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    Nate Cruise

    I wish ISU would pull the trigger on this kid. He is the best player to come out of AHS since Jamie Burrow. I know both Iowa and ISU were close to offering at 1 time. With the recent LB defection and recruit jumping ship I wonder where the stand on him.

    Here is his highlight film on youtube.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SND2LrAZ8MA]YouTube - Nate Cruise Ames High School 2010[/ame]

    PS. I know I am biased towards Ames High kids. Please don't bash him because he still may walk on(He really wants to play at the highest level). I know he has friends and family on this site.



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    Re: Nate Cruise

    Impressive defensive highlights... Whats his height and weight? Do you think he's faster than Jamie Burrow?



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    Re: Nate Cruise

    He's pretty impressive. Hopefully he comes to ISU, either on scholarship or by walkon. I'm not sure if he has the build to bulk up like Knott, but he's still a pretty good athlete that I'm sure our staff would like to have.



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    Re: Nate Cruise

    No offense to anyone here, but could the staff be counting on him walking on and them getting to see him that way other than burning a scholarship on him without seeing much first?



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    Re: Nate Cruise

    Man that kid explodes to the ball. Any current lower division offers?



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    Re: Nate Cruise

    The best player coming out of AHS since...who?!!

    You realize that's not saying much, and is probably the reason he doesn't have an offer.




    Part of this fanbase is like the parable of the blind men and the elephant.

    Who knew?


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    Re: Nate Cruise

    I think he is the about the only reason that this year's Ames High Team made a run in the CIML and Playoffs.

    I think that he is too small to be a linebacker in college, but as a soph and junior he played safety for the Little Cyclones.



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    Re: Nate Cruise

    Played against him. He's the real deal.



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    Re: Nate Cruise

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsCYence View Post
    Played against him. He's the real deal.
    Would he be the younger brother of former walk-on Travis Cruise?



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    Re: Nate Cruise

    I'm sure CPR has a plan for Nate. He's the type of kid we'd like on the sidelines but he may have to earn that scholarship 1st.



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    Re: Nate Cruise

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigguns View Post
    I wish ISU would pull the trigger on this kid. He is the best player to come out of AHS since Jamie Burrow. I know both Iowa and ISU were close to offering at 1 time. With the recent LB defection and recruit jumping ship I wonder where the stand on him.

    Here is his highlight film on youtube.

    YouTube - Nate Cruise Ames High School 2010

    PS. I know I am biased towards Ames High kids. Please don't bash him because he still may walk on(He really wants to play at the highest level). I know he has friends and family on this site.
    Not saying he isn't their best player in a while, but they have had better prospects. James Kohler(who is playing bball somewhere) was a high 3 star LT prospect, as he had the perfect frame and athleticism for the position. He had some really good offers too.


    Last edited by brett108; 01-24-2011 at 02:20 PM.

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    Re: Nate Cruise

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    Not saying he isn't their best player in a while, but they have had better prospects. James Kohler(who is playing bball somewhere) was a high 3 star LT prospect, as he had the perfect frame and athleticism for the position. He had some really good offers too.
    I think the OP was refering to the LB position. If not there are a lot of recent AHS alums on scholly at various levels at other positions in colloge football. AA was only 5 years ago. For LB Criuses older brother was a very good player and Sam Tim has a lot of potentional. These are guys ISU wanted as walk-ons but they got opportunities for schoolies at NW Missouri St and UNI.



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    Re: Nate Cruise

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    The best player coming out of AHS since...who?!!

    You realize that's not saying much, and is probably the reason he doesn't have an offer.
    Jamie Burrow was a starter at Nebraska his Senior year and 2001 Second-Team All-Big 12.



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    Re: Nate Cruise

    Does anyone know roughly how big he is right now. I couldn't get a handle on that. He does look like a great tackler though and he is extremely quick to the ball. On the offensive side, he just looks like a horse. Good lord no one could tackle him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Does anyone know roughly how big he is right now. I couldn't get a handle on that. He does look like a great tackler though and he is extremely quick to the ball. On the offensive side, he just looks like a horse. Good lord no one could tackle him.
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