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    "Recruiting stars" article

    This was posted by buxter over on CR, and I thought it was a good read.

    LINK: Jayhawks now among thriving teams who do more with less



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    Re: "Recruiting stars" article

    Jones is associated with perhaps the greatest find of all time: Barry Sanders.

    An elusive little back out of Wichita, Kansas, Sanders drew little interest as a recruit, not even from the struggling home state schools, KU or Kansas State.

    Tulsa wanted him. So did Iowa State.

    And, eventually, Oklahoma State.

    George Walstad, a Cowboys assistant at the time, turned Jones onto Sanders. It was Jones' trust in the veteran coach and recruiter that allowed him to take a chance on a player that few others wanted.
    Wow, I think that might have been the most ridiculous "miss" that I've ever seen. I've heard before that Tony Dorsett was almost a Cyclone, until Earl Bruce left, and for the basketball program, that Glen Rice was almost a Cyclone, as well, but Barry Sanders?!?!?! Wow...



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    Yep, I've slept on it overnight... Still ridiculous... I'm having visions of Barry Sanders in an Iowa State uniform... Grr...



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