Recruits who've flipped from ISU

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  1. oldwiseman

    oldwiseman Well-Known Member

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    I never really keep up with recruits who we had and lost or were close to going with ISU and chose someone else. Does anyone know of any recruits that flipped or went down to the wire and chose someone else who really turned out to be a stud?
     
  2. IAStubborn

    IAStubborn Well-Known Member

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    Barry Sanders almost went to ISU.
     
  3. oldwiseman

    oldwiseman Well-Known Member

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    Um, are ya serious Clark?
     
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  4. dirtyninety

    dirtyninety Active Member

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    We flipped Atanasoff from Stanford. Big get.
     
  5. 06_CY

    06_CY Well-Known Member

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    ISU was his second choice.
     
  6. AllInForISU

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    Didn't he only have like 3 schools offer?
     
  7. wartknight

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    I know one of the coaches that was on the staff then. They thought he was ours and OSU came in with a late offer
     
  8. IAStubborn

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    2...but said he almost went to ISU. He said guys who flipped or we were close to getting that went on to be studs, Barry would be number 1 in that category in my book.
     
  9. CycloneVet

    CycloneVet Well-Known Member

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    Johnny Manziel had us in his top 3. That being said, lets keep it to verbal commits. That is more interesting. Here are a few that havn't panned out.

    1. Barkley Hill (suck it dude)
    2. The D-End that went to Nebraska and got booted
    3. Sedrick Johnson, my bad, aTm is thanking god he switched to us :)
     
  10. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Gale Sayers actually signed a letter of intent to Iowa State. It was one of 17 that he signed before ending up at Kansas. The LOI's were not as binding back in the 60's, but Iowa State was one of the schools that he seriously considered attending. Sayers himself later admitted in an interview as to what sold him on Kansas. They agreed to replace the bald tires on the clunker of a car that he was driving while Iowa State and others didn't fork over the 100 bucks or so that tires cost back in the mid sixties.
     
  11. oldwiseman

    oldwiseman Well-Known Member

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    It's interesting to hear that possibly the 2 best backs in history, Sayers and Sanders were at least a possibility at ISU.

    I haven't seen anyone in recent history, say the post rivals era, that went somewhere else and became anything special. Might be something about people who flip not having the level of dedication and commitment needed to succeed at the D1 level. I just find it interesting that we can't find one that flipped to us or flipped from us that has been overly successful. Yet we have plenty of people who stuck with their commitments and have been great players, NFL players.
     
  12. Doc

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    Josh Bellamy decommitted and went to Louisville. He's in the NFL in one form or another.
     
  13. NATEizKING

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    It would take months to list them all
     
  14. DandyCyclone

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    #2 is Ernest Suttles. He's at Memphis now.
     
  15. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    Brisly Estime who decommitted because he didn't want to red shirt is at Syracuse and played as a Freshman.
     
  16. ISUFB

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    Sam Bradford was down to Iowa State and OU...
     
  17. JUKEBOX

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    That dude that got kicked off Texas Tech.
     
  18. CYVADER

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    cqulin Hubert I think
     
  19. CYVADER

    CYVADER Well-Known Member

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    Would James carpenter count?
     
  20. Cycsk

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    Argh. Never new this. It would be fantastic to get a Sam Bradford type.
     

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