do you guys know how to close the thread?
I want to see the best possible players. If they come from IA, good. If not, good. If I only wanted to watch Iowans play I'd follow high school sports.
This idea is horrible. Since recruiting begins as early as 8th grade (if not younger), all you'd have is families relocating so that the particular school could offer that player. Someone like Barnes would simply move out of Iowa while in high school if he didn't want to go to ISU, and that would be bad for the state.
In Iowa, the in-state kids simply aren't as good. Iowa is just not as talented at high school sports in comparison to other states.
As an ISU fan, I want the best players. The idea that elite players do not work hard is silly. Yes, some of them go off of their talents alone, but others had to work extremley hard.
I would support the NCAA 110% to test this rule for the 2010 class. Then realize it's stupid and then abolish it after 2010.