if you guys want to win the instate battle

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  1. AntiSnob

    AntiSnob Member

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    you need to offer AJ Derby and Andre Dawson. They are the gems of the Iowa Class of '10 and are great football players.

    Oh, BTW, why do some of you guys call Iowa EIU? I know it stands for Eastern Iowa University, but why do you call them that?
     
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  2. StormnClone58

    StormnClone58 Well-Known Member

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    why bother with guys who have stated they have no real interest in us? .... :confused:
     
  3. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    There are plenty of nice players in the state for '10. We will get our share.
     
  4. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

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    Go figure, the gems of the class as told to us by a hawk fan are the guys that are leaning towards the hawks.

    As far as EIU, they are in Eastern Iowa, yes? They are an university, yes? But I then ask you, why is Iowa State referred to as the clowns on hawkeye boards. It's all the same.
     
  5. Stewo

    Stewo Well-Known Member

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    This. Complete waste of the staff's time and energy.
     
  6. drmwevr08

    drmwevr08 Well-Known Member

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    Andre Dawson has bad knees...
     
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  7. bootcy

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    THey are the gems of the class for the state because they are the only 4 stars per rivals as of right now.
     
  8. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    Andre Dawson retired.
     
  9. Cycloin

    Cycloin Well-Known Member

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    ...and I like what we have in right field....
     
  10. cycloneman003

    cycloneman003 Well-Known Member

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    why would our staff waste any time at all on these guys who have ZERO intrest in ISU?

    in-state i would rather focus on Scherff, Hoch, and others who we have a legit shot at.
     
  11. Clonehomer

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    Great, and they're only 3 stars on scout. That doesn't mean there are more guys out there that haven't been ranked yet. Those rankings are based a lot on who's going after them. If a coach was smart he'd try and keep anyone he's after off the radar at this point. Way too early to go off on who's got the stars behind their names.
     
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  13. djcubby

    djcubby Well-Known Member

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    Derby has offers from Alabama, Florida State, and Florida and will surely get more as time goes on. Why would a kid who lives in IC and has that growing offer list even consider ISU? Frankly, unless he has a man crush on Kirk Ferentz, I'll be suprised if he ends up at EIU.

    As for Dawson, good Washington kids have a history of either going to EIU or out of state, like Adrian Arrington.

    In state recruting will change, just give it time...:yes:
     
  14. Clonegrad07

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    Andre Dawson is up for the hall of fame and should probably get in... in my opinion. He was a pretty feared hitter in his day. Huge gun from right field too....

    oh wait.... wrong guy, who is this Andre Dawson you speak of?
     
  15. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    Derby's dad also played for the Hawks. I'd be the equivalent of Harrison Barnes going to the Hawks - absolutely shocking and any phone call from Lick to him is likely a waste of time.
     
  16. KMAC_ATTACK

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    I agree 100% - i think ISU has very little to any chance at these two kids similarly to Iowa having a chance at Harrison Barnes - just not going to happen.

    Derby -if Iowa gets good for them, but, with his list of offers, i too will be surprised if he stays in state. But, the allure of playing in his backyard with the following including his parents may be the ticket to keep him at iowa but ISU has no chance on this kid.

    Dawson - if i were Dawson, i would look at Wisconsin very hard. Similar to Iowa, they focus on the running game but Iowa has been recruiting some very good running backs as of late and i think he would stand a better chance at early playing time in Madison then at Iowa. With a schollie from Cincinnati also would be interesting because they play in a conference where he could be in a good bowl game every year and after watching them, he's the type of scat back that could really prosper in their system.

    Its not that they don't have the talent to be recruited by ISU, its just i don't see these kids in Iowas backyard not either going to Iowa or out of state to a better situation then ISU at least for the time being!!!!!!
     
  17. Clones85'

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    Iowa fans have to be sweating. Derby is becoming their Harrisson Barnes. All thought he was a lock to go to Iowa and now he is getting offers from past National Champs.

    Rumor is that Dawson may be leaning towards KU
     
  18. cycloneman003

    cycloneman003 Well-Known Member

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    I like the comparison of Derby to HB.... hes not as big of a deal, but he is a really good player from right in their backyard, and now the big boys are coming
     
  19. iccyfan

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    While I'm curious as to why hawkeye fans come to this website in the first place, I'm doubly amused when they tell ISU how to succeed and express dismay at perceived slights.

    Serious question for AntiSnob and the other hawk faithful who post on Cyclone Fanatic: What's the attraction?
     
  20. CycloneErik

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    It refers to them as a minor, more insignificant directional school, as opposed to the natural center of the athletic universe.

    I've always taken it as a poke at their superiority complex over there.
     

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