Four star DB commits to Iowa

DJL

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2017 could be a monster recruiting class. Just need to have a good year. Not expecting 12-0 obviously, but a 9-3, 10-2 type year could help maintain the momentum we have in recruiting.
 

1977Hawkeye

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2017 could be a monster recruiting class. Just need to have a good year. Not expecting 12-0 obviously, but a 9-3, 10-2 type year could help maintain the momentum we have in recruiting.

Exactly. Don't have to go 12-0 again (would be nice tho!) - Just stay a ranked team and on the radar, and that can only help to lure more good recruits.

Nice commit!
 

Hawkfnntn

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I like that he's 210 lbs already. I like the bigger guys that are tacklers too. The days of the 175-185 dbs are dwindling and having to develop/build them up is time wasted if you can get a kid that's already physically ready to go. Those corners need to be able to stick their nose in and tackle bigger RBs and we all know that WRs are only getting bigger and stronger. (except at Iowa it seems like) I think we have recruited the last couple of classes nothing but 6'1 185-195 lb ones.
 

MelroseHawkins

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I'm glad to see them reach down into Kansas. Kansas may not be the hot bed for football recruits, but would be nice to pluck the good players out of there with Kansas & K-State being the Div. 1 teams in that state.
 

AreWeThereYet

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Kansas City has a decent number of good recruits. The best of them go to the better Big Twelve teams with a few going to SEC teams.
 

AreWeThereYet

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There are a lot of down teams on the Great Plains. Some of them are just now having bad years, others have been down for a number of years, and others are more or less permanently down. You would think teams that are on the up like Iowa and Arkansas could pick up a few more recruits in the area.

Missouri - Seems to have fallen into the basement of the SEC east after a few good years built on two decades of improvement.
Kansas State - Not terrible but has struggled to keep themselves at the level established during the 1990's.
Texas Tech - Other Texas teams closer to the urban centers have passed them up.
Colorado - Who would think they competed among the elite teams for a short time 25 years ago. Basement of the Pack 12 South.
Colorado State - Used to be a much better team. Has settled into mediocrity.
Iowa State - The weak Big Twelve north was their chance to stick their heads out of the basement. No more.
Kansas - These guy actually had a winning season back there somewhere.
Tulsa - Three down years in a row.
Wyoming - Had some success in the distant past but there is some question whether this team belongs in the FBS anymore.

The big boys like Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Tennessee have always taken the cream of the crop, but with so many teams down in the region I have to wonder if more players are available just below that level.
 
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