They call me . . . "Mr. Hype"

Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by karras, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. karras

    karras Well-Known Member


    iowa - 6

    illinois - 0
    nebraska - 1
    indiana - 0
    Cyclones - 3
    michigan - 5
    spartans - 1
    minnesota - 2
    northwestern - 4
    buckeyes - 6
    nittany lions - 2
    rutgers - 0
    purdue - 1
    maryland - 0
    badgers - 5

    - discuss -
  2. Hawkboys

    Hawkboys Well-Known Member

    So Iowa's recruiting is on par w/ OSU and better than UM and Wisky!!!
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  3. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Volk is supposedly announcing within the next couple weeks, and things are looking good for Iowa there, so we could move to 7 pretty soon.
  4. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    One thing I like about how recruiting has gone recently, is we seem to build the bulk of our class early.

    That means we're locking down guys earlier, evaluating them earlier and better, and usually getting our top targets at each position.

    Plus, it leaves us with a lot of breathing room as the late signing period approaches as well.
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  5. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Agreed. For the 2019 class by May of 2018 we already had commitments from Ezra Miller, Logan Lee, Jestin Jacobs, along with a few other quality in state guys and others.

    With several quality signees that allowed us to be more picky throughout the rest of the period and then in the late cycle we went for two potentially high upside guys in Jermari Harris and TJ McCall. Here’s a cool article on the timeline, I really like that 2019 class.

    2020 is setting up similar. We could have 7 commits already within the next two weeks including locking up most of the instate talent (with Volk) along with a 4* QB. From there hopefully we can get a few of our WR targets and 2020 should be another strong class.
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  6. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

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  7. IHawk94

    IHawk94 Well-Known Member

    Think this class could be potentially the biggest one Kirk has brought in. I think kids are seeing the recent success of Iowa players in the NFL, and seeing how constant and consistent the Hawkeye coaching staff is.
  8. karras

    karras Well-Known Member


    Held a Nebraska offer among others. I can see him ending up a 4-star
  9. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    Tyler Elsbury makes 8

    Currently Iowa has more verbals than any other program in the B1G.

    The class has offers from Tenn, Michigan, Nebraska and other P5 programs.

    Nebraska is still sitting at one verbal
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  10. Adam

    Adam Well-Known Member

    We are putting in early work and getting top target kids. I like it. I also like the push to get them to commit ASAP. My only gripe is we are recruiting well in typical areas of strength. I would like to see us address some weaknesses please.
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  11. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    time for an update:

    IOWA - 9 verbals (Yelverton being another indicator that recruiting is on the upswing)

    cyclones - 6
    illinois - 3
    indiana - 2
    maryland - 4
    michigan - 6
    michigan state - 3
    minnesota - 8
    nebraska - 3
    northwestern - 7
    ohio state - 8
    penn state - 8
    purdue - 3
    rutgers - 1
    wisconsin - 5
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2019
  12. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    ESPN has updated the ratings. Everyone got a slight promotion.

    Elsbury is now a 4 star
    Deuce remains a 4 star (ESPN 300)
    Logan Jones is now a 4 star (ESPN 300)

    The lowest rating is 76, and they are still figuring out what rating to give Ethan Hurkett. I expect Yelverton to get promoted to 4 stars as well. That would make 4 of the 9 verbals "elite" recruits. I'm all giddy inside.
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  13. Adam

    Adam Well-Known Member

    That is some welcome news. Let's keep striking while the iron is hot.
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  14. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    Exciting thread! Keep plugging away, Coaches.
  15. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    Let's see what Kirk had to say about his 2016 class

  16. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    and the 2017 class

  17. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    and the 2018 class

  18. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    and 2019 class

  19. WinOneThisCentury

    WinOneThisCentury Well-Known Member

    I'm telling you...people are buying what Iowa is selling. We need to get a few four star WR and running backs though.
  20. karras

    karras Well-Known Member