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    Ames Tribune Recruiting

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    "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.



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    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.


    Go Cyclones!

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    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



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    Re: Ames Tribune Recruiting

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

    Nice save!


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    Re: Ames Tribune Recruiting

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









    I realized that we are just tough young men. Resilient, really, Morris adds. A lot of people probably would have tucked their tail and tried to make moves but this group stuck together. Everybody is on the same page and that really told me a lot about the type of season we can have.
    W
    hoever steps in, we can still do something special.
    We're super-talented, no matter what. We can do something special next year."
    Matt Thomas 5/2015

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    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.



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    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



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