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Old 02-06-2014, 09:18 AM   #211
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Ihde, just like Keith has UNI all over his twitter and there are no indications of him looking anywhere else.

Not sure why Toman isn't official but yesterday there are plenty of pictures and tweets about how he and Fountain will continue to be teammates at UNI and there are even photos of him signing the paperwork.

As for McCray, he likely will not be coming to UNI due to whatever he experienced on his visit
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:59 PM   #212
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Just came back from the signing party. Was a great time... And Farley is stoked. Exciting things ahead.
It was GREAT!! Mulligan's did an awesome job...
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Event was a cool idea, I'm glad they did it. I hope its something we continue to do.
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Looks like Jacob Hurla...the WR from Butler CC...played two seasons at Butler and went to Texas Tech for a season where he was on the scout team.

Texas Tech's site shows he chose TT over Northern Iowa coming out of Butler, and after the 2013 season will arrive at UNI afterall.

Looks like a big target with nice hands.
This signing intrigues me. If this guy's good enough to start out as a Red Raider, by default he's worth a gamble by us. Especially as a skill player.
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2 things

1) Would it be possible to have this stickied with the other commitment lists?

2) I noticed they had Allen listed as a RB and I suppose he did play some at Waukee, but his brother Trevor is the stud tailback, not AJ. I'd hope that's just a mistake and the plan is to beef him up and put him on the outside whether it's the line or at linebacker. I've heard he has a great mentality when it comes to the defensive side of the ball and just loves hitting kids.
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This signing intrigues me. If this guy's good enough to start out as a Red Raider, by default he's worth a gamble by us. Especially as a skill player.
I think he went to Butler first and then walked on at Texas Tech
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2 things

1) Would it be possible to have this stickied with the other commitment lists?

2) I noticed they had Allen listed as a RB and I suppose he did play some at Waukee, but his brother Trevor is the stud tailback, not AJ. I'd hope that's just a mistake and the plan is to beef him up and put him on the outside whether it's the line or at linebacker. I've heard he has a great mentality when it comes to the defensive side of the ball and just loves hitting kids.
There was a sidebar article in the DMR talking about Allen. Every reference mentioned him at LB. And, Waukee should be good year after year going forward. They just passed a bond issue to build their 40th new elementary school in the last couple of years. Admitted overstatement, but not by much - much of the new construction in DSM is taking place in the Waukee school district. And that's a sh#tload of new homes when you compare to the no growth dead zones which occupy most of Iowa.
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I would guess Waukee from being a 1A school to having 2 4A schools in the span of 25 years, which is pretty incredible
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I would guess Waukee from being a 1A school to having 2 4A schools in the span of 25 years, which is pretty incredible
Sorry for the off-topic, but if you visit West Des Moines, everything in WDM west of 50th street is the Waukee school district (as an example, Jordan Creek Mall is in the Waukee district). Much of the new WDM related home construction is occurring in this area. The WDM school district is basically land locked, and Waukee schools have room to grow substantially as what used to be farm land gets sucked up by suburbia. Nice homes too, which means the school system will have an ongoing supply on money.

There are also large developments going on in the western portions of Urbandale and Clive. A good bet says a lot of those kids go to Waukee as well, or Dallas Center-Grimes.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:07 PM   #220
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Norwalk is positioned to become the next Waukee over the next 25 years.
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2 things

1) Would it be possible to have this stickied with the other commitment lists?

2) I noticed they had Allen listed as a RB and I suppose he did play some at Waukee, but his brother Trevor is the stud tailback, not AJ. I'd hope that's just a mistake and the plan is to beef him up and put him on the outside whether it's the line or at linebacker. I've heard he has a great mentality when it comes to the defensive side of the ball and just loves hitting kids.
Andre Allen mentioned that his son would be playing on the defensive side of the ball. He once mentioned to me that his oldest son was the more gifted defensive player while the younger one is the more gifted offensive player.
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Simply out of curiosity...how did we get on the topic of Waukee's growth and development
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:29 PM   #223
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Andre Allen mentioned that his son would be playing on the defensive side of the ball. He once mentioned to me that his oldest son was the more gifted defensive player while the younger one is the more gifted offensive player.
There's no secret there, I've watched both of them Malay football against my younger brother since they were in elementary school. This is why I was really confused when I saw the football program list him as a RB recruit. There's no way he'd ever see meaningful time for us at RB...or I'd really hope not
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The Allen's go to waukee.

As does 15 hoops offeree Mike Jacobson

Tons of talent coming through and engaged parents to help them. I moved here from CF in 2006 and i was on the edge of town. Just sold that house and it was in the middle of town. Moved to the edge of town again, this time southwest. They are building a new 6-7 building and a new 8-9 building next to each other in a cornfield near our new place. Still has a small town feel though and I can drink Busch light on tap at kenny's.

I believe the dividing line is 60th, not 50th, in case anyone cared.
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And Ankeny, only 10 miles from downtown is poised to go over 100k in 15 years. What you should take away from all the chamber of commerce talk is that there is incredible opportunity to market UNI in the metro. Great influx of professionals with no local ties, and the panthers apparently on the verge of an impressive football run.
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Sorry to keep up the Marcus Horne drama but a couple days ago he created some more buzz by simply tweeting: "BYU" and then having this come out a little bit later:

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Looks like Marcus is stuck at Arizona Western. Another strange twist...their official roster lists him at 190 lbs. About 20-35 lbs smaller than many other reports and sites listed. This kid just reeks of an attention-seeking-egotist.

