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    Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    I never really keep up with recruits who we had and lost or were close to going with ISU and chose someone else. Does anyone know of any recruits that flipped or went down to the wire and chose someone else who really turned out to be a stud?



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    Barry Sanders almost went to ISU.



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by IAStubborn View Post
    Barry Sanders almost went to ISU.
    Um, are ya serious Clark?



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    We flipped Atanasoff from Stanford. Big get.



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by oldwiseman View Post
    Um, are ya serious Clark?
    ISU was his second choice.



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by 06_CY View Post
    ISU was his second choice.
    Didn't he only have like 3 schools offer?



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by oldwiseman View Post
    Um, are ya serious Clark?
    I know one of the coaches that was on the staff then. They thought he was ours and OSU came in with a late offer


    Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.

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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by AllInForISU View Post
    Didn't he only have like 3 schools offer?
    2...but said he almost went to ISU. He said guys who flipped or we were close to getting that went on to be studs, Barry would be number 1 in that category in my book.



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    Johnny Manziel had us in his top 3. That being said, lets keep it to verbal commits. That is more interesting. Here are a few that havn't panned out.

    1. Barkley Hill (suck it dude)
    2. The D-End that went to Nebraska and got booted
    3. Sedrick Johnson, my bad, aTm is thanking god he switched to us :)



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    Gale Sayers actually signed a letter of intent to Iowa State. It was one of 17 that he signed before ending up at Kansas. The LOI's were not as binding back in the 60's, but Iowa State was one of the schools that he seriously considered attending. Sayers himself later admitted in an interview as to what sold him on Kansas. They agreed to replace the bald tires on the clunker of a car that he was driving while Iowa State and others didn't fork over the 100 bucks or so that tires cost back in the mid sixties.



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    It's interesting to hear that possibly the 2 best backs in history, Sayers and Sanders were at least a possibility at ISU.

    I haven't seen anyone in recent history, say the post rivals era, that went somewhere else and became anything special. Might be something about people who flip not having the level of dedication and commitment needed to succeed at the D1 level. I just find it interesting that we can't find one that flipped to us or flipped from us that has been overly successful. Yet we have plenty of people who stuck with their commitments and have been great players, NFL players.



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    Josh Bellamy decommitted and went to Louisville. He's in the NFL in one form or another.



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    It would take months to list them all



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneVet View Post
    Johnny Manziel had us in his top 3. That being said, lets keep it to verbal commits. That is more interesting. Here are a few that havn't panned out.

    1. Barkley Hill (suck it dude)
    2. The D-End that went to Nebraska and got booted
    3. Sedrick Johnson, my bad, aTm is thanking god he switched to us :)
    #2 is Ernest Suttles. He's at Memphis now.



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    Re: Recruits who've flipped from ISU

    Brisly Estime who decommitted because he didn't want to red shirt is at Syracuse and played as a Freshman.



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