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redbirddad10
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:35 am

Seems like every year ISU Football continues to be very targeted in their recruiting and it doesn't give me a sense they are just filling the class. Each addition seems to target a need and be very purposeful. Might sound obvious but not the case at the FCS level as often as you would think. Its a clear indication ISU has become a program of note and can get not just players but the players they want.
Like Coach Spack says we will only see in two-three years what the real impact is of this class. Upperclassman are the backbone of winning teams. Maybe not the stars but the 4th thru 15th best players that make a team special. I am very excited about next year. It is a critical year for the program and I suspect it could turn into a very pleasant surprise. Go Birds.

redbirddad10
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Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:54 pm

Is my math correct, 33?

fourthandshort
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Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:57 pm

redbirddad10 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Is my math correct, 33?
I see about 100 or so .. but might be rounding up a bit.
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redbirddad10
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Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:17 pm

After listening to the press conference it really is interesting how at FCS they have almost more ability to pull in talent than at FBS. This appears to be a huge class and Coach Spack is talking about more coming! Football is a numbers game, the more talent you can bring in the more chances of finding those diamonds, ie Cam Lee and Cam Meredith. Walk-ons, grey shirts, making use of other forms of financial aid are all great ways to add talent. Good on the birds.

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saxman210
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Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:46 pm

We are going to have a true freshman kicker and have him possibly doing the punting as well?
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ChiRedbirdfan
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:05 pm

Total Red wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Peter Bussone 6'1 280 DL Normal Comm HS, IL
Mike Gardner 5'10 180 DB Desoto HS, TX
Zach Mueller 6'5 295 OL DC Everest HS, Schofield, WI
Zach Starforth 6'4 285 OL Raymore-Peculiar HS, Peculiar MO
BB Adams 5'7 170 RB Sacred-Heart Griffin HS, Springfield, IL
Jacob Carl 6'4 215 TE/DE Galesburg HS, IL
Tristan Bailey 6'3 185 WR Columbus North HS, IN
Joey Malinowksi 6'1 245 LS Bloomington Central Catholic HS, IL
Clayton Isbell 6'2 195 S/Ath St. Charles East HS, IL
Damien Jackson 6'3 210 OLB Concord HS, Elkhart, IN
Bryce Jefferson 6'2 195 QB Decatur Central HS, Indianapolis, IN
Landen Vesley 6'2 205 LB Sterling Newman Catholic HS, IL
Cooper Burton 5'10 160 DB Benton HS, St. Joesph, MO
Kenton Wilhoit 6'1 205 LB/RB Oak Grove HS, MO
Nathan Bax 6'4 225 TE Helias HS, Jefferson City, MO
Peyton Asche 6'7 310 OL Pearl City-Eastland HS. Pearl City, IL
Giavion Mason 6'0 200 S/OLB Kankakee Bishop McNamara HS, IL
Julian Haynie 6'1 185 S Rockford Guilford HS, IL
Austin Nagel 6'1 170 WR Lemont HS, IL
Dewaylon Jones 5'11 180 S Dallas Lincoln HS. TX
Stephen Halusan 6'3 205 WR New Berlin Eisenhower, WI
Charles Woods 6'1 170 WR/DB Kimball HS, Dallas, TX
Josh Dinga 6'5 220 DE Sun Prairie HS, WI
Eric Rogers 6'3 190 WR East St. Louis HS, IL
Trevor Bond 6'0 180 K Mt. Vernon HS, Fortville, IN
Dalton Tevis 6'3 240 DE Normal Comm HS, IL
Iverson Brown 6'1 180 DB Altoff HS, Belleville, IL
Luke Bennyhoff 5'10 185 DB Dunlap HS, Peoria, IL
Jude Okolo 6'4 245 DL N. Plainfield HS, NJ

Transfers
Gabe Megginson 6'5 300 OL Jr. Jacksonville HS, IL (Univ of Illinois)
Paul Engram 5'11 225 LB Jr. Loyola HS Detroit, MI (College of DuPage JC, IL)
Braxton Haley 6'1 185 WR Jr. Monsignor Donovan HS, Athens, GA (Dodge City JC, KS)
Jordan Fuchs 6'6 230 WR Sr. Christ the King HS, Queens, NY (Indiana Univ, IU-East)
Virtually zero Chicagoland high school recruits with the lone metro area player being from Plainfield. Not certain if that is a good or bad thing but is noticeable.