Gotta give him credit...he is a fantastic self promoter apparently. He's had so many internet fan bases go gaga over him and then freak out when he doesn't show up
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And Ankeny, only 10 miles from downtown is poised to go over 100k in 15 years. What you should take away from all the chamber of commerce talk is that there is incredible opportunity to market UNI in the metro. Great influx of professionals with no local ties, and the panthers apparently on the verge of an impressive football run.
Good call on the UNI angle here. I just hope someone in the school is smart enough to see it, as opposed to blowing the ad budget on advertising in Oelwein, Waverly, and Charles City (just kidding, sort of).

Also, 9year is correct, the dividing line is 60th, not 50th. That's why some people, especially those with no kids, look to buy east of 50th, to avoid the taxes from Waukee's schools contstruction.
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There was a sidebar article in the DMR talking about Allen. Every reference mentioned him at LB. And, Waukee should be good year after year going forward. They just passed a bond issue to build their 40th new elementary school in the last couple of years. Admitted overstatement, but not by much - much of the new construction in DSM is taking place in the Waukee school district. And that's a sh#tload of new homes when you compare to the no growth dead zones which occupy most of Iowa.
My kids enrolled at Waukee last summer after we moved to West Des Moines. The new kindergarten class is 800 strong. In-sane. By far the fastest growing district in Iowa. Hopefully my taxes don't go nuts.
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Norwalk will probably go 4A football in 2 years, and if not then 4 years, Dallas Center Grimes will go in either 4 or 6. There is a lot of growth in these areas.

The only other school district in the state that compares to this type of growth is Clear Creek Amana.
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My kids enrolled at Waukee last summer after we moved to West Des Moines. The new kindergarten class is 800 strong. In-sane. By far the fastest growing district in Iowa. Hopefully my taxes don't go nuts.
We should organize an informal PN happy hour for those on the west side. It sounds like a lot of us live in the area.
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my taxes went down last year, actually.
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We should organize an informal PN happy hour for those on the west side. It sounds like a lot of us live in the area.
Sounds like a great idea, maybe get a grassroots effort going. I'm interested to see if anyone lives in the east valley and would be interested in getting a game watch going. Met some good panther fans at the alumni event with Farley last year, but everyone was pretty scattered.
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i have never heard of the east valley...what are you referring to?

i sort of live in a valley east of sugar creek, does that count?
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Those last 2 sentences must've been edited in. They were not there when I first responded to him. Just when I thought he was being pleasant and helpful
Interesting. Ezra interview on why he made the switch from NDSU to UNI:

http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/s3312159.shtml
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Interesting. Ezra interview on why he made the switch from NDSU to UNI:

http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/s3312159.shtml

Humble kid. Seems to have his head screwed on tight. I like him.
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Interesting. Ezra interview on why he made the switch from NDSU to UNI:

http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/s3312159.shtml
Seemed to be a nice way of saying that he thinks UNI will do bigger things than NDSU going forward.
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Or that UNI offered him more $$ than the Bison and he didn't want to explicitly say it
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i have never heard of the east valley...what are you referring to?

i sort of live in a valley east of sugar creek, does that count?
Between loop 202 and the mountains, but Mesa Chandler and Gilbert would work as well.
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Or that UNI offered him more $$ than the Bison and he didn't want to explicitly say it
Technically speaking, you are right. In the real world, it is highly unlikely a money decision. North Dakota gives Minnesota kids in-state tuition, and UNI offered a partial from what I understood. Even walking on at NDSU may have been 'cheaper' than a 1/2 or more scholarship to UNI.
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Technically speaking, you are right. In the real world, it is highly unlikely a money decision. North Dakota gives Minnesota kids in-state tuition, and UNI offered a partial from what I understood. Even walking on at NDSU may have been 'cheaper' than a 1/2 or more scholarship to UNI.
I have been told by multiple people who were "in-the-know" that Ezra is getting a full scholarship.
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I have been told by multiple people who were "in-the-know" that Ezra is getting a full scholarship.
We must have dug deep for him, thought I'd heard originally a partial. Hopefully he pans out, we are lacking on both lines.
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Between loop 202 and the mountains, but Mesa Chandler and Gilbert would work as well.
Lol, i must have missed the conversation switching over to arizona from waukee. My bad.
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I have been told by multiple people who were "in-the-know" that Ezra is getting a full scholarship.
Let's see we are funded to the technicality of the limit and we have 13 seniors and 23 incoming--out of state much more than instate tuition. Doubtful if he is getting a full ride unless he is a guaranteed starter and all conference/all american.

You might be correct, but the numbers don't add up. If I'm in the senior class to be and I was told my senior year is to be a full ride and we yet have the remaining roster commitments, I'd be pi$$ed.
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We must have dug deep for him, thought I'd heard originally a partial. Hopefully he pans out, we are lacking on both lines.
I think he and Preston Woods will have lineman sh**ing bricks in about 2 years
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