They call me . . . "Mr. Hype"

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

  1. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    Update:
    http://www.espn.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/school/_/id/2294/class/2020

    ESPN ranking

    IA - Jones - 81 - 4 stars (ESPN 300) (state track meet winner along with incoming Fenske)
    TX - Deuce - 80 - 4 stars (ESPN 300)
    IL - LESHON WILLIAMS - 80 - 4 stars (gonna give win1discentury credit on this one. We owe him a thank you for his pull with the almighty)
    IL - Elsbury - 80 - 4 stars
    TX - Yelverton 79 - 3 stars (no way he doesn't get promoted to 4 stars)
    WI - Lois - 79 - 3 stars
    IA - Volk - 76 - 3 stars
    IL - Bruce - 76 - 3 stars
    IA - Williams - 76 - 3 stars
    IA - Hurkett - 3 stars (still no numeric rating)

    40% of this class is 4 stars. Let's extrapolate to February.
    assuming 25 signees = 10 recruits with a 4 star rating. To put it in perspective Maryland has only 1 player rated above 76, and he's a 3 star rated at 78. Not one 4 star despite being surrounded by talent.

    This class may indeed rival the 2005 class. I think we add Aaron Witt in a couple months. A 3 star with a 79 rating. On the cusp of 4 stars like Yelverton. Kudos to the staff for poaching from PJ Fleck. Stealing from P5 programs is more satisfying than stealing from the MAC.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  2. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    So if I had to create a "favorites" ranking, how would it look?
    Well I like all these kids a lot. But, on a scale from 1-10

    #1 - Deuce on the loose
    P5 OFFERS: (according to rivals)
    Baylor
    Boston College
    Colorado
    Georgia
    Iowa State
    Oklahoma State
    Syracuse
    Tennessee

    Apparently having confidence in yourself doesn't discourage P5 programs from offering. Might it (gasp) even be seen as a positive?
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2019
  3. Lumberman

    Lumberman Well-Known Member

    How awesome is that 2016 recruiting class turning out to be? Already 2 first round draft picks and a 4th rounder. Possibly another 1st round pick in Aleric.

    Cedrick needs to have a Carl Davis type of senior year and he could be drafted. Ditto with Nate Stanley. Golston has a good chance to have a break-out year. Toren Young is a very good back and both Nick Niemann and Kristian Welch have some time to elevate their profile. Banwart looks like a 3-year starter in the making, too, which almost guarantees he will be drafted.

    Still feel bad about Spencer Williams. I got the impression he was ahead of Banwart and possibly some of the starters from last year, but health concerns derailed his football career. As opposed to Rugamba who could have had an amazing career, but his own attitude derailed his career.

    PS: ranked 9th in the B1G and 47th overall. What a miss by the pundits. I wonder how high they will rank that class after the end of next year if they do a look-back.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
  4. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    So, what is the topic du jour?
    WR of course.
    according to 247:
    David Baker (IN) is Iowa's top target - 6-2 196 - Iowa appears to be tied with Purdue and Indiana

    Eamon Dennis (MA) - 5-10 173 - cool interest in Iowa

    Quavon Matthews (FL) - 5-11 165 - appears to have Iowa atop his list

    Kaevion Mack (IL) - 6-3 170 - appears to have Iowa atop his list

    Diante Vines (CT) - 5-11 189 - appears to be a tie between Boston College and Iowa

    Jace Andregg (IA) - 6-3 200 - cool interest in Iowa (though recent tweets seems to contradict this)

    Some interesting things. Jace is listed under "interested"
    Vines - Mack - Matthews - Dennis all listed under "scout look"
    Baker is listed under Top Target
    This would suggest Jace is the priority after Baker

    Me personally, I want a big thick WR. Willies and Hakeem Butler drew attention from the NFL partly because of their size. Looking forward to the next 3 months and finding out who comes aboard
     
  5. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    That 2017 class is rivaling the 2016 class. The stable keeps getting bigger and richer

    https://saturdaytradition.com/iowa-football/iowa-adds-three-transfer-receivers-to-roster/

    Tuesday, the Iowa football program announced that it has added three transfer wide receivers to the roster. Those players are Jack Combs (Central Michigan), Charlie Jones (Buffalo) and Oliver Martin (Michigan). All three will join the team as redshirt sophomores.

    The rest of the 2017 class:
    PLAYER POS LOCATION HT WT STARS GRADE SCHOOL
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    A.J. Epenesa

    Video | Scouts Report
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    #7 DE Edwardsville, IL
    Edwardsville High School 6'5'' 240 84
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    Iowa
    Signed
    Mark Kallenberger
    Video | Scouts Report
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    #29 OT Bettendorf, IA
    Bettendorf High School 6'5'' 250 80
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    Iowa
    Signed
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    Peyton Mansell

    Video | Scouts Report
    #19 QB-PP Belton, TX
    Belton High School 6'2'' 193 79
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    Iowa
    Signed
    Max Cooper
    Video | Scouts Report
    #73 WR Waukesha, WI
    Catholic Memorial High School 6'0'' 175 79
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    Iowa
    Signed
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    Kyshaun Bryan

