Kg, CIMD and others in the know, can you provide an update on our 2010 and 2011 recruiting? If it has to be off the record, please feel free to send me a PM. Barnes is a bright young man. If he is truly planning on playing more than one year (we can all speculate, but only he and maybe his mom/girlfriend really know), then he will not only be looking at the classes before and with him, but also those classes after him. So, have we had any new progress with the class of 2011? In particular, is there any update/insight on our recruitment of Mike Shaw? How did his visit go? What are our chances? I think the combination of Shaw and Staten could easily end up being the best recruiting class ISU has ever had, EVEN IF we sign Barnes. Also, how is our recruitment of Ejim going? I assume the Brackins connection is very helpful, but HOW tight are our ties with him? Are they strong enough he would actually wait for Barnes to make his decision? If not, are we really going to risk losing him by keeping our offer conditional? Don't get me wrong, I want Barnes as much as anyone else (probably don't even need to limit to Cyclone Fans). However, I think we need to sign Ejim (and Kelm) if they are willing and just "figure something out" if Barnes later commits. I know, I know, we don't have enough scholarships. Thanks in advance for your insight. BTW, I apologize to the disgruntled fans for daring to talk about potentially positive matters within the program. I'll make a deal with you (and yes, I only fist bump like Howie), if we still are in the bottom third (I'd probably even go as far as half) of the Big 12 after the 2011-12 season, you can have McD's head (hopefully only figuratively though).