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    New Recruit for 09

    Anyone else get the email notification about Matt Taufoou committing to ISU?

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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    yep just got it good news Cali first team all-JUCO


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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    Rivals has him as a 3 star Inside Linebacker. Seems like a solid late year pick up.



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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    Love that pick up. Why didn't anyone else get him? Might be some issues with him but being this late in the game you can't be too choosy.


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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    Much needed addition. Let's hope he can come in and play at a high level and isn't a "bust".



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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    Quote Originally Posted by KCy View Post
    Love that pick up. Why didn't anyone else get him? Might be some issues with him but being this late in the game you can't be too choosy.
    I brought up in the visitor thread the issue of inflated height. As was said earlier, if he can cover the field, being under 6-0 doesn't bother me. There have been a number of effective LB's in the 5-10 to 5-11 range.



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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    Article on him, I know we like info

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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    Quote Originally Posted by KCy View Post
    Why didn't anyone else get him?
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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    sounds like a solid pick up...I CANNOT wait for football


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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    I've never been one to see height as a limitation in FB. If anything, a short stature sometimes comes with advantages.



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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    Guy sounds like a solid pick-up! Hopes he makes it to campus, and can be an instant starter. Taufoo, Smith, and Garrin/Raven?


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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    He looks good to me.



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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    I've never been one to see height as a limitation in FB. If anything, a short stature sometimes comes with advantages.
    There is no info anywhere that says he is shorter than what he is listed. Most players have inflated numbers anyway so if he's really 6'0 or 5'11, no issues. A lot of the LBs we were recruiting in the 2009 class were sub 6'0. This kid sounds like a good trade for Cam Bell.



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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    Hopefully he's got some speed. I know Wally has said in interviews that speed is going to be a necessity for LB's in his defense.



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    Re: New Recruit for 09

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    There is no info anywhere that says he is shorter than what he is listed. Most players have inflated numbers anyway so if he's really 6'0 or 5'11, no issues. A lot of the LBs we were recruiting in the 2009 class were sub 6'0. This kid sounds like a good trade for Cam Bell.
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    The one thing that will motivate Matt in the next few years is the fact that the 6-foot-1, 235-pound Taufoou is getting downgraded because he doesn’t fit the typical mold of a linebacker at the Division I level. “When colleges are making visits the first thing they do is size me up to see how tall I am,” Taufoou said. “I heard one college thought I was 5-9. I guess I’m going to have to start getting some big ’ol boots. But seriously, the height thing doesn’t mean anything to me. It’s never stopped me from reaching my goals.”
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