What Schools Are You Looking At?
ISU will never have a bunch of early commits for 2 reasons:
Originally Posted by borc4cy
1) We aren't a traditional power or currently an elite program. Schools like Texas, OU, Nebraska, etc can garner a ton of early commits because they tell a kid to commit or they'll pull the offer and move on to another kid. If ISU used that strategy a kid would just laugh in the ISU coaches faces.
2) Iowa doesn't produce more than a handful of Big 12/Big 10 caliber players each year. The reality is when we recruit states like Texas or Florida- the kids didn't grow up being Cyclone fans where they will jump on a scholarship offer. Out-of-state kids are going to take their time to get comfortable with ISU as a university and with GC and staff.
BTW- I look at our competition from a recruiting standpoint being schools like KU, Mizzou, KSU, CU or even Iowa. Our 8 recruits isn't much different than the majority of those schools. Mizzou has like 15 recruits, but 5 are instate kids. KSU has done well but they have the built in advantage of the Kansas JUCO programs in their backyard.