Really nice read. Thanks for posting, Dryburn.
Wow. Really well written article. Love all the insights on future recruits and hearing from their coaches. The future is bright!
Its damn good to be hearing about players wanting to come here, after so many years of players both transferring away and hearing 'nobody wants to come to ames, iowa'.
Seems like the Trib got a steal with Travis Hines. That article is top notch.
Would not mind seeing the program eventually develop the same type of connections in Texas as we have in the NE.
In FB, you pretty much HAVE TO recruit Texas (or the South), and as we know, it's easier said than done.
Fortunately with MBB we don't have to recruit the south to be successful.
The minnesota/michigan pipeline is too crucial. If we keep having success with these states, our program will take off to a level its never been
True, NE kids are not afraid of cold weather, but I would still think selling ISU MBB would be easier in Big 12 country than in the NE high schools. Remind (or inform them) we play in Texas at least 4 times a year and that another 4 games they can play against home-state teams. The talent in Texas has exploded in the past decade.
Let me mayor recruit
Players will be begging to go here. There is no doubt.
Mickey, Williams and Babb are Texas kids - so to some extent we are in Tx.
In some ways, it's almost inevitable - its a huge state. We will have to overcome UT and Baylor. I think OU and OSU recruit TX as well.
Except that it's not "hone in on". That would be either "home in on", or "hone recruiting hot spots", as in sharpening them.