Didn't someone say that Conor Boffeli was originally just offered a gray shirt or walk-on at Iowa?
Did Iowa up their interest to a scholarship offer after ISU showed interest in him and made him an offer?
[quote=SwirlingFloater;857268]I know PR has expressed his desire to connect with coaches and recruits in Iowa and the Midwest, but does anyone know how much he intends to promote a walk-on program?
It seems some head coaches don't like messing with walk-ons, but I believe there are a lot of kids with huge potential and a chip on their shoulder from not being heavily recruited that could help out the Clones.
We all know examples of athletes that were totally overlooked out of high school, but when given a chance ended up being outstanding contributors.
I know of one walk-on that could have an impact on the team in the fall. He was my best friend in high school and just recently transferred from Iowa where he was a TE prospect. The coaches at Iowa were really high on him to take the place of Myers or Moeaki. He really liked playing football for them but he grew up on a farm by Allison Iowa and wanted to go into Ag so he realized the error of his ways and has now transferred to ISU. He told me Rhoads and staff want him to be a Defensive End since they said they were "set" at the TE position. His name is Luke Brocka...6'4'' 240 lbs runs pretty good and is a hell of an athlete...here is the link to his profile on Rivals...He was at Ellsworth CC before he went to Iowa...He had some pretty good schools looking at him while he was there!
Luke Brocka - Football Recruiting
He has put on weight since they updated his profile fyi..He was at 250 for a while but has lost 10 lbs since leaving Iowa
Will he have to sit out a year? Since he wasn't on scholarship at Iowa does that affect his elligibility? Does he have 1 or 2 years left?
He burned his red shirt last year unfortunately but before he quit school, he dropped all of his classes so he is eligible to play this coming year...All paperwork is taken care of and he is on the team for the fall...He has 2 years of eligibility left.
Luke is a great football player. I would love to see him at Iowa State. He has great ball skills. Speed would be his biggest issue in playing at the Big 12 level. If he has gained speed and quickness, he would be a great "find"
Trust me man...He is my good buddy and I went to High School with him and I can definitely tell you that he is much quicker and more athletic (and stronger) now than when he was in high school...I think he could be the next Shaun Moorehead...nobody was looking at him out of Mason City Newman and look what he did for the Clones...I see a similar athleticism and work ethic in Luke..obviously by the looks of it, you are from Nashua-Plainfield so you know how good of a player he is
Sweet, The TE is coming. Max and I are friends with Luke's brother Clint. Luke is awesome. Very athletic family as I'm pretty sure they have sister that plays volleyball at UNI.
Does he have any defensive end friends that he can send our way?
I was really happy to read how driven Jeff Woody from Southeast Polk is to impress the coaches and have a successful football career at ISU. It would be awesome to have a few more walk-on guys that are willing to work their tails off for the Clones.
Are there some other possible ISU walk-ons that haven't been mentioned in any of the threads?