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    ESPN's Recruiting update!


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    The Cyclones went winless in Big 12 play, and their disappointing season is reflected in this recruiting class. The hope is that former Auburn defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads can turn things around in Ames both on and off the field. We expect Rhoads to continue hitting the recruiting trail hard up until signing day and anticipate a few more commitments coming aboard. Iowa State did add some youth at positions of need with the likes of James White (Dallas/Skyline) and Beau Blankenship (Norman, Okla.) at running back. A short but compact downhill runner, Blankenship could be a nice complement to Alexander Robinson. We feel White is an underrated scat-back. Opening holes up front will be top-50 tackle Kyle Lichtenberg (Bettendorf, Iowa). While Iowa State has a few solid additions in this group, Rhoades needs to improve the overall talent on this roster to climb out of the Big 12 North cellar. Top prospect: Safety Deon Broomfield (Palm Bay, Fla./Bayside) was a nice land out of Florida. He is a prospect we think could develop into an All-Big 12 free safety. He has a long frame to add size, good range, speed and athleticism. Broomfield has a ton of physical development left and a great teacher in Rhoads, who will help him polish his raw tools. This is a good under-the-radar pickup for the Cyclones.
    Don't be surprised if Iowa State's defense and turnover ratio greatly improve under Rhoads in 2009, which allows the Cyclones to muster a couple of Big 12 wins.



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    Re: ESPN's Recruiting update!

    i like what they have to say about broomfield. not sure when this was written, because they dont mention us addressing our need at safety with Sims who was an OU commit.


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    Re: ESPN's Recruiting update!

    a couple of wins.... ALRIGHT!!!



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    Re: ESPN's Recruiting update!

    How many commits do we have now


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    Re: ESPN's Recruiting update!

    The comment about Blankenship being a nice compliment to A-Rob reminds me just how much I looooooove how under the radar Bo Williams is.

    A-Rob (all-purpose, can catch a screen), Bo (north-south, off-tackle power) and Schwartz (short yardage badass) could be a nice stable next year.



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    Re: ESPN's Recruiting update!

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_Alum_2000 View Post
    The comment about Blankenship being a nice compliment to A-Rob reminds me just how much I looooooove how under the radar Bo Williams is.

    A-Rob (all-purpose, can catch a screen), Bo (north-south, off-tackle power) and Schwartz (short yardage badass) could be a nice stable next year.
    Or is it possible the we CF posters overestimate him way too much? I know this is blasphemy to most of you but just think about it. Maybe I'm just totally off base.


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    Re: ESPN's Recruiting update!

    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavis View Post
    Or is it possible the we CF posters overestimate him way too much? I know this is blasphemy to most of you but just think about it. Maybe I'm just totally off base.
    You're a little off base. Nobody overestimated him here. I said he could be a nicer "under the radar" compliment to A-Rob than Blankenship (at least right away).

    Bo's not going to win a Heisman, but he could be a very solid Big XII back that nobody outside of Ames is talking about, that's all.



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    Re: ESPN's Recruiting update!

    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavis View Post
    Or is it possible the we CF posters overestimate him way too much? I know this is blasphemy to most of you but just think about it. Maybe I'm just totally off base.
    Someone took that Bo Thread seriously i guess.



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    Re: ESPN's Recruiting update!

    If you went to the spring game last year you know how good Bo is..........he has another gear that the others don't, including A Rob.



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    Re: ESPN's Recruiting update!

    Quote Originally Posted by stepha4 View Post
    If you went to the spring game last year you know how good Bo is..........he has another gear that the others don't, including A Rob.
    Yeah but he was playing against our defense. can't really tell anything by that.



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    Re: ESPN's Recruiting update!

    typically a player has some talent if hes #11 at his position out of HS. Bo will be a big suprise for a lot of teams we play this year. we are stacked offensively, but like everyone has been saying all offseason; offense is NOT the problem with this team


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    Re: ESPN's Recruiting update!

    Quote Originally Posted by tazclone View Post
    Yeah but he was playing against our defense. can't really tell anything by that.
    That's our pass defense thats horrid, not our rush defense.



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    Re: ESPN's Recruiting update!

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneman003 View Post
    typically a player has some talent if hes #11 at his position out of HS. Bo will be a big suprise for a lot of teams we play this year. we are stacked offensively, but like everyone has been saying all offseason; offense is NOT the problem with this team
    It all starts up front and ISU needs improved line play if their rb's are going to be effective.



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