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    Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    So I was bored and decided to look at this years recruiting class and compare it to the last two years. Specifically, what schools kids turned down in favor of ISU.

    * I only counted confirmed offers via Rivals
    ** I only counted BCS schools

    2010 (18 different BCS Schools)
    Houston
    Kansas State
    Minnesota
    Washington State
    Kansas
    Utah
    Louisville
    Baylor
    Iowa
    Georgia Tech
    Kentucky
    Northwestern
    Vanderbilt
    Oklahoma State
    TCU
    Mississippi
    Nebraska
    Syracuse

    2011 (25 different BCS schools)
    Minnesota
    Cincinnati
    Louisville
    Kansas State
    Kansas
    Utah
    Arkansas
    Auburn
    Duke
    Georgia Tech
    Michigan
    Mississippi
    North Carolina
    Pittsburgh
    South Florida
    Stanford
    Tennessee
    Texas Tech
    Miami (Fl.)
    Missouri
    Penn State
    Iowa
    Wake Forrest
    Washington State
    Nebraska

    2012 (35 different BCS Schools)
    Duke
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Louisville
    Mississippi
    Mississippi State
    Missouri
    Rutgers
    South Forida
    Temple
    Washington State
    Indiana
    Michigan
    Baylor
    Houston
    Minnesota
    North Carolina
    Arizona
    Arizona State
    Arkansas
    California
    Clemson
    Colorado
    Illinois
    Iowa
    Kansas State
    Notre Dame
    TCU
    Tennessee
    Texas A&M
    Utah
    Boston College
    South Carolina
    Vanderbilt
    Oregon State


    So it's very obvious that ISU is going after bigger fish and getting them. This will not only help in terms of getting better kids playing for ISU but also in recruiting, telling kids "X kid got an offer from X school and he came here and was all conference"


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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    These were official offers to those kids from these schools or just schools on their list? If they were actual offers, I like what I'm seeing.



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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    These were official offers to those kids from these schools or just schools on their list? If they were actual offers, I like what I'm seeing.
    actual offers



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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    This class was about 4 or 5 recruits smaller than last as well. Try an avg offers/recruit number.



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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    Quote Originally Posted by Messi View Post
    actual offers
    I know several of these recruits had offers that werent shown on Rivals. Aka had offers from a lot of schools.



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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    I know several of these recruits had offers that werent shown on Rivals. Aka had offers from a lot of schools.
    This happens a lot, and is probably why some of the previous years are lower numbers. I'm sure they had more offers than that.


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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    I know several of these recruits had offers that werent shown on Rivals. Aka had offers from a lot of schools.
    I heard this too. Like some SEC schools. His strong commitment was why the offer was not "official", as he was telling them to do their school a favor and offer some other kid because he is a Cyclone. Love it!



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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Messi View Post
    actual offers
    I know several of these recruits had offers that werent shown on Rivals. Aka had offers from a lot of schools.
    Since he doesn't have that data on everyone, you just have to assume that it evens out between each class. The basic principle of what he is saying holds true.



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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    I know several of these recruits had offers that werent shown on Rivals. Aka had offers from a lot of schools.
    IIRC, Aka picked up ~5 offers in the past 2 weeks.




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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    Since he doesn't have that data on everyone, you just have to assume that it evens out between each class. The basic principle of what he is saying holds true.
    Exactly. I don't doubt that many of the kids we recruited had more offers, I just went off what Rivals had listed. Didn't feel like doing that much research to find every offer from every kid haha



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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    Not just the number of schools has increased, but also the calibre of schools that were beat out. In 2010, we mostly beat out schools that were also rans in their conferences, or schools that weren't yet BCS schools (Utah, TCU).



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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    Not just the number of schools has increased, but also the calibre of schools that were beat out. In 2010, we mostly beat out schools that were also rans in their conferences, or schools that weren't yet BCS schools (Utah, TCU).

    Good to see the number pick up, but Lawry makes up the majority of the schools on that list however.



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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    Who did Aka get offered by that wasn't shown?


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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    IIRC, Aka picked up ~5 offers in the past 2 weeks.
    What schools?



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    Re: Schools ISU Commits picked us over

    Let me see if I can find his tweet.

    Edit: Couldn't find it. Must have been my imagination then.


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