    Video | Scouts Report
    #37 RB Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Saint Thomas Aquinas High School 5'10'' 188 79
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    Iowa
    Signed
    Levi Duwa
    Video | Scouts Report
    #58 DE Wellman, IA
    Mid-Prairie Community High School 6'2'' 230 78
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    Iowa
    Signed
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    Tristan Wirfs

    Video | Scouts Report
    #56 OT Mount Vernon, IA
    Mount Vernon High School 6'5'' 290 78
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    Iowa
    Signed
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    Brandon Smith

    Video | Scouts Report
    #131 WR Lake Cormorant, MS
    Lake Cormorant High School 6'3'' 197 77
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  6. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    Ivory Kelly-Martin
    Video | Scouts Report
    #74 RB Oswego, IL
    Oswego East High School 5'11'' 195 76
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    Iowa
    Signed
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    Ryan Gersonde

    Video | Scouts Report
    #31 K Milwaukee, WI
    Marquette University 6'4'' 180 74
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    Iowa
    Signed
    Henry Marchese
    Video | Scouts Report
    #182 WR Lincolnshire, IL
    Adlai E. Stevenson High School 6'2'' 185 74
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    Iowa
    Signed
    Coy Kirkpatrick
    Video | Scouts Report
    #91 DT Madrid, IA
    Madrid High School 6'4'' 245 73
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    Iowa
    Signed
    Jacob Coons
    Video | Scouts Report
    #25 TE-H Solon, IA
    Solon High School 6'3'' 215 73
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    Iowa
    Signed
    Ihmir Smith-Marsette
    Video | Scouts Report
    #118 CB Newark, NJ
    Weequahic High School 6'1'' 175 72
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    Iowa
    Signed
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    Matt Hankins

    Video | Scouts Report
    #123 CB Flower Mound, TX
    Marcus High School 6'0'' 158 72
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    Iowa
    Signed
    Camron Harrell
    Video | Scouts Report
    #94 ATH Bradley, IL
    Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School 5'10'' 185 72
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    Iowa
    Signed
    Josh Turner
    Video | Scouts Report
    #127 CB Delray Beach, FL
    American Heritage-Boca-Delray High 5'11'' 180 71
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    Iowa
    Signed
    Djimon Colbert
    Video | Scouts Report
    #140 CB Shawnee Mission, KS
    Bishop Miege High School 6'1'' 186 70
    [​IMG]
    Iowa
    Signed
    Nate Wieland
    Video | Scouts Report
    ATH Iowa City, IA
    Iowa City High School 6'2'' 205
    NR

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    Iowa
    Signed
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    Trey Creamer

    Video | Scouts Report
    CB Cartersville, GA
    Cartersville High School 6'0'' 168
    NR

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    Iowa
    Signed
    Geno Stone
    Video | Scouts Report
    S New Castle, PA
    New Castle High School 5'11'' 190
    NR

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    Iowa
    Signed
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    Daviyon Nixon

    Video | Scouts Report
    DT Kenosha, WI
    Indian Trail High School 6'3'' 272
    NR

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    Iowa
    Signed
     
  7. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    Verbals . . . Iowa 20

    illinois - 4
    nebraska - 4
    iowa state - 9
    indiana - 6
    maryland - 13
    michigan - 10
    msu - 7
    minnesota - 19
    northwestern - 11
    ohio state - 13
    penn state - 9
    purdue - 8
    rutgers - 6
    wisconsin - 9
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2019
  8. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    Alright, we're getting closer to signing day

    4 stars according to ESPN/Rivals:

    Logan Jones (IA) and Deontae Craig (IN) - both DEs
    Deuce (TX) - QB
    Elsbury (IL) - OL
    Leshon Williams (IL) - RB
    Yelverton (TX) - TE - under-armour all-american (3 stars, but I've bumped him up to 4 stars)

    Now for the rest, all 3 stars:

    Lois (WI) (probably never sees the field)
    Volk (IA)
    Richman (KS)
    Bruce (IL)
    Bracy (AL)
    Black (MN)
    Gavin Williams (IA)
    Lachey (OH)
    Mathews (FL)
    Hurkett (IA)
    Lawson (IL)
    Van Ness (IL)
    Gulley (FL)
    Vines (CT)
    Daesfernandes (MI)
    Higgins (IN)

    Pulled a lot of kids from talent-rich states, and we're not done
     
  9. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    Literally no one calls you Mr. Hype.
     
  10. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    cousinbreederstalker thanks for reminding all of us the joy of being mentally healthy

    For the normals:

    Cronk's name appears in Iowa's student directory, and a source confirmed to ESPN that he will join the Hawkeyes for the 2020 season. Cronk, who suffered a season-ending ankle injury in September and underwent surgery, recently entered the NCAA transfer portal.

    The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Cronk set an Indiana freshman record by starting 13 games in 2016. He started all but one game the next two seasons and the first four in 2019 before suffering the injury in a win over Connecticut. Cronk was elected a team captain for Indiana last season.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2020
  11. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    Good grief.

    13 posts of yours in a row mentioning me, and now you’re changing quotes? That’s mental. And funny.

    Go ahead and keep deleting your post history, lol. #creepy #obsession #weird

    And what the FUCK is this weird shit? This is like Howard Hughes level psycho...

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