Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 83,867, Level: 90
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 1,683
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second ClassVeteran
    NATEizKING's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hilton
    Posts
    7,811
    Points
    83,867
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 695
    Given: 1,150

    Ames Tribune Recruiting

    Football: There

    "Iowa State defensive tackles coach Shane Burnham sends handwritten letters to recruits once a week, highlighting different aspects of the football program."

    Recruiting doesn't end, "So before he took off for a multi-week family retreat, he wrote every handwritten note that would be sent to recruits while he was gone."

    Once a week sends a letter to the player and one to the parents as well. Staff thinks they have a good chance to get commits if they can get them to visit, which is tough for him recruiting Florida as most do not attend camps or take unofficials.



  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 186,455, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Aclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, Ia.
    Posts
    13,072
    Points
    186,455
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 268
    Given: 1,049

    Re: Ames Tribune Recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by NATEizKING View Post
    Football: There

    "Iowa State defensive tackles coach Shane Burnham sends handwritten letters to recruits once a week, highlighting different aspects of the football program."

    Recruiting doesn't end, "So before he took off for a multi-week family retreat, he wrote every handwritten note that would be sent to recruits while he was gone."

    Once a week sends a letter to the player and one to the parents as well. Staff thinks they have a good chance to get commits if they can get them to visit, which is tough for him recruiting Florida as most do not attend camps or take unofficials.
    Which helps explain why we don't yet have any commits from Florida--which some people are"surprised" about.




    "Cyclones on the run!"

    -John Walters


  3. #3
    Walk On
    Points: 5,028, Level: 20
    Level completed: 95%, Points required for next Level: 22
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    211
    Points
    5,028
    Level
    20
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 26

    Re: Ames Tribune Recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Which helps explain why we don't yet have any commits from Florida--which some people are"surprised" about.

    Reggan Northrup is from Jacksonville, FL



  4. #4
    Legend
    Points: 186,455, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Aclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, Ia.
    Posts
    13,072
    Points
    186,455
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 268
    Given: 1,049

    Re: Ames Tribune Recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by kyle22kjs View Post
    Reggan Northrup is from Jacksonville, FL
    oops.

    Nice save!




    "Cyclones on the run!"

    -John Walters


  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 16,635, Level: 39
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 615
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    Cyclonic1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Sun City, AZ
    Posts
    1,191
    Points
    16,635
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 146
    Given: 393

    Re: Ames Tribune Recruiting

    Great reading - glad we do this - thanks for linking.











    "This is the most severe the talk has been since I've been here," said Thomas, who will be a junior. "If that was to be the case and I hope it's not -- whoever steps in, we can still do something special.
    "If it happens that Fred were to leave and I hope he stays -- we will stick together. We're super-talented, no matter what. We can do something special next year."
    Matt Thomas 5/2015


  6. #6
    Legend
    Points: 132,215, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 58.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    Cycsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    10,897
    Points
    132,215
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 854
    Given: 684

    Re: Ames Tribune Recruiting

    If you watch the Cyclone Feud videos, you sometimes see Coach Rhoads writing notes that sound much like what Shane talks about.



  7. #7
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 42,797, Level: 63
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 153
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    NickTheGreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    4,825
    Points
    42,797
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 442
    Given: 585

    Re: Ames Tribune Recruiting

    Interesting read. I talked to Shane in an airport security line for about 45 minutes a while back. He is a really nice guy and really knows his stuff



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • August 29, 2015
  • 06:00 PM