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    Why did BO come to ISU?

    I was curious of the circumstances of how BO Williams found his way to ISU from Florida.

    Wasn't he very highly touted coming out of HS? Who were his suitors via leaving Florida? Was it simply the Chizik connection?

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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    He liked the coaches from ISU we were lucky enough to be down in Florida when he said he wanted to transfer. He like the offense we ran up here because the back could get 25 carries in a game. Now that we have a new offense i hurt him but i'm sure he'll be fine. And yes 4 star out of florida.


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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    Here is his rivals ranking his senior year of HS:
    Bo Williams - Football Recruiting

    Ranked 16 overall for RBs

    Florida landed Chris Rainey in that class as well and had Percy Harvin the year before. I'm guessing playing time weighed heavily in his decision to come to ISU.



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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    speaking of Bo, did everyone see what Tim Griffin had to say?

    Three predictions for 2009 ISU season - Big 12 - ESPN


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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by dinger View Post
    speaking of Bo, did everyone see what Tim Griffin had to say?

    Three predictions for 2009 ISU season - Big 12 - ESPN
    I've been a little worried about the log jam at the RB position.

    FR-James White, Jeremiah Schwartz and Beau Blankenship
    SO-Bo Williams
    JR-ARob

    The FR class looks to have some solid talent and I hope that they all stay at ISU.



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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by dinger View Post
    speaking of Bo, did everyone see what Tim Griffin had to say?

    Three predictions for 2009 ISU season - Big 12 - ESPN
    We'll have to see...Ken pope is real high on A-Rob right now.


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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by larrysarmy View Post
    I was curious of the circumstances of how BO Williams found his way to ISU from Florida.

    Wasn't he very highly touted coming out of HS? Who were his suitors via leaving Florida? Was it simply the Chizik connection?

    TIA
    I seem to recall he had 18 offers from colleges when he decided to transfer. I don't know how many he had right out of high school.

    And let's not forget that Bo was penciled in to be the Florida starter (was listed No. 1 on the spring depth chart) but was injured in spring practice and redshirted. After spending time on the sidelines and watching Tebow get the majority of the carries (more than 2-1 over the next busiest ball carrier) he decided to transfer to a team that utilized the RBs more.



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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    He will be a playmaker at RB this year....



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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    He wil be a goood get somewhere down the line if not this year.



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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    It would be huge if Bo could end up running for 50 yards per game. Maybe thats a little too much to wish for but it would REALLY be a huge help.



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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    Bo learns to pick up a blitz and he will play at least 50% of the downs along with ARob



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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    Right now, ARob is showing to be a much better feature back - but maybe Bo just hasn't found his calling or motivation yet. He has some raw talents, he just hasn't shown them a whole lot from what I've seen/heard.


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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    i noted bo was unhappy at florida and i got ahold of chizik and asked him to get after him. that is one of the few things chizik did right as a coach at iowa state. that is the story on how bo came to iowa state. tebow was not giving him any handoffs and that was why bo wanted out of florida.


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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    I've been a little worried about the log jam at the RB position.

    FR-James White, Jeremiah Schwartz and Beau Blankenship
    SO-Bo Williams
    JR-ARob

    The FR class looks to have some solid talent and I hope that they all stay at ISU.
    You have an odd definition of "solid talent"...two mini-mites and a short yardage guy. None of whom looks like a feature back.

    I'm worried that we don't have enough frontline running backs, and need to sign one or two in this class.




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    Re: Why did BO come to ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    You have an odd definition of "solid talent"...two mini-mites and a short yardage guy. None of whom looks like a feature back.

    I'm worried that we don't have enough frontline running backs, and need to sign one or two in this class.
    208 pounds (Blankenship) is a mini-mite? Schwartz looks every bit like a feature back to me from what we've been hearing in practices.

    White looks to me like the best scatback type RB we've recruited in a while, aside from Robinson, and I don't know if I'd call Robinson a prototypical scatback.



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