Rutgers recruits against nobody else from there state.
Michigan is Tradition and the big house.
Louisville is recruiting against a baskeball school.
VT is only the real example.
West Virginia is a beutiful town. Also they have the exact same stadium as we do build at the same time. They have made the upgrades over time and there coaches have build it by evaluating the talent. Then once they got good enough they started getting the blue chippers.
Your that guy who kept trying even when your team was about to get 50 pointed in high school. It's a great attitude you have going on. Just not realistic. The bigger guys like Miami, Florida state, and Florida just have way more than we have to offer. If we are going to get some blue chippers they are probably going to have to come from the north or Midewest.
Actually I'm that guy that was never on a team that got blown out by 50 or had "half a hundred" hung on them!
In any give year, the three schools you mention can only sign roughly 75 players. I live in the south (I actually used to live in Florida and in Texas) and guess what...THERE ARE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN 75 D-I PROSPECTS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA OR IN THE STATE OF TEXAS EVERY SINGLE YEAR.
And another quick revelation for you...not everyone wants to go to these schools...Miami (thug reputation, lame fan support), FSU (only slightly above .500 program the last few years, it's in the panhandle of Florida...not exactly South Beach), and Florida (loaded with talent...tough to get on the field).
You have a very "defeatist" tone in your comments. We are going to get top recruits from the south...mark my words. I hope we also get some from the midwest but face facts...the midwest is less populated than states like Texas and Florida and the HS football is not as competitive as it is in the big southern states.
I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.
...good points! Not to mention, there are major recruits (IMO) who would consider ISU over some other traditional/famed schools simply because they know that they'll get the starting pos., playing time, TV exposure, they want (need) to make it to that next level. In BB or Football. (just my thoughts)
I have 33 years of going to Jack Trice field. Defeatest. I agree. I have been kicked down almost every year. Until someone, Some coach actually does it then yes I don't really think we can pull top recruits from Florida and Texas. Nobody has ever done it. It's not my responsiblity To recruit and have a great attitude for the recruits. It's my job to go to the game and cheer. If we get the recruits that is great. Just Mark my words. If somebody has been doing something for 100 years and it has not worked, It's probably not going to work. No matter how possitive my attitude is.
Now if you want to go over how I think we can compete and get the best recruits in Basketball I am right there with ya. We have done it in the past and can do it in the future.
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