No way no how, we need him to recover and become a Cyclone. Can't believe the topic was even brought up.
I don't think you want to set the precedent of pulling a guys scholly after he gets hurt, especially a local guy. You pull his offer after he committed and you've just burned at least one bridge and most likely more. HS coaches don't appreciate that and they have long memories.
Besides, if after he gets on campus it's determined he can't play anymore the school can put him on a medical leave (or whatever it's called) which allows the kid to keep the scholarship but doesn't count against the football roster.
It is a dumb question. First, we've taken plenty of guys who have serious injuries while in high school (Quinton Pompey most recently). Second, yeah that seems like a typical Paul Rhoads move. :skeptical: Glad to see you guys have been paying attention to how he runs his program.
Finally, stop the Scales comparisons. They are not even close to being similar players.
You don't pull it, he is a recruit for the future anyway, with all the depth ahead of him he would not see the field next year anyway.....
I think people who are ripping the thread should take a step back. The OP didn't say he would be in favor of pulling the offer, just that it was an option. Personally, I don't think it should be pulled. I think that Paul Rhoads is always saying here at Iowa State "we do things the right way" to me this is would not be the right thing. However, don't kid yourselves that this hasn't been discussed by coaches on any FBS coaching staff even our own staff in this situation. The facts are that there are only so many scholarships available and each one is important especially for ISU. We don't have the luxury of recruiting 4-5 star studs that if one fizzles we just go to the stable. Our program is built on those kids that have potential, but need work in the weight room and to be "coached up". Even though ACLs are very fixable any many athletes come back, it is still an injury that has the potential to decrease the ceiling for him -- fact. This is not as clear cut as many people make it. We tend to answer with emotion first, but if posters think about all involved, there is a gamble to each side.