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    Recruiting the Northeast

    Obviously Iowa State and Chizik have ties to Florida and Texas, but why hasn't Iowa State attempted to get players from the New England area??? Alot of programs in that area are staying home to recruit and are experiencing success. Rutgers, UConn, and even Iowa have snagged alot of great players in these areas. Also, their is talent everywhere in the Chicago and Cincinnati/Cleveland area but I can't think of the last player(s) we landed from there other than Bailey Johnson. What are some of your thoughts????



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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    I remember a LB from New Jersey that was pretty good.



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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    That Alvin Bowen guy was ok... :)

    The staff has to recruit where they have the most connections and feel the most comfortable. I'm sure they have nothing against the NE, just the way it is.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonez7 View Post
    I remember a LB from New Jersey that was pretty good.
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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    I remember reading an article that said Alvin Bowen didn't know what city Iowa State University was located in. The reason he came to ISU was because he ended up at Garden City CC in Kansas otherwise I'm positive that we would have never had a chance at him. He is exactly what I am talking about though. He had limited opportunities out of high school despite being a stand out player in New Jersey. There is ALOT of talent up there



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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    You have to understand that kids are exposed to different conferences in different areas. From Chicago through the northeast is Big 10 country... it would be hard to recruit these kids to a Big XII school let alone ISU.



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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    You have to understand that kids are exposed to different conferences in different areas. From Chicago through the northeast is Big 10 country... it would be hard to recruit these kids to a Big XII school let alone ISU.
    Yep, New Jersey is primarily Big East, Big Ten, and ACC country. I know Florida isn't exactly Big 12 country, but the reason we're able to get recruits from there is that there are so many of them and this staff has a lot of ties to that area.



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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    And don't forget that Schiano at Rutgers is putting a fence up around the state of NJ to keep the poachers out of his back yard.



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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    I just don't think there is the quantity of talent to make it worth really recruiting hard up there. The northeast has alot of schools packed in a small area, so it is rare that anyone slips out...



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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    You have to understand that kids are exposed to different conferences in different areas. From Chicago through the northeast is Big 10 country... it would be hard to recruit these kids to a Big XII school let alone ISU.

    Your rite-on bro...I would rather have a texas high schooler over any state in this country except maybe florida...Oklahoma has for years lived on Texas recruits to fuel its program...ISU can do the same thing by setting up recruiting contacts aka texas high school coaches...Develop a pipeline of ongoing talent to fuel the football program for years!!!



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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    I have NO problem with us focusing on the recruits in two of the top football states in the country, Florida and Texas. And it'd be GREAT if we could ensure getting every player from this other great state, IOWA!



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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    We have to concentrate on Iowa and connecting states, Texas, and Florida-not necessarily in that order. Time, finances, and # of players dictate that plan.



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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    Your rite-on bro...I would rather have a texas high schooler over any state in this country except maybe florida...Oklahoma has for years lived on Texas recruits to fuel its program...ISU can do the same thing by setting up recruiting contacts aka texas high school coaches...Develop a pipeline of ongoing talent to fuel the football program for years!!!
    I wouldn't mind Cali recruits either - USC seems to live off of them pretty well. Plus, one of our best players of all time happens to be from that state as well.


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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I wouldn't mind Cali recruits either - USC seems to live off of them pretty well. Plus, one of our best players of all time happens to be from that state as well.

    Who? Seneca?



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    Re: Recruiting the Northeast

    I'm not saying we should abandon Florida or Texas, but there is an increase in talent in the Northeast and California. Nebraska has pulled alot of California kids and Cali is not Big 12 country. The only reason I started this post was because it seems like we only recruit Texas and Florida (for obvious reasons---connections, major talent, etc). I think if we even just recruited the Chicago or Southern California area, we might pull some recruits. I see we got a couple of Juco guys from California



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