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    We have about three new visits set up for recruiting at the end of the month.

    DE Jarrett Brown 6-4 242 4.7 Arlington, Texas
    Offers from- Iowa State, Kansas State, Western Kentucky
    Interest from- UCONN, Purdue, Texas Tech, Utah, ULM

    LB/DT- Walter Woods 6-0 275/possibly 260 4.8 Palmdale, Calif. (played with Hayworth Hicks in high school)
    No offers- Interest from Iowa State, San Diego State and Nevada

    OL Matt Murphy 6-6 255 Clinton, Iowa
    Offers from Iowa State and Iowa, interest from UNI



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    Re: New Visitors

    Scout is showing Brown with several more offers: Purdue, Kansas, Fresno State and ULM. Sounds like he did not play a whole lot his junior year backing up another D1 recruit but really came on this year. Jarrett sounds like he would be a great pick up this late in the recruiting season. I would feel better about him at DE than the Nolan kid who doesn't have the offers to back up his talk.



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    Re: New Visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Cytaki View Post

    LB/DT- Walter Woods 6-0 275/possibly 260 4.8 Palmdale, Calif. (played with Hayworth Hicks in high school)
    No offers- Interest from Iowa State, San Diego State and Nevada
    Isnt Brackins from Palmdale?


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    Re: New Visitors

    I really don't think ISU can be too picky with who we recruit. We are probably the toughest sell for a BCS school so if a kid doesn't have a ton of offers (which Nolan has 4-5) we shouldn't bash them for it. I would take Dearco Nolan over any in state kid that is left uncommitted.



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    Re: New Visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    Isnt Brackins from Palmdale?
    Yea he is, but I'm not sure if thats relevant.



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    Re: New Visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Goclones1727 View Post
    Yea he is, but I'm not sure if thats relevant.
    if they were friends in high school i think it would be very relevant but otherwise not so much.



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    Re: New Visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    I really don't think ISU can be too picky with who we recruit. We are probably the toughest sell for a BCS school so if a kid doesn't have a ton of offers (which Nolan has 4-5) we shouldn't bash them for it. I would take Dearco Nolan over any in state kid that is left uncommitted.
    Based on what?



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    Re: New Visitors

    Dearco Nolan almost reminds me of Collins LB that "commited" to us a couple of years ago, but didnt even have an offer. I dont know if Dearco has an offer from us or not, but as usual there are conflicting reports on who is recruiting him from different sources.


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    Re: New Visitors

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    I really don't think ISU can be too picky with who we recruit. We are probably the toughest sell for a BCS school so if a kid doesn't have a ton of offers (which Nolan has 4-5) we shouldn't bash them for it. I would take Dearco Nolan over any in state kid that is left uncommitted.
    I am tired of hearing we are the toughest place to sell out of all other BCS school, if you have the right salesmen you can sell anything, I think by putting PR in as HC and the moves that he is making coach-wise, we will have great recruiting every year. I however do not expect a lot from this year, especially with them taking over so late in the game. But I hope they surprise me on a few things.....



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    Alright, if we aren't the toughest sell as a BCS school, then who is??? Trust me, an Iowa fan pointed ISU out as the toughest sell and for the longest time I tried to deny it until I couldn't think of another school that would have as tough a time as us. Baylor was the only one that really came close, yet they have out-recruited us the past 3 years.



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    Re: New Visitors

    Kansas State, Kansas are pretty hard sells. Nebraska overcame being in a small midwest city and the cold climate.



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    Re: New Visitors

    Baylor also has the plus of being in Texas and getting on TV in Texas more by playing the big boys in the Big XII South. I think being on TV is a big draw for kids. Their family and friends can watch them play most weekends.

    There is no reason that ISU can not increase their recruiting draw. We just have to start playing better. If Boise State (non BCS I know) can improve their talent level, ISU can as well. Boise has the advantage of playing mostly cupcakes every week, but ISU can take advantage of the Big XII North to some extent.
    It will take time to improve accross the board. ISU will have to work harder and smarter to develop kids and find diamonds in the rough, but it can happen. There are a lot of kids out there with lots of talent who are not getting picked up by the elite schools. Some are not the prototype size (Seneca Wallace) or would benefit from a position change (Ellis Hobbs III). Looking at some of our current commits, I see talent. It may not be the "Can't Miss" talent that Texas or OU get, but it is talent we can work with.
    With the innovative and highly intelligent coaching staff we currently have, I think they can utilize the incoming and existing talent on the team to get better results. Thus improving our record, and then improving future recruiting.
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    Re: New Visitors

    Depends on what a kid is looking for. Some kids want to get away from the big city to a smaller town college atmosphere, and ISU has a beautiful campus in a small midwestern town that's 45 minutes from a decent sized city in DM. Facilities are good and getting better, and the school has a good academic reputation. I think once we get kids on campus (as long as it's not -10 degrees) we can impress them. Most of all I think PR is a very charismatic young coach that can sell recruits on his enthusiasm for ISU, and he's putting together a staff that recruits can believe in. I'm a lot more upbeat about our future recruiting than I was a month ago.



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    Re: New Visitors

    Another visitor sometime this month is Lachristopher Aniyem a teammate of Jeremy Reeves.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUclones33 View Post
    Kansas State, Kansas are pretty hard sells. Nebraska overcame being in a small midwest city and the cold climate.

    BCS bowl games and actual stadium renovations must be tough to sell. KU and KSU may be hard sells compared to LA or Miami, but not Ames or the like.



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