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    Graham

    I like this guy's attitude. I like even more that we're starting to get such stories about ISU recruits. That kind of coverage helps other prospects decide this is a program with a future that they want to be a part of. The U can't talk about them so we have to rely on the media.

    This is a nice piece by Bobby La Gesse - I hope he does more.

    Mid-Iowa Newspapers - ISU recruiters target athletic playmakers


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    "This past season, Graham caught 37 passes for 578 yards and four touchdowns for 10-2 Joliet, which included victories over North Iowa Area Community College and Ellsworth Community College. He averaged 14.8 yards per catch."

    Anyone see something wrong with that math?



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    "I was telling the coaches I saw a couple of different plays that I have the confidence that I could have turned into a big play," Graham said. "I'm taking nothing away from the guys they have there right now. They work hard and did a great job this year, but with my vision and instincts, I could have turned a few plays into something bigger."

    He seems very confident in himself, and I like that. I want all of our new guys to come in with the attitude that "I can make that play, I can exploit that team, I am an improvement over the guys ahead of me and I'm going to prove it." Every new player that increases our team speed, increases our team ability and increases our (warning: overused terminology ahead) team swagger will be a giant step in the right direction.
    Hopefully these guys will have the right attitude and the abilities to back it up.



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    Re: Graham

    thats a nice read. And completely true. the other teams always seemed to have faster, more athletic, and alot more of them. It will be cool to see how this recruiting class ends



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    Re: Graham

    I love his confidence...in not only himself but also his future coaches and the rest of his future teammates!!



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    Re: Graham

    Devil's advocate here...I've seen this kid and he wasnt that big he'll definetly need to stack on some weight when here. I like fast but you also need physical.



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    Re: Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Devil's advocate here...I've seen this kid and he wasnt that big he'll definetly need to stack on some weight when here. I like fast but you also need physical.
    Anyone who has watched the movie Rudy knows that in football attitude and hard work trumps pure physical size. Right?



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    Re: Graham

    Someone should forward this to the RAG on how to write a real article. Nice job out of Bobby.




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    Re: Graham

    He reminds me of TO. I would love to see him playing at 215 or 220 next season. He has the frame to add the weight, that's for sure.



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    Re: Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    He reminds me of TO. I would love to see him playing at 215 or 220 next season. He has the frame to add the weight, that's for sure.
    If he's not enrolling in January, that would be tough. And Chizik already has a speedy former juco receiver on campus to put muscle on--Wallace Franklin.



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    Re: Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    If he's not enrolling in January, that would be tough. And Chizik already has a speedy former juco receiver on campus to put muscle on--Wallace Franklin.
    Graham is something like 6'-2", 190 - that's not exactly small. Franklin is listed at 169 lbs, that's pretty skinny. To me it doesn't appear that they have similar builds at all.



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    Don't recall saying that they had similar builds. Just that either (if you want Graham at 215) of them could use 25 pounds--and it would seem easirer for Fanklin when he's on campus already.



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    Re: Graham

    I prefer results not talk. Last year everyone was in love with J. Bass' talk. Do it on the field then talk.



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    Re: Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Devil's advocate here...I've seen this kid and he wasnt that big he'll definetly need to stack on some weight when here. I like fast but you also need physical.
    Not necessarily. I won't argue that it doesn't hurt, but if you are quick enough to avoid getting stuck by the db's at the line, or if they are playing soft because of your speed, you don't need to be real physical. A good example of this is Randy Moss. He's not the most physical reciever out there, but we all know what he can do on the field.



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    Re: Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    I prefer results not talk. Last year everyone was in love with J. Bass' talk. Do it on the field then talk.
    I had no problems with J.J. It's tough for a tailback to play with a shoulder injury. I think he'll have an excellent senior season.

    Graham and Carlson should be excellent additions. I'll be interested to see how long it takes before they get their feet under them. After all, Bell started from Game 1.



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