in Utah since moving there in 2009 to finish his studies at Utah Valley University. Matt is an avid NBA follower and makes time to dust off the high-tops to do more than just write and watch the game.

One comment

  1. Higgins

    I see it as a disservice to BYU football to talk about recruiting, but not bring up the Creamery. In my opinion, BYU landed Kearsley due to the Creamery, not in spite of it. I honestly believe that more kids would go to BYU if they knew existed and that it would be available to them for 4 straight years.

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