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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:23 PM   #6451
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Keeler, Matt Miller, Chikwe Obasih, Alec James, Marcus Ball, and Garret Dooley.

We've offered these guys who are committed to Wisky...get on the horn boys!
couldnt agree more..every other school is going to do it. why not us get in the mix as well
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:26 PM   #6452
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Keeler, Matt Miller, Chikwe Obasih, Alec James, Marcus Ball, and Garret Dooley.

We've offered these guys who are committed to Wisky...get on the horn boys!
Now that Bielema is heading to Arkansas we might be able to steal one of them.....what do you guys think?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:31 PM   #6453
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Now that Bielema is heading to Arkansas we might be able to steal one of them.....what do you guys think?
2-9 isn't very appealing
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:33 PM   #6454
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Ryan's point is that it might not be anyone...it could just be a visit to keep the relationship solid with the coaching staff in case they have a player in the future.
Yeah, gonzo visited my school in the spring last year. Our school doesn't have D1 talent whatsoever. He just sat in my coaches office and held a conversation. Nothing more.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:33 PM   #6455
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2-9 isn't very appealing
Nope. But playing time is. And doesn't hurt to try.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:39 PM   #6456
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Yeah, gonzo visited my school in the spring last year. Our school doesn't have D1 talent whatsoever. He just sat in my coaches office and held a conversation. Nothing more.
Hopefully the Beckman regime can right the ship and survive in the short-term because it is this kind of long-term relationship building within the state that will help sustain success for the FB program once they exhaust the initial recruiting bump programs get from selling playing time at a rebuilding project

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:39 PM   #6457
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Keeler, Matt Miller, Chikwe Obasih, Alec James, Marcus Ball, and Garret Dooley.

We've offered these guys who are committed to Wisky...get on the horn boys!
Give me keeler!!!!!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:39 PM   #6458
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Keeler, Matt Miller, Chikwe Obasih, Alec James, Marcus Ball, and Garret Dooley.

We've offered these guys who are committed to Wisky...get on the horn boys!
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2-9 isn't very appealing
Playing time is and the fact that those high schoolers might be getting worried that the new coach won't play them are two good reasons to change
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:40 PM   #6459
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Give me keeler!!!!!
Yes!!!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:54 PM   #6460
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Now that Bielema is heading to Arkansas we might be able to steal one of them.....what do you guys think?
If UW quickly hires a good coach, most of these guys will keep their commitment. Wisconsin is all about the program history, the town and the university and these guys committed to all of these things. Sure, take a shot but I wouldn't count on mass defections.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:55 PM   #6461
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Time to fire up the vulture van
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 02:36 PM   #6462
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Yes!!!
Yes !
Of all the illinois olineman this year and this nuts to most but I liked Keelers best.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 02:36 PM   #6463
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I know. I just haven't found a lot of info. I e-mailed the JUCO guy i've going back and forth with to ask on these two though.
Thanks
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 02:38 PM   #6464
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Time to fire up the vulture van
Did you just say batmobile?? Lets vultch on!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:35 PM   #6465
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Playing time is and the fact that those high schoolers might be getting worried that the new coach won't play them are two good reasons to change
I agree playing time will play a factor, but these kids (if they decide to switch their commitment) are going to be looking for a stable situation. I bet a few of our true/rs frosh start next year. I, for one, am on the Aaron Bailey bandwagon.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:37 PM   #6466
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Jack Keeler has a very impressive offer list
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:44 PM   #6467
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Jack Keeler has a very impressive offer list
Yep, we were in his top 3, IIRC. Nebraska was up there too, but not sure how much longer Pelini will be there.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:46 PM   #6468
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Yep, we were in his top 3, IIRC. Nebraska was up there too, but not sure how much longer Pelini will be there.
I doubt he flips to us but you never know. We are closer to home and the head coach that just recruited him is gone and possibly some of the assistant coaches that recruited him are leaving as well.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:49 PM   #6469
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Matt Miller is a 3 star OL who is from Ohio IIRC. Beckman should call up his Ohio connections and gauge Miller's interest
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:50 PM   #6470
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I doubt he flips to us but you never know. We are closer to home and the head coach that just