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Cass Tech safety Delano Hill let me know he has flipped to Michigan.
Had a feeling he was gone as soon as I heard UM offered. This sucks but I understand why he is going there.
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Yeah, in general, that'll be tough for Iowa to overcome when Michigan offers an in-state prospect.
As Iowa has now seen with Kenney and Hill, this is one of the drawbacks to landing so many commits so early in the process. That gives other programs a lot of time to poach.
I don't think it would have mattered when those two would have committed. With iowa's poor season combined with Kenny's dad being hired at IU and Hill getting the in-state offer it wouldn't have mattered. No question Kenny's decomit hurt Iowa's class more considering we have 2 other quality safety commits, but Hill really has the potential to be special.
I was just coming at it from the perspective that Iowa pulled back on some other very good players when Kenney and Hill both committed in April. Had they waited until, for example, November to make a decision, there may have been some other very good players that would have committed to Iowa between April and November in their place. Having Hill decommit this late in the process leaves Iowa scrambling a bit, as a lot of 2013 prospects have already committed elsewhere.
Makes me sick but I agree with cnutz. And I see Michigan just offered another safety that is a badger commit wonder why. How many commits they have now Todd200?
Not surprising though.
Well this class just went to ________...(fill in your own word here)
I wouldn't say that at all.
This is exactly why I have a different mentality on recruiting & the 85 numbers game than most on this board.
Prospects can flip and people say, "Oh I understand". Coaches revoke a schollie to give it to a better player and people say, "what a scumbag".
I would...it wasn't spectacular, but it was very solid, even without Kenney...now without Hill...its mediocre at best. If we could land Lemelle and/or Anjeus Jones it would help take SOME of the sting away.
I seriously think that since they have such a quality class Hoke is now trying to weaken the rest of the Big 10 classes. I know it sounds like a conspiracy theory, but I really do think it's intentional.
I think they're projecting Marcus Ball as a linebacker.
I think without the Powell and Daniels commitments I'd agree with you. As it is though, I still like Iowa's class.
Some guys like every Iowa class regardless...I think you're one of them.
Well the way I see it Iowa trades Hill for Powell and Daniels essentially. Powell and Daniels are in positions of much greater need IMO. The last two seasons Iowa has gotten a lot of good safeties. Lile and Gair last year and Warfield and Rucker this year. Hill is definitely a great player and one I would love to see at Iowa. That said, Iowa has 4 other safeties who will be some sort of freshman next season and I like all 4. On the flip side, the revolving door at running back has continued and the receivers were lackluster at best this year. Therefore, in my mind, the commitments of Powell and Daniels at the very least offset the loss of Hill.
Its just the make-up that irks me...one TE I could see...but 2?...no OT's...but lots of undersized players that'll need 1-2 years to develop...and honestly, we didn't need another QB in THIS year's class.
Kenny, Warfield, Powell and Daniels are the ones that I can see as potential impact players. Goebel, Gressel, Rucker and Welsh can be solid starters and the rest...well...time will tell.
Maybe its just cuz of the rain...but I feel like taking a nap now.
I'm happy with a QB every class, just don't give them 5th years and make them punters if they don't pan out.
I agree on the OTs though. I don't care what next years class has for OTs, it's too much of a gamble to risk that, especially considering the fact we struggle landing big name players. Kozan, Diamond, Sentral, Gordon, Hill, French, Darboh, Campos, Bosch, Kouandjio, etc
I'd throw Trevon Young and Andre Harris in there too.
Edit: Wisnieski too
This post was edited by Hawkifish 19 months ago
I agree with your assessment for the most part, and I'm not saying this class is bad.
Just saying that it has obviously taken a big hit with the loss of Hill (and Kenney) and adding Powell and Daniels is not an equitable trade-off....not even close.
While Iowa still has time to finish relatively strong with a couple of gems, I think right now it's okay to admit that recruiting isn't going as well as we would hope. The disappointing 4-8 season is only compounding that perception. Now, with both Kenney and Hill, especially Kenney, you have unique situations that probably meant we'd lose them even if we were 8-4 this year.
All we can do is sit tight and watch how this class plays out...and hope for the best.
This post was edited by Herkuleez 19 months ago
I agree with what you're saying with Kenney. I was just speaking in terms of recent developments. The loss of Kenney hurts because its at such a need position. The reason I still like this class is that even though it now lacks the star power, I think its a strong class throughout. Iowa only has one 2* recruit committed and its a grayshirt offeree. Everyone else is a 3* and Trevon Young is a 4*.
Only by 247. Rivals, Scout, & ESPN list him as a three star. Also his HS stats weren't spectacular this year.
I like him but a true 4 star in my book is a force and is rated a 4 star by at least two sites.
2010 was soooo Important for Iowa and we fell flat on our face followed by 7-6!and 4-8. We have to win games if we want to keep recruits like Kenney and Hill.
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