Rob, is Iowa looking at Hunter Dekkers?

Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by karras, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    just wonderin
  2. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    I think Iowa would be interested but already Hogan in the class isn’t going to be attractive to this kid. It’s not absolute, but as a rule, it’s one QB per class.
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  3. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    ended up a cyclone . . . talented kid . . . I see him as their starting linebacker 3 years from now
  4. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    Dekkers and West Sioux beat undefeated #3 ranked West Lyon last night, after losing their first game to #6 Western Christian last week.

    Perhaps this win will allow West Sioux (#8) a better chance to get into the playoffs where they will have a chance to become 3 time state title winners with Dekkers.

    Perhaps his best long term opportunity is as a left handed MLB pitcher.

    Was hoping Iowa would take him, given his mobility and size at the QB position.
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  5. 99topdawg

    99topdawg Well-Known Member

    I have no idea how good of a QB he is, but he has an amazing arm as a pitcher and I can't believe he's not going to college to pitch. Clocked at 92 in a game, which is not normally where a pitcher would top out. As a LHP, he's big time (and not just for an Iowa HS pitcher).
  6. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    FB is not his best sport...
  7. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    He's a natural athlete. Boyle and Cook and Derby were also natural athletes. And if cousinbreeder comes along and says, "The world won't come to an end if he isn't a Hawkeye" or my other favorite chestnut "we'll be okay without him" -- yes, that's factual. And nobody ever in the history of the world thought that missing on a single high school kid signaled the Apocalypse or affected Iowa's ability to win games.
  8. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    Bingo. New streak started.
  9. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    Didn't Iowa once have 3 committed QBs till they pulled the rug on one of em late? 2 doesn't seem like too many depending on roster beyond that class
  10. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    Jack Benevienti. Wasn't terribly late, though it was during his senior season. He got benched by his HS team for poor performance, so unfortunately we had to pull the offer. He ended up at like Western Illinois or the like.

    At the time it looked like we'd take both Boyle and Cook as athletes, but they ended up sticking as QBs (for a while anyways).
  11. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    My memory is fading some. It just seemed like the kid may have had other options on the table but since offer was pulled so late that limited them. But if he wasn't that good of a prospect to begin because of his senior season performance Iowa dodged a bullet anyway. I couldn't remember who the other 2 QBs were or what season. It felt like it was awhile ago already though
  12. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    I’ve watched him quite a bit this year as well as some of the top 4A QB’s. When Dekkers was a sophomore I thought he was the best QB in the state .
  13. ModebaSan

    ModebaSan Well-Known Member

    Not only do we not need another QB in this class, I think we should RS Deuce Hogan and not worry about taking another QB until the 2022 recruiting cycle. We are getting too many QB’s bunched up altogether. We will be lucky if Mansell and/or Padilla don’t enter the transfer portal in the near future.
  14. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    It's pretty standard practice to take 1 QB every year, for competition AND attrition's sake. With the rise of the transfer portal, it's even more important.
  15. ModebaSan

    ModebaSan Well-Known Member

    Yeah I get it. But don’t you think we are just feeding the portal in this manner. Shouldn’t it be time to adjust our recruiting, considering the portal is just gonna get larger. After all, we can always use the same said portal to fill any leaks with proven guys if we need to. And there is always the Juco route in addition to recruiting freshmen. Seems like when a guy transfers, he always ends up doing pretty good for another program other than ours. You spend a lot of hours recruiting and a lot of money on a guy, then only have him to leave after couple of years. Wouldn’t it be more cost effective to recruit someone from a Juco or portal in less time and less money spent with a freshman QB sprinkled in there every now and then?
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  16. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    With JUCO or the portal, you're looking at guys who are only looking for early playing time, so going after the ones who are worth that becomes much more of a battle, especially if they've already proven they can succeed at this level.

    It seems like a good plan in theory, but the first time it bites you in the ass (injuries), it will bite you big time.
  17. GesterHawk

    GesterHawk Well-Known Member

    This is not an EA video game. Not every QB recruited is going to work out, even if they stay. Taking one every year allows teams to pad depth and recruit a marginal product with big upside if they don't need to start after a year.
  18. deanvogs

    deanvogs Well-Known Member

    Nearly every program takes 1 QB per year, it only makes sense. Some QB's don't work out, some transfer, it's really a numbers game. If you have less than 4 scholarship QB's on your roster, you are an injury away from being dangerously thin considering 1 of the QB's will always be a TR FR.
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