MadBird
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:32 pm

ChiRedbirdfan wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Total Red wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Peter Bussone 6'1 280 DL Normal Comm HS, IL
Mike Gardner 5'10 180 DB Desoto HS, TX
Zach Mueller 6'5 295 OL DC Everest HS, Schofield, WI
Zach Starforth 6'4 285 OL Raymore-Peculiar HS, Peculiar MO
BB Adams 5'7 170 RB Sacred-Heart Griffin HS, Springfield, IL
Jacob Carl 6'4 215 TE/DE Galesburg HS, IL
Tristan Bailey 6'3 185 WR Columbus North HS, IN
Joey Malinowksi 6'1 245 LS Bloomington Central Catholic HS, IL
Clayton Isbell 6'2 195 S/Ath St. Charles East HS, IL
Damien Jackson 6'3 210 OLB Concord HS, Elkhart, IN
Bryce Jefferson 6'2 195 QB Decatur Central HS, Indianapolis, IN
Landen Vesley 6'2 205 LB Sterling Newman Catholic HS, IL
Cooper Burton 5'10 160 DB Benton HS, St. Joesph, MO
Kenton Wilhoit 6'1 205 LB/RB Oak Grove HS, MO
Nathan Bax 6'4 225 TE Helias HS, Jefferson City, MO
Peyton Asche 6'7 310 OL Pearl City-Eastland HS. Pearl City, IL
Giavion Mason 6'0 200 S/OLB Kankakee Bishop McNamara HS, IL
Julian Haynie 6'1 185 S Rockford Guilford HS, IL
Austin Nagel 6'1 170 WR Lemont HS, IL
Dewaylon Jones 5'11 180 S Dallas Lincoln HS. TX
Stephen Halusan 6'3 205 WR New Berlin Eisenhower, WI
Charles Woods 6'1 170 WR/DB Kimball HS, Dallas, TX
Josh Dinga 6'5 220 DE Sun Prairie HS, WI
Eric Rogers 6'3 190 WR East St. Louis HS, IL
Trevor Bond 6'0 180 K Mt. Vernon HS, Fortville, IN
Dalton Tevis 6'3 240 DE Normal Comm HS, IL
Iverson Brown 6'1 180 DB Altoff HS, Belleville, IL
Luke Bennyhoff 5'10 185 DB Dunlap HS, Peoria, IL
Jude Okolo 6'4 245 DL N. Plainfield HS, NJ

Transfers
Gabe Megginson 6'5 300 OL Jr. Jacksonville HS, IL (Univ of Illinois)
Paul Engram 5'11 225 LB Jr. Loyola HS Detroit, MI (College of DuPage JC, IL)
Braxton Haley 6'1 185 WR Jr. Monsignor Donovan HS, Athens, GA (Dodge City JC, KS)
Jordan Fuchs 6'6 230 WR Sr. Christ the King HS, Queens, NY (Indiana Univ, IU-East)
Virtually zero Chicagoland high school recruits with the lone metro area player being from Plainfield. Not certain if that is a good or bad thing but is noticeable.
I guess it all depends on your definition - I see Lemont, Kankakee, St. Charles (that Plainfield is New Jersey). Plus 11 other Illinois players. I don't have a problem with that. It's a cycle, some years you get more, some less. I'd like to see a few more, but I think it's okay. Maybe that's part of the reason we had some coaching/recruiting changes.

Redbirdfan21
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StLRedbird
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:03 am

Redbirdfan21 wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:25 pm
MVFC recruiting ranking-ish

https://herosports.com/fcs/recruiting-m ... class-ajaj
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Redbirdfan21
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:32 pm

Good that he committed! Bad that he doesn’t know our mascot :oops:


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TIMMY
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:27 pm

Redbirdfan21 wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Good that he committed! Bad that he doesn’t know our mascot :oops:

Love it! And go you Cardinals!!!
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redbirddad10
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:36 am

ChiRedbirdfan, at first I thought it was nuts that you said no Chicagoland recruits but this class is very light on Chicagoland recruits. Don't know if that means our recruiting is more national or if it was a down year for the type of player ISU recruits in the Chicago area? Interesting that we get solid class from central IL and I personally like that we get Blo No kids but it is interesting with all the talent in Chicago we don't see any kids from the Western, Southern or Northern burbs??? St Charles, Lemont= 2.

