Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 60
  1. #1
    Rookie
    Points: 10,308, Level: 30
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 242
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    88clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    356
    Points
    10,308
    Level
    30
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 159
    Given: 122

    Chances of landing Raridon

    I just saw the ESPN 300 for the class of 2016, and saw that John Raridon of WDM Valley is ranked #69. I really don't know anything about him. Anyone know what our chances are of landing him?

    He's the top player in the state in that class, so doesn't that mean we're automatic?



  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 183,337, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 24.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Aclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, Ia.
    Posts
    13,052
    Points
    183,337
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 248
    Given: 1,025

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    He has brothers who went to, what, Notre Dame and Wisconsin? And his dad was from Mason City, played for Barry Alvarez there, and went to Nebby. So, unless we have a big turnaround season this year, I don't think we have a huge shot at landing him.

    To be honest, the guy I'm keeping my eye on is Matt Farniok. Perfect spot to sign him.




    "Cyclones on the run!"

    -John Walters


  3. #3
    Rookie
    Points: 10,308, Level: 30
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 242
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    88clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    356
    Points
    10,308
    Level
    30
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 159
    Given: 122

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    He has brothers who went to, what, Notre Dame and Wisconsin? And his dad was from Mason City, played for Barry Alvarez there, and went to Nebby. So, unless we have a big turnaround season this year, I don't think we have a huge shot at landing him.

    To be honest, the guy I'm keeping my eye on is Matt Farniok. Perfect spot to sign him.
    OK, thanks. Didn't know any background info on him. You're right, doesn't sound good if he has family ties elsewhere.



  4. #4
    Rookie
    Points: 10,308, Level: 30
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 242
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    88clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    356
    Points
    10,308
    Level
    30
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 159
    Given: 122

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    Farniok is 188 in the top 300. Would be a great get!



  5. #5
    Legend
    Points: 129,832, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.5%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    cyrocksmypants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    11,649
    Points
    129,832
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,098
    Given: 175

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    I played with his older brother Scott. I don't remember a whole lot of loyalty much to either Iowa school, so if he's the same, chances are if a big boy comes knocking, I'd have to think there's not much tying him to the state through loyalty.



  6. #6
    Rookie
    Points: 7,518, Level: 25
    Level completed: 94%, Points required for next Level: 32
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsVeteran
    RoseBowlBound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Iowa City via WDM
    Posts
    561
    Points
    7,518
    Level
    25
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 3

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    He'll be a husker, hawkeye, sooner, or golden domer. Would bet a lot on one of those four. That doesn't narrow it down much but that's just what I hear from West Des Moines.



  7. #7
    Asst. Regional Manager
    Points: 281,116, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 69.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    mj4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    19,161
    Points
    281,116
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,864
    Given: 1,329

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    Never know unless you try!


    @RandomGeoFacts

  8. #8
    Mariner Moose
    Points: 54,792, Level: 72
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 758
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    no2cyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Davenport, IA
    Posts
    3,414
    Points
    54,792
    Level
    72
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 198
    Given: 588

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    This brings about the age old question of what would you do in their shoes? Would you stay loyal to the local program or go to one of the "blue bloods" of college football?

    And on a smaller scale, which doesn't really apply in this case, if you were a fringe Division I talent, would you walk-on to the state school, knowing you probably wouldn't play much, or go D-II or D-III knowing that you'd get a lot of playing time?



  9. #9
    Walk On
    Points: 3,371, Level: 16
    Level completed: 81%, Points required for next Level: 79
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points3 months registered

    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    147
    Points
    3,371
    Level
    16
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 33
    Given: 93

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    Depends if that D1 school is IOWA STATE?



  10. #10
    Mariner Moose
    Points: 54,792, Level: 72
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 758
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    no2cyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Davenport, IA
    Posts
    3,414
    Points
    54,792
    Level
    72
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 198
    Given: 588

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    Quote Originally Posted by ronandkay View Post
    Depends if that D1 school is IOWA STATE?
    I actually ask it because a guy from my hometown went to Iowa State as a preferred walk-on. He ended up earning a scholarship for his senior year, but it still leaves much to the imagination of what kind of playing time and exposure he could have gotten at a smaller school.



  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 14,362, Level: 36
    Level completed: 39%, Points required for next Level: 488
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    BWRhasnoAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    1,222
    Points
    14,362
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 252
    Given: 389

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    If it were me, I'd go else where. I love ISU, but if I had a chance to go anywhere in the country for free, I'd probably find somewhere else besides Ames Ia.



  12. #12
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 51,105, Level: 69
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 45
    Overall activity: 51.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    IAStubborn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Keokuk
    Posts
    4,391
    Points
    51,105
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 794
    Given: 243

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    As someone who had a Scholly from a small school and took it and wasn't recruited as a Walk on from the big boys, if I were I would have done that in a heart beat. Oh and If me in his shoes i would stay loyal, but I have a loyalty to begin with.



  13. #13
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 56,696, Level: 73
    Level completed: 77%, Points required for next Level: 354
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    4,253
    Points
    56,696
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 66
    Given: 921

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    Quote Originally Posted by IAStubborn View Post
    As someone who had a Scholly from a small school and took it and wasn't recruited as a Walk on from the big boys, if I were I would have done that in a heart beat. Oh and If me in his shoes i would stay loyal, but I have a loyalty to begin with.
    Thanks for your perspective, If it were me I would take the scholly and never look back...Its nice to play division one football but that scholly means a lot.

    I had a friend of mine who only got 2 offers, one from Drake and the other one from Kansas and he took the KU offer and played four years....



  14. #14
    Starter
    Points: 20,084, Level: 43
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 666
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    WallenIzBallin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    965
    Points
    20,084
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 236
    Given: 33

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    Quote Originally Posted by no2cyclones View Post
    This brings about the age old question of what would you do in their shoes? Would you stay loyal to the local program or go to one of the "blue bloods" of college football?

    And on a smaller scale, which doesn't really apply in this case, if you were a fringe Division I talent, would you walk-on to the state school, knowing you probably wouldn't play much, or go D-II or D-III knowing that you'd get a lot of playing time?
    Clifford Kwaw-Mensah did exactly this. Walked on at ISU for not much playing time. Had full rides to Grand View and Southern Illinois.



  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 29,947, Level: 53
    Level completed: 18%, Points required for next Level: 903
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3,206
    Points
    29,947
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 200
    Given: 247

    Re: Chances of landing Raridon

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseBowlBound View Post
    He'll be a husker, hawkeye, sooner, or golden domer. Would bet a lot on one of those four. That doesn't narrow it down much but that's just what I hear from West Des Moines.
    I could see ND or OU, but why would the kid consider the other two?


    Clone to the Bone with the up and coming IOWA STATE.

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