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    Signing Day Thoughts

    What a morning for Cyclone athletics.

    Bibbs, Bell and beef were the big splashes of Signing Day 2007 - AM.

    8 offensive linemen (all weighing 285 or more) and 5 defensive linemen (DT's at 285 and DE's no less than 255) - make it clear to me Chizik no longer wants Cyclone fans wondering "where's the beef?" under his watch.

    Couple that with the surprises of getting both Bibbs and Bell - the Cyclone defense could be much improved in '07.

    A couple offensive weapons also signed officially - Bates and Bass. No longer need to worry about Bates jumping ship...he's a Cyclone!

    So far an even balance between JUCOs and HS kids - 11 to 13. Chizik is bringing in much needed help today while landing guys that will produce in the future. I like that!



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    Re: Singing Day Thoughts - AM

    you cant not look past the size of the FRESHMAN d-line man coming in next year.

    someone look up the last 6-6 DE we had come in as a 18 year old....



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    Re: Singing Day Thoughts - AM

    I love the Chizik is recruiting. Get the JUCO's for immediate help and then try to build for the future with the high schoolers.



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    Re: Singing Day Thoughts - AM

    It boggles my mind what this staff did in two months. Very impressed with the line size, both sides of the ball.



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    Re: Singing Day Thoughts - AM

    Yeah just the height/weight of these freshmen is impressive. Wow. Go Coach Chizik!



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    Re: Signing Day Thoughts - AM

    I'm very impressed so far. What do you think the returning players are going to think when they are going to be getting pushed around for the starting position they had last year or was supposed to have this year? You know all the linemen ISU is bringing in will hopefully throw people around like rag dolls.



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    Re: Singing Day Thoughts - AM

    Under the time constraints that Gene Chizik was working with, this is a very good recruiting class.

    I think next year will be even better with more time to actually recruit guys who can build the future of the football program.


    Go Clones Beat the Squawks....AGAIN & AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!



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    Re: Signing Day Thoughts - AM

    We have six OL recruits don't we?



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    Re: Signing Day Thoughts - AM

    What has been most impressive to me thus far is he has closed them and held them. In the past when we had a higher profile recruit is seemed like we lost them in the last couple of days. So far they seem to be keeping the key commitments



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    Re: Signing Day Thoughts - AM

    Seven OL....4 JUCO, 3 HS



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    Re: Singing Day Thoughts - AM

    Quote Originally Posted by Lastplace View Post
    you cant not look past the size of the FRESHMAN d-line man coming in next year.

    someone look up the last 6-6 DE we had come in as a 18 year old....
    Whose dad was a NFL player, and who can kick a 48 yd FG!!!! This kid to me, seems like our best get. Athletic and raw



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    Re: Signing Day Thoughts - AM

    Any news about Cameron Bell?



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    Re: Signing Day Thoughts - AM

    Quote Originally Posted by JCloned View Post
    Seven OL....4 JUCO, 3 HS
    Baes
    Dedrick
    McMahon
    Osemele
    Baysinger
    Klerekoper

    Who am I missing?



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    Re: Signing Day Thoughts - AM

    I am impressed that we are getting players from areas that are traditionally football hot spots........Texas and Florida.



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    Re: Signing Day Thoughts - AM

    I agree that Chizik is doing a great job with this class. The problem with coach Mac's recruiting was that he was always recruiting kids listed as athlete and trying to groom them into a needed position. That will only take you so far. I can only imagine what next years class might look like!!!!



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