With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?
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    With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    I've been wondering about this for some time. Now that Lazard is officially part of the ISU team, how many other All-American level recruits has ISU signed in history?

    The very first one I can think of is probably Jerry Moses (father of JJ and Milan) who was a Parade All-American in 1969 out of Waterloo East.

    Perhaps some of our other 1970s era recruits reached that level? I'm pretty sure Chris Boskey was named to some All-American teams in 1977, but can't find which ones at the moment...

    Also, I can't neglect to mention one of the most important recruits in ISU history: Jack Trice. As the dominant tackle (best in school history!) on a high school team that played for the national championship, Jack would've easily been a high profile recruit in contemporary times. Jack's freshman coach felt his talent was on par with--if not better than--Iowa's Duke Slater who went on to become the first black linemen in NFL history.

    EDIT: Found a 1977 article that said Boskey was a "recruiting coup" for ISU who beat out "Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, UCLA, Southern California, and Pittsburgh to land the prep All-American."


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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    I'm old enough to remember when Majors landed Jerry Moses, which was probably our biggest recruiting coup ever. Chris Boskey was of course also huge because of all the national powers we beat out, but having older brother Tom already on the team made it less of a surprise. Matt Blair was a juco and maybe our best player of all time considering what he did in the NFL, but I don't remember a lot of hoopla around his signing.



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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    I think getting Moses was a way bigger deal. I don't know where to look up any kind of ranking (or even if there was rankings back then) but I thought at the time he was the most sought after player in the entire nation.


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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    I think getting Moses was a way bigger deal. I don't know where to look up any kind of ranking (or even if there was rankings back then) but I thought at the time he was the most sought after player in the entire nation.
    I remember it that way too, and part of it may be that I don't remember Moses committing nearly as early as Lazard, which added to the suspense with Moses. I think he was considered the nation's top recruit. He was phenomenol on the freshman team (couldn't play varsity), then tore his knee up in his 1st or 2nd game his sophomore year at Colorado State I believe. I was there and it seems Jerry had about 100 yards in the first half, got hurt, then a guy named Mike Strachan came in and went on to a great career at ISU, and pretty good NFL career too. Knee surgeries back then were pretty crude and Jerry was never the same player. Great that he could see two sons play at ISU.



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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    Who do you guys predict to be the top 4 most productive receivers on this team next season?

    I'm guessing Bundrage, Bibbs, Lazard, Montgomery.. What do you guys think?



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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snyder21 View Post
    Who do you guys predict to be the top 4 most productive receivers on this team next season?

    I'm guessing Bundrage, Bibbs, Lazard, Montgomery.. What do you guys think?
    Not exactly a wide out but don't forget about Jarvis in the slot. Should be the best group I can remember going back to the Majors era again when we had Willy Jones, Ike Harris and Keith Krepfle.



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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    There was a 5* running back back when Danny Mac was coach that never actually made it to campus. Not sure if you want to count that or not. Webster Patrick or something like that

    Though I think we are all assuming that lazzard is going to make it on campus



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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    There was a 5* running back back when Danny Mac was coach that never actually made it to campus. Not sure if you want to count that or not. Webster Patrick or something like that

    Though I think we are all assuming that lazzard is going to make it on campus
    LOL! I just looked him up. I think I know why he never made it. ACT score was 14! I shouldn't laugh at that, but 14? Come on man!



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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone101 View Post
    LOL! I just looked him up. I think I know why he never made it. ACT score was 14! I shouldn't laugh at that, but 14? Come on man!
    I never made any claims except that he was a highly rated recruit that committed to Iowa State lol



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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    There was a 5* running back back when Danny Mac was coach that never actually made it to campus. Not sure if you want to count that or not. Webster Patrick or something like that

    Though I think we are all assuming that lazzard is going to make it on campus
    You thinking of this guy?

    Webster Patrick - Yahoo! Sports

    #1 all-purpose RB in the nation in '04. Not many of D-Mac's 4 star guys panned out except Hicks and Flynn.



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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    There was a 5* running back back when Danny Mac was coach that never actually made it to campus. Not sure if you want to count that or not. Webster Patrick or something like that

    Though I think we are all assuming that lazzard is going to make it on campus
    Technically, he was in camp for about 10 days. I believe he was gone by the first day of classes. He definitely practiced though. Good guy, just didn't have his academics in line.

    In fact, he may have been in Ames working with the team all summer leading up to the 2004-05 season.



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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    Reggie Hayward was a very big get at the time too. After the 2 win 1996 year how DMac got him to ames I'll never understand. He had a lot of very good offers and was from Illinois where we didn't have much success pulling kids in that state at the time.



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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    Quote Originally Posted by clone26 View Post
    Technically, he was in camp for about 10 days. I believe he was gone by the first day of classes. He definitely practiced though. Good guy, just didn't have his academics in line.

    In fact, he may have been in Ames working with the team all summer leading up to the 2004-05 season.
    That was the same class as all everything Bobby Chalk wasn't it? I'd bet 1/3 of that recruiting class never made it 2 years in Ames. Started the downfall of ISU that carried right over into the Chizik years.



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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    The fervor over Lazard is a little bit strange. I get it but I'm already sick of hearing about him.

    Now, when he starts playing I'm all for hearing about him. I kind of feel bad for the unrealistic expectations put on him.



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    Re: With Lazard committing, he's our highest ranked recruit since perhaps 1969?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    The fervor over Lazard is a little bit strange. I get it but I'm already sick of hearing about him.

    Now, when he starts playing I'm all for hearing about him. I kind of feel bad for the unrealistic expectations put on him.
    Putting unrealistic expectations on a young Iowa State commit..... No that doesn't sound like us fans at all.



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