MadBird
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:33 pm

redbirddad10 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:36 am
ChiRedbirdfan, at first I thought it was nuts that you said no Chicagoland recruits but this class is very light on Chicagoland recruits. Don't know if that means our recruiting is more national or if it was a down year for the type of player ISU recruits in the Chicago area? Interesting that we get solid class from central IL and I personally like that we get Blo No kids but it is interesting with all the talent in Chicago we don't see any kids from the Western, Southern or Northern burbs??? St Charles, Lemont= 2.
2017 -- 3 kids from Chicago area (Yorkville, Chicago St. Pat's, Batavia)
2016 -- 4 kids from Chicago area (Gurnee, Marengo, Barrington, Glen Ellyn/Glenbard South)
2015 -- 7 (Calumet Park/Richards, Oswego, Naperville, Plainfield/Nazereth, Barrington, Chicago Marist & Phillips)
2014 -- 6 (Naperville, Oswego, Robbins/Richard, Aurora, Winfield/Wheaton N., St. Charles)
2013 -- 3 (Crete/Mt. Carmel, Harvey/Thornton, Calumet City/Bremen
2012 -- 5 (Frankfort/Lincoln-Way E., Lindenhurst/Lakes, Manteno, Lombard/Glenbard S., Bolingbrook)

It goes in cycles - so that 6 year average would be around 4. As a general rule I'd like to see more kids from the Chicago area, but I'm not too worried about it. I get the sense that Spack does pretty well getting the guys he really wants.

Oh, and there's a Kankakee kid in this year's group too, I'd consider that Chicago-area, they play in a south suburban conference.

RedbirdSF67
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Tue May 15, 2018 10:58 pm

This could be big. 3-star DE transfer.

DaveBird10
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Wed May 16, 2018 12:17 am

RedbirdSF67 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:58 pm
This could be big. 3-star DE transfer.
6'5 250lb defensive end. Love the pickup can never have too much talent on the defensive line. Sounds like the kid just got lost in the shuffle at Iowa after getting injured. Best of luck to him, hope he comes to work. Jason Harris and Tuvone Clark, Matt Swaine and if this kid brings it could have a lot of talent up front.

ISUBU
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Wed May 16, 2018 12:46 am

Seems to have missed his senior year of HS to injury. Redshirted first year at Iowa, then injured again last season. That's quite a bit of missed time to practice/play and improve. Wasn't going to get playing time at Iowa, so we'll see how he develops here. Should have three years to play for the Birds

JHBird
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Wed May 16, 2018 8:04 am

ISUBU wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 12:46 am
Seems to have missed his senior year of HS to injury. Redshirted first year at Iowa, then injured again last season. That's quite a bit of missed time to practice/play and improve. Wasn't going to get playing time at Iowa, so we'll see how he develops here. Should have three years to play for the Birds
Looks like a good bet. If he missed his whole senior year and Iowa still wanted him, he must've had some talent. Perfect opportunity for him here. I'm still waiting to see what Barajas can do a LB. He was the former 4 star that transferred from Notre Dame. I thought he could be a great LB/DE, but he had a quiet last year. I think he got injured at some point too.

Adunk33
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Wed May 16, 2018 10:28 am

RedbirdSF67 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:58 pm
This could be big. 3-star DE transfer.
He announced his transfer on Sunday and committed to ISU three days later. Good work by the coaches.

Didn't we recently have a transfer from Iowa? Reggie Spearman, maybe?

Yep, research seconds later. http://gvsulakers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5790

Senior last season at Grand Valley. Started at Iowa, was here for a year, and then finished his career at Grand Valley.

MadBird
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Wed May 16, 2018 10:51 am

Adunk33 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:28 am
RedbirdSF67 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:58 pm
This could be big. 3-star DE transfer.
He announced his transfer on Sunday and committed to ISU three days later. Good work by the coaches.

Didn't we recently have a transfer from Iowa? Reggie Spearman, maybe?

Yep, research seconds later. http://gvsulakers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5790

Senior last season at Grand Valley. Started at Iowa, was here for a year, and then finished his career at Grand Valley.
Also at GVSU this coming year and last, former Redbird Nick Fish. Last year, Jon-Marc Anderson.

Adunk33
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Tue May 22, 2018 2:44 pm

Adunk33 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:28 am
RedbirdSF67 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:58 pm
This could be big. 3-star DE transfer.
He announced his transfer on Sunday and committed to ISU three days later. Good work by the coaches.

Didn't we recently have a transfer from Iowa? Reggie Spearman, maybe?

Yep, research seconds later. http://gvsulakers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5790

Senior last season at Grand Valley. Started at Iowa, was here for a year, and then finished his career at Grand Valley.
http://www.goredbirds.com/news/2018/5/2 ... oster.aspx

3 years of eligibility. RS as a freshman and was granted a medical RS last season.

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