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  • Blue42
    started a topic Class of 2019 - Football Recruits

    Class of 2019 - Football Recruits

    Per Twitter, Panthers have received a few early commitments for the class of 2019...

    - Kobe Rios, an OT from Rock Island. Had a bunch of FCS offers and a few MAC offers.

    - Jake McLaughlin, an OLB/DE out of Harlan.

    Welcome aboard boys.

  • SteinPizza
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    Originally posted by panther-state View Post
    As long as the Dowling Football school district extends beyond state lines into Chicago and Twin Cities then we can all just continue to play for 2nd.

    I think CF beats SEP since I wasn't impressed by the Rams when I watched them earlier this year. That being said, I'm always skeptical of teams from the eastern side of the state. The last few years, even if you take away Dowling the best teams have been from the DSM burbs.
    By defintion, Dowling has no district. I think Jason Murray came to DSM from Minneapolis, but could be wrong. He still wasn’t their best RB on last years’ team.

    Dowling is king until proven otherwise. Their team this year is probably the least talented of any of the past 5 state champions, but that power running game if awfully tough. They could easily still curb stomp Bettendorf next week. They’re beatable though, having lost to Ankeny Centennial and Valley earlier in the year.

    Edit: Waukee is what, the 4th best CIML team this year?
    Last edited by SteinPizza; 11-03-2018, 05:10 PM.

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  • panther-state
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    As long as the Dowling Football school district extends beyond state lines into Chicago and Twin Cities then we can all just continue to play for 2nd.

    I think CF beats SEP since I wasn't impressed by the Rams when I watched them earlier this year. That being said, I'm always skeptical of teams from the eastern side of the state. The last few years, even if you take away Dowling the best teams have been from the DSM burbs.

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  • SteinPizza
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    Originally posted by 06panther10 View Post

    I doubt it. CF is pretty loaded. Logan Wolf has been an absolute monster.

    Just obliterated a very good Waukee team last night.
    This sounds like CF’s best team in several years, and I know they’ve had some good ones. They should beat SE Polk based on SE Polk’s issues this year (against the toughest schedule in 4A), but they’ve somehow found their groove lately. Beating Centennial is no small feat, and Centennial vs. Cedar Falls would probably be considered a pretty even matchup. Centennial won easily when they met earlier in the year, and shut down Williams. Playoffs, totally different. My guess is SE Polk doesn’t have enough talent this year around Williams to continue this run.

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  • 06panther10
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    Originally posted by SteinPizza View Post

    Correct. He hold Iowa and Iowa St offers, but could go upwards beyond that. Michigan, etc., have been in contact with him.

    Beyond him, SE Polk has had issues. They’re only 6-5, but have played the toughest schedule in 4A and have beaten two really good teams to get to the Dome. They beat Ankeny Centennial in the first round, whom many thought would win the title. SE Polk vs Cedar Falls should be an interesting matchup.
    I doubt it. CF is pretty loaded. Logan Wolf has been an absolute monster.

    Just obliterated a very good Waukee team last night.

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  • SteinPizza
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    Originally posted by panther-state View Post
    Williams is long gone for UNI, unless you're just making a statement as a matter-of-fact.
    Correct. He hold Iowa and Iowa St offers, but could go upwards beyond that. Michigan, etc., have been in contact with him.

    Beyond him, SE Polk has had issues. They’re only 6-5, but have played the toughest schedule in 4A and have beaten two really good teams to get to the Dome. They beat Ankeny Centennial in the first round, whom many thought would win the title. SE Polk vs Cedar Falls should be an interesting matchup.

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  • panther-state
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    Williams is long gone for UNI, unless you're just making a statement as a matter-of-fact.

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  • SteinPizza
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    Does anyone know if we’re interested in Jason Murray from WDM Dowling? I just watched Dowling stomp Valley, and he was most of Dowling’s offense. Dowling’s offensive line is huge, and good, and Murray has great vision to find holes and quickness to burst thru them. I’ve heard he’s getting some JUCO and FCS level interest, but not sure from whom.

    For you Cedar Valleyites, the best Iowa high school RB prospect in several years is Williams from SE Polk. They play Cedar Falls in the next round of the playoffs.

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  • BCPanther
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    Originally posted by Blue42 View Post
    Cameron Baker...a MLB/RB from CB Thomas Jeff...has committed to UNI.

    Big kid...6'2" and 220.

    Was recruited by Iowa and Indiana...as well as NDSU...but had shoulder surgery and other issues that hindered recruiting.

    Panthers stayed on him and it paid off.

    Guessing he goes as LB for the purple.


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    Really going out on a limb there assuming Farley is back....

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  • Blue42
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    Cameron Baker...a MLB/RB from CB Thomas Jeff...has committed to UNI.

    Big kid...6'2" and 220.

    Was recruited by Iowa and Indiana...as well as NDSU...but had shoulder surgery and other injury issues that hindered recruiting.

    Panthers stayed on him and it paid off.

    Guessing he goes as LB for the purple.


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    Last edited by Blue42; 11-02-2018, 07:39 AM.

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  • Blue42
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    This is a really nice get for the Panthers.

    Talked to a friend today whose kids go to Christian Brothers College High School (CBC) in StL. They're a big rival of DeSmet Jesuit where Martens played. He said Martens is the real deal...can really sling it.

    The Panthers had been going after Brett Gabbert...the brother of Blaine Gabbert. He was the QB at CBC and committed to Miami of Ohio a few months ago. We must have switched our attention to Martens from there.

    Martens threw for 13 TDs and 6 ints and 60% completion percentage as senior. Injury shortened season I believe. Runs it a bit but not a lot.

    Keep em coming Coaches.

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  • unipanther2154
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    Originally posted by sevelev711 View Post

    Well that's a story right there. Why is a kid with an ACC offer coming here?
    That offer was from over a year ago so it could be possible he no longer has an offer to Syracuse. They’re also normally a bottom feeder in the ACC so that could be another reason. We’ve had kids in the past (the TE from CF Howard) who had offers from decent schools and picked us instead. I do feel like there is a little more to the story on this one. This kid went to literally any school he could for camp or visits. The offers from FBS schools are nice to see but maybe he didn’t show the progress needed to keep those offers. Maybe he was offered a chance to play as a true freshmen here and wanted that opportunity. It will be interesting to see what factored into him coming to UNI.

    he went to camps or visits at some pretty high level schools....Alabama, Purdue, Texas A&M, Vandy, cincy, and some more. He definitely put himself out there to schools on tape.

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  • sevelev711
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    Originally posted by unipanther2154 View Post

    Interesting kid here. 6’3 220 (nice size) and has a decent arm from what I’ve seen. He has 3 offers from FBS schools, Eastern Michigan, Syracuse, and Temple. His other offers were average teams at the FCS level. Welcome aboard and looking forward to seeing how this kid pans out.
    Well that's a story right there. Why is a kid with an ACC offer coming here?

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  • unipanther2154
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    Originally posted by ronfitch View Post
    Interesting kid here. 6’3 220 (nice size) and has a decent arm from what I’ve seen. He has 3 offers from FBS schools, Eastern Michigan, Syracuse, and Temple. His other offers were average teams at the FCS level. Welcome aboard and looking forward to seeing how this kid pans out.

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  • ronfitch
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    Nate Martens, QB, St. Louis (MO) Desmet verbal commitment yesterday:

    https://twitter.com/BlairRIVALS/stat...22317199204352

    https://n.rivals.com/content/prospec...martens-182732

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