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Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
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I feel the everyone has made some good point in this thread and I'm going to add my side to this.
First let's take into consideration that the kid hasn't committed to Iowa yet, I'm seeing a lot of hypothetical comments in this thread that need to be put back into perspective that it's still hypothetical. There's no guarentee that he'll become a hawkeye or not.
Now in the hypothetical scenario that he does become a hawk we should look at all the points, positive and negative.
He has a lot of potential to be a very good player.
He fills a great need position that we don't have many other options at.
I have to wonder would it give us another shot at Booth who we seem to have been slipping away from after Kenney decommitted.
Might have a slight character flaw, which I don't see as a major character flaw. Everyone's entitled to there own opinion but personally I don't see changing your mind as a huge issue. There are some extras in this but ultimately to me it's a change of opinion.
Are there any other negatives?
To each there own opinion but to me the positives greatly out weight the negatives.
It ain't the first time, nor dare I say, the last....
You didn't think our highest rated recruit at a serious position of need was a big loss?
Also, whoever said that John Kenny was with the assistants at Kenney's home tonight...that cannot be right. I'm pretty sure that is a recruiting violation. Coaches cannot arrange for a committed player(especially one already enrolled in school) to meet with a recruit off campus. I doubt John Kenny was in Indiana last night.
It wasn't on this site. Dunbar has had Iowa "listed" for some time so that's not new, but the consensus was that he really wasn't looking at us seriously. Then, recently, he apparently let it be known that he was now looking at the program with more interest. If true, it's a subtle, but interesting change. Personally, I have never seen any footage of Dunbar, so can't comment on his ability, but we definitely need DEs.
As for Kenney, I see your point about the character issue, but you have to remember we are talking about teenagers here, so I don't really see it as a big deal. His dad was hired by his home state school, so I'm sure he was under significant pressure, whether real or conceived. I see it more as an understandable maturity issue at that age rather than a character issue, and would love to have him flip back. As I stated before, I think a lot will depend upon the circumstances surrounding his dad's departure. If there was any negativity there at all, I predict we will have a great shot at landing him.
This site reported it.
The Hawkeyes and Wolfpack are two more schools Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard West defensive lineman Ruben Dunbar is now considering.
Hadn't seen that particular article, but that's great. Thanks.
COME ON KENNEY!!!! I'm totally down for second chances! As long as he signs...I'm in
Sounds like Kenney is sticking with Indiana. Gag.I hope Piersbacher freight trains his behind into the stands come 2015 and beyond. I'm not sour about it though.
I saw that too but signing day isn't here yet.
We can infer from this that his heart was always with the Hoosiers, otherwise since dad is gone, his reason for swapping is gone....thus he was never fully committed to being a Hawkeye....really hoping we freight train him for the next 4-5 years.
Here is the bottom line, I am still hearing rumblings he is interesting in us. (Probably from pressure from Kenny etc.) But if Iowa is truly interested, and I am not questioning their recruiting tactics but if they are it should not be an assistant out visiting him it should be the Captain out there. I mean as a kid I think a head coach visiting me would mean more than anyone else dropping by. I see all these kids and their families saying how great it was having Kirk come visit and I do think Kenney loves Iowa but has a loyalty towards trying to rebuild his in state program,which I now have more respect for that than the thought of him only going to Indiana because his father got hired there, but it is going to take more than 4 kids to rebuild Indiana.
He also said he was 100% coming to Iowa. I would say this is FAAAR from over.
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And that is why the Captain should "trek" out to Indiana.
From everything I am seeing, It does look like he is thinking about, now is the time to strike if we are going to have any chance, signing day is closing in.
And for my last upvote of the day it goes to (drumroll) HERK!!!!!!
if someone close to kenney called and let the captain know he was waffling (yet again) on his commitment, than i would say he should definitely head out there and meet with him and his family to let him know "no hard feelings" and he's welcome back
i would love to know if that has ever happened before ....a player decommitting from a school, committing to another school, then decommitting from that school and recommitting to the original school....todd??
Listening to all this speculation and seeing all the posts on different sites, I wonder if he is riding this out for attention...A few people mentioned that things were blowing up on twitter. Maybe he just wants to be in the spotlight again.
If we land him again, great, but if not, we should have found a replacement...It worries me that other prospects like A. Jones have committed. I hope we don't whiff on the ones we need.
Who would have thought that Iowa would start off so hot on the recruiting trail and then fizzle out like this. It's really too bad that we have lost some key guys in Kenney, Hill, and now T. Young.
Only thing that helps at this point is landing Ross P.
Yes I agree 100% the best we can hope for is we go out with a bang
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