****Official Class of 2022 Recruiting Thread****

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A great earlyish eval by the staff and impressive to get him on campus but Anthony Black is likely going to be out of our league. He's an out of region player who is going to catapult from a top 75 guy to more like a top 25 guy with offers from just about everybody (Duke, Texas, Baylor, etc).

The good news is we do seem well positioned for Demarion Watson. He's a likely top 100 guy in an area where our staff has shown early success in. There also seems to be the benefit of a long-standing relationship with Kyle Green as well as a relationship with our current commits. Have to like where we sit here with an official coming at the end of this week.

Another benefit to potentially landing Watson would be his connection to his 2023 high school teammate Taison Chatman.. https://247sports.com/player/taison-chatman-46103053/
 
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A great earlyish eval by the staff and impressive to get him on campus but Anthony Black is likely going to be out of our league. He's an out of region player who is going to catapult from a top 75 guy to more like a top 25 guy with offers from just about everybody (Duke, Texas, Baylor, etc).

The good news is we do seem well positioned for Demarion Watson, however. He's a likely top 100 guy in an area where our staff has shown early success in. There also seems to be the benefit of a long-standing relationship with Kyle Green as well as a relationship with our current commits. Have to like where we sit here with an official coming at the end of this week.

Another benefit to potentially landing Watson would be his connection to his 2023 high school teammate Taison Chatman.. https://247sports.com/player/taison-chatman-46103053/

I mean I think we are positioned well with Black. Don't mean we will get him but we are getting a visit, which in my book means he is not out of our league.
 

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I mean I think we are positioned well with Black. Don't mean we will get him but we are getting a visit, which in my book means he is not out of our league.
Totally agree. Black taking an official already puts ISU in a good position and the staff has long standing relationship with his family. Getting a Duke offer can change plans for some players but not for all. Black may not have his head turned especially since Coach K won't be his coach. I have a feeling we'll get a better idea after the visit on the potential of Black becoming a Cyclone. Expectations can be tempered but ISU is still a legit possibility.
 
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I mean I think we are positioned well with Black. Don't mean we will get him but we are getting a visit, which in my book means he is not out of our league.
As good as we can do, sure. Exciting to get him on campus but he's a pretty big long shot with those offers. Literally one of the hottest prospects in the country.
 
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We have some background with him, all you can ask for in this case.
 

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With a couple really good recruits taking their official visits to Ames the last couple weeks, I wonder where they stand (Watson, Black, Karaban) priority-wise on Iowa State's recruiting big board. Seems like the buzz around Karaban has quieted lately.
 
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With a couple really good recruits taking their official visits to Ames the last couple weeks, I wonder where they stand (Watson, Black, Karaban) priority-wise on Iowa State's recruiting big board. Seems like the buzz around Karaban has quieted lately.
I think that momentum stopped when he transferred to IMG for his senior season
 

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I think that momentum stopped when he transferred to IMG for his senior season
I think the staff is more into other players. Players that are just as good or better but we don’t have to go
To the East Coast to get them. Something Prohm didn’t think through
 

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With a couple really good recruits taking their official visits to Ames the last couple weeks, I wonder where they stand (Watson, Black, Karaban) priority-wise on Iowa State's recruiting big board. Seems like the buzz around Karaban has quieted lately.
Agree on the quiet around Karaban. Just saw a tweet of the many unofficials and/or official visits he will have taken and yet to take. No mention of us. Had he already visited ISU? I've forgotten. If he hasn't, do we know if we backed off due to roster space or other priority targets? Or did he show less interest?
 

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Agree on the quiet around Karaban. Just saw a tweet of the many unofficials and/or official visits he will have taken and yet to take. No mention of us. Had he already visited ISU? I've forgotten. If he hasn't, do we know if we backed off due to roster space or other priority targets? Or did he show less interest?
No inside info but really feels like either he or us have moved on (or both), but that could change again.