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    John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    Not sure if Iowa State would have a shot or not, but an interesting tidbit from the Register nonetheless.

    Des Moines Roosevelt's John Meeks reconsidering commitment to Nebraska wrestling | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com



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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Not sure if Iowa State would have a shot or not, but an interesting tidbit from the Register nonetheless.

    Des Moines Roosevelt's John Meeks reconsidering commitment to Nebraska wrestling | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com

    Word on the street is this guy wants a full ride at his next stopping point. This is a little pricey, considering ISU is in on a better 130 pounder from Florida named Rossi Bruno. I think ISU would only spend a ful scholarship on Taylor Massa in the next recruiting cycle. The wherewithal to spend a full scholarship, and the lack of scholies in wrestling allow a lot of high ranked guys to go to smaller programs that will pony up the money.



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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    Chris, I thought the same thing, but if things are as brett108 says it doesn't appear likely.



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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    Word on the street is this guy wants a full ride at his next stopping point. This is a little pricey, considering ISU is in on a better 130 pounder from Florida named Rossi Bruno. I think ISU would only spend a ful scholarship on Taylor Massa in the next recruiting cycle. The wherewithal to spend a full scholarship, and the lack of scholies in wrestling allow a lot of high ranked guys to go to smaller programs that will pony up the money.
    Interesting. Thanks for the info.



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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    Yeah, I'd love to get him but I would be very suprised if we had the schollie money available this to give him anything approaching a full ride without killing the rest of our recruiting for next year.

    I agree with Brett108 that he'll probably end up at a second tier program that can offer him a full ride.


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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    Has anyone watched Meeks wrestle? I have seen him more than a few times, and while being an undefeated 3x champ is undeniably incredible, I just don't see a guy who will be in the mix for national titles. He just never seems to dominate or attack with aggression. In my opinion wrestling is about agression in its simplest form and I have never seen it from Meeks. If I am recruiting, I am looking for the Jon Reader mentality, and Meeks seems to be on the other end of the spectrum in that regard.

    If ISU is going to give anyone a full ride in wrestling, it should be Clark from SEP but that is a major up hill battle.


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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    I would think the amount of money he'd have to pay going to Nebraska on a half scholarship and Iowa State on a half scholarship are two largely different amounts, so maybe that's what it is...I know that everyone has heard he is looking for a full ride, and maybe that's why he decommitted to nebby, maybe the offered a full ride than rescinded the offer, who knows, but it would be nice to keep the highest ranked Iowa guy in next years class in state...



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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    have a question about the 9.9 scholarships.
    Does in state and out of state count the same?
    Meaning is it x # of dollars or a percentage of that
    students total costs?

    Example; to make the numbers easy let's say a year at ISU
    is 20k out of state and 15k in state. Two recruits get half rides
    the out of state would get 10k but does the in state kid get 10k
    0r 7500?


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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyforce View Post
    have a question about the 9.9 scholarships.
    Does in state and out of state count the same?
    Meaning is it x # of dollars or a percentage of that
    students total costs?
    I'm sure for a lot of programs the coaches have to take that in to account, but ISU is fully funded, so it's 9.9 total, regardless of in-state or out of state.

    Though I'm sure Jackson uses the lowered cost of in-state tuition when pitching to recruits from Iowa. For guys who aren't blue-chips it is likely less expensive to walk on to Iowa State, Iowa, or UNI than it is to go out of state for a partial schollie.



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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    His brother Blake is also transfering to a North Carolina Art school and giving up wrestling, so wrestling and rooming with his brother is no longer an attraction at Nebraska. It takes a David Taylor type kid to warrant a full ride and John Meeks is not Taylor, but would love to see him in a Cyclone singlet.



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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    Quote Originally Posted by buf87 View Post
    His brother Blake is also transfering to a North Carolina Art school and giving up wrestling, so wrestling and rooming with his brother is no longer an attraction at Nebraska. It takes a David Taylor type kid to warrant a full ride and John Meeks is not Taylor, but would love to see him in a Cyclone singlet.
    From what I have seen the only two guys in the next recruiting cycle that might warrant this are Massa and Tsirtis. Brooks Black will likely get one in two years as well.



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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    I agree with Massa, not even sure about Tsirtsis, but could see it. With 9.9 scholarships, hard to committ over 10% in one guy for 5 years.



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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    I see Sorenson graduated and will be taking graduate courses. Is he on the same tuition base as an under graduate or is it cheaper. Basically does it affect what his athletic scholarships is?



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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    Quote Originally Posted by buf87 View Post
    I see Sorenson graduated and will be taking graduate courses. Is he on the same tuition base as an under graduate or is it cheaper. Basically does it affect what his athletic scholarships is?
    9.9 Scholarships is 9.9 scholarships, the tuition cost is irrelevant to the NCAA.



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    Re: John Meeks reconsidering Nebraska commitment

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    9.9 Scholarships is 9.9 scholarships, the tuition cost is irrelevant to the NCAA.
    I mean since he graduated this May and will still be wrestling next year, will he still be receiving scholarship money next year. Probably similiar to Chris Drouin last year, I believe he already graduated from ASU prior to coming to ISU. Or was that money available this past year?



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