RECRUITING: Breaking down the recruitments of the top five 2018 in-state prospects

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  1. rholtgraves

    rholtgraves Well-Known Member

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    Maybe skimmed and didn't look closely enough. Something with his recruitment just seems odd though. Not visiting either school since the fall while both schools have had a lot of prospects from around the state visit. No other reported offers coming in for him etc. Usually when that kind of thing is happening the kid either isn't as good as previously thought or there are academic issues.
     
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  2. Frak

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    Not saying they have, but I'm guessing the recruit is usually the last one to know if a school is backing off. Either way, it's a strange recruitment. Wouldn't surprise me at all to see him land somewhere like Northern IL or NDSU. Or maybe the kid just doesn't have the means to make a bunch of college visits and he ends up at ISU or iowa.
     
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  3. YeahBuddy

    YeahBuddy Well-Known Member

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    It was a Clark thread but there was a question in there asking about I'Shawn Stewart and Blair confirmed Iowa has backed off of him.

    Did not mean to hijack the thread with Iowa recruiting so last comment on this.

    BTW, big props if ISU gets Downing as you are predicting.. That kid is going to be a beast.
     
  4. EYEoftheSTORM

    EYEoftheSTORM Well-Known Member

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    I'd be ok if Downing commits to the good guys. The dude has the nastiness you want to see in an O-lineman.
     
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  5. The_Gent

    The_Gent Active Member

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    Downing is an ISU lock. He is going to major in ag and his mom wants him close to home. Believe it or not the added distance between Ames and Iowa City is a factor.
     
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  6. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    Iowa City is closer to Des Moines than Ames and ANF though
     
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  7. CloneGuy8

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    I wouldn't say he's a lock. Minnesota has a really good chance at him too, though I ultimately think he ends up with us
     
  8. bozclone

    bozclone Well-Known Member

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    I hope we get Downing. I am excited to see how a kid with his talent develops under Manning and CMC.
     
  9. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    I think Downing is ours. Can't get a read on Clark.

    Anyone know if John Schmidt is D1 material or is he likely UNI/NDSU type?
     
  10. NATEizKING

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    He might be a fallback for someone. Ta'Zhawn Henry is probably our top RB target right now. Plays 7 on 7 with Sterling.
     
  11. The_Gent

    The_Gent Active Member

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    He's a lock. Book it.
     
  12. weR138

    weR138 Well-Known Member

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    I'd be a little surprised if it were academics. Does seem strange though...
     
  13. CloneGuy8

    CloneGuy8 Active Member

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    I hope you're right.
     
  14. Cyclonefanwill3

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    Clark is a headcase.
     
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  15. ISUMojoMan

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    No wonder baby Ferentz is pissed, everyone Iowa goes to already has an ISU offer, must be making the Iowa City bunch a little Antsy realizing that with a little success we might wrap some of these kids up before Iowa gets to them.
     
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