Based on the guys we have offered to this point I think we'll see that continue. Of course it can change... but once again, then we are debating changing how our offense functions as opposed to whether a player can run a spread.
Saying something is a "spread" at this point is way too broad of a term. Right now our offense is a spread with the zone read. The "spread" at Texas Tech and Mizzou is way different than the "spread" at WVa. Both schools recruit a very different kind of QB to run the spread.
And I also don't think Arnaud can't pass. He can pass, we saw him do it a lot last year. I'm hopeful he'll get his accuracy back next year when the coaches and WR's get used to the offense.
You know, I'd have to think that between us already having Barnett, no word of him having an offer, and him wanting to come to ISU - if we were going to offer him a scholarship, we'd have done so already and he'd already be committed. It's possible the coaching staff doesn't think he's on par with Barnett or is worth another scholarship on a QB at this point.
Actually looking at some of the highlights on the DMreg site there were some plays where he looked pretty athletic for his stature.
6'-7" with and arm that can move well enough to get D-1 basketball offers? The kid is an athlete. I say make an offer.
I say offer Creekmur and Carlson.
Perhaps I'm wrong, but I think against Ames he had 300+ yds passing and 100+ rushing. That equals 400+yds total offense. I've listened to alot of his games on the radio. I would love him to be a Cyclone!!
All I know is I trust our coaching staff a lot with the turnaround they have made and I trust they know who to offer and what kind of system they want to run.
I've seen him play and to me with his athleticism frankly he looks like a pro tight end. But if I were him I'd the weights and whey protien and make myself into a left tackle. Your life span in the NFL is far better than in the QB spot. Of course he'd have to put on 100-125 pounds to do it.
My concerns are actually height related - I would prefer someone in the 6-3/6-5 range. The videos on the DMR site show a mix of very nice throws along with a number of throws off the back foot as well as some awkward pushing the ball style tosses. The end result is some big time plays along with a number of throws into coverage and resulting picks.
He reminds me of a tall baseball pitcher who can throw hard, but struggles with control due to having trouble developing a consistent motion.
That said, he could potentially develop with a redshirt year and a couple of years to grow into his body while working with a QB coach on mechanics.
With Creekmur and Derby squaring off in the Dome, how strange would it be to see them square off on the second Saturday in September in 2014.
Have state championship opposing QB's ever gone on to square off against each other in an Iowa - Iowa State game?