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    Re: Another New Commitment

    Both of these players are interesting commits for July of a recruiting year. They are not necessarily your typical BCS caliber recruits, but these are the type of kids that ISU is going to need to make a step in the right direction. They are kids that our coaches have identified early that probably have rather raw skills but can become solid players with top-notch coaching. They may not win us a recruiting race, but they may help win us a game or two in two years. I'll take the latter.



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    Re: Another New Commitment

    Interesting recruits to say the least...you have to trust the staff that this early in the recruiting game (for ISU at least) that both these guys are hidden gems. Its been said on this site recently by many posters but I'd start feeling a lot better if we started seeing some big bodies.



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    Re: Another New Commitment

    Hopefully these guys can graduate in Dec and take part in winter workouts and spring practice. Chris Ash must have gotten a solid recommendation on both from the Juco coach that he worked with at SD.



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    Wow, we're on a rampage


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    Re: Another New Commitment (Durrell Givens)

    Am i the only one that is concerned that our recruits arent rated? none??



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    Re: Another New Commitment (Durrell Givens)

    Quote Originally Posted by DrewCo View Post
    Am i the only one that is concerned that our recruits arent rated? none??
    Jucos aren't typically rated by anyone this early in the process. Dobbins had absolutely zero stars when we first secured his commitment and he was a later pickup than these guys. Juco players are largely ignored when it comes to evaluating, with the exception of the very top guys. They usually only give them stars after they commit to someone



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    Re: Another New Commitment (Durrell Givens)

    Our other two have no stars.



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    Re: Another New Commitment (Durrell Givens)

    I'm hardly surprised that we would be after a juco safety., with James Smith and Allen Bell graduating, but taking a juco tight end when Chase Harper is on the board is a little surprising. Maybe he's another Collin Franklin--or he's shifting to left tackle?




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    Re: Another New Commitment (Durrell Givens)

    Trust the staff to know what they are doing. Keep in mind that we haven't been playing too often in January as of late.... Let's trust they know what they are doing, look for the positives and welcome the kids. I find it amusing that we love the new Defense and Offesnsive Coordinators yet we think they are bringing in the wrong kids?

    Welcome the kids regardless if they meet your desired and probably unfair expectations. By what I have heard and seen, I think we actually have coaches this time around and that is due to the Head Coach.

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    Re: Another New Commitment (Durrell Givens)

    Wish they were LB or DL but really happy to see a Cali pipeline going.



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    Re: Another New Commitment (Durrell Givens)

    Quote Originally Posted by zach View Post
    Trust the staff to know what they are doing. Keep in mind that we haven't been playing too often in January as of late.... Let's trust they know what they are doing, look for the positives and welcome the kids. I find it amusing that we love the new Defense and Offesnsive Coordinators yet we think they are bringing in the wrong kids?

    Welcome the kids regardless if they meet your desired and probably unfair expectations. By what I have heard and seen, I think we actually have coaches this time around and that is due to the Head Coach.

    Z
    Ditto. Ash has ins with a lot of talent in the Cali region. If he thinks these guys are good enough for ISU, then I have absolutely no reason to doubt him. We were just praising him when he came back about how great of a coach/recruiter he was. Lets keep that faith.


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    Re: Another New Commitment (Durrell Givens)

    Quote Originally Posted by DrewCo View Post
    Our other two have no stars.
    Barnett is a 3 star on scout.



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    Re: Another New Commitment (Durrell Givens)

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    I'm hardly surprised that we would be after a juco safety., with James Smith and Allen Bell graduating, but taking a juco tight end when Chase Harper is on the board is a little surprising. Maybe he's another Collin Franklin--or he's shifting to left tackle?
    We're not getting Harper a 2nd time unless Darks can sell him on ISU. Hopefully he can.



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    Re: Another New Commitment (Durrell Givens)

    What I find intersting is that the staff has apparently identified positions of need for the 2010 season, and is going after players right away to fill those spots, leaving the rest of the year to fill in the remainder of the class.




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