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    2 scholarships left

    ISU has 2 scholarships left. I've often wondered this, but there are still a lot of high profile recruits out there that haven't signed or still don't know where to go. Why wouldn't a coach like PR maybe just give them a call and give them a sales pitch? Wouldn't it make sense? Worst case scenario the recruit says no and hangs up. That still leaves us with an open scholarship. I hope PR takes some time and gives some people a call and gives them his sales pitch and maybe brings in a surprise or two since we have 2 open scholarships as of right now.



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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    Well, it's not like the HAVE to sign today.



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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    Generally I say go for it, but those still listed as undecided or either deciding between a USC vs. Texas, or are all but already ruled acedemically ineligble to qualify to any D1 school and have already decided to go the JUCO route.


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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    We picked up RJ Sumrall late on signing day a (it only seems like) few years ago.



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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    did we get Kennard banks late last year (maybe even after signing day) because Kansas st. signed too many people so he decided to go elsewhere?



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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    Generally I say go for it, but those still listed as undecided or either deciding between a USC vs. Texas, or are all but already ruled acedemically ineligble to qualify to any D1 school and have already decided to go the JUCO route.
    I don't know why ISU doesn't go after higher profile recruits. (I know some of the people here don't care for the rating system but just bare with me for a little bit.) Why not go after a 4 star OL or RB that is thinking about USC and tell him "Why go sit behind 2 5star recruits and another 4 star when you can come to ISU and most likely play from the get go and be part of something special?" I think I'd be more interested in showcasing my talent my Freshman year right away as opposed to waiting 2 or 3 years before I could contribute on the field. I'm a little biased though towards ISU.



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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    More than likely we were and have since been eliminated from their list. I agree with your feelings though.


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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    Quote Originally Posted by kurimski View Post
    I don't know why ISU doesn't go after higher profile recruits. (I know some of the people here don't care for the rating system but just bare with me for a little bit.) Why not go after a 4 star OL or RB that is thinking about USC and tell him "Why go sit behind 2 5star recruits and another 4 star when you can come to ISU and most likely play from the get go and be part of something special?" I think I'd be more interested in showcasing my talent my Freshman year right away as opposed to waiting 2 or 3 years before I could contribute on the field. I'm a little biased though towards ISU.
    I thought that same thing. but we had a small forum conversation about it. Most kids dont think that way. Many of them think they are the best person in the world and that stars mean nothing to them. They think they can beat the other higher ranked players.


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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    did we get Kennard banks late last year (maybe even after signing day) because Kansas st. signed too many people so he decided to go elsewhere?
    yes and i say that is a possible scenario with mike marry because Ole Miss signed 36 players today


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    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneman003 View Post
    yes and i say that is a possible scenario with mike marry because Ole Miss signed 36 players today
    Yeah, there has got to be kids that have been committed to schools like Ole Miss that get cut loose.


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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    Quote Originally Posted by bmuff View Post
    Yeah, there has got to be kids that have been committed to schools like Ole Miss that get cut loose.
    Exactly, swoop in coach. Swoop in after those guys.



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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    we got hayworth hicks late last year, we'll find somebody.



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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    keep in mind. there is no reason to waste 2 schollies after signing day unless its a really good get. we can band those schollies for next year, which will probably be a good thing because i cant wait to see what Rhoads can do with a full recruiting year


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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    Kennard Banks was signed on signing day last year but was withheld from announcing for a little bit, for whatever reason. Burris was announced late last year. I think we knew we were going to get him on Signing day but he didn't send his LOI until a day later!



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    Re: 2 scholarships left

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    Generally I say go for it, but those still listed as undecided or either deciding between a USC vs. Texas, or are all but already ruled acedemically ineligble to qualify to any D1 school and have already decided to go the JUCO route.

    I'd say that would've been a legit argument for a coach a few years ago, but now Pete Carrol has the argument that he's had backup qb's who never played a down on his team still go to the NFL and become successful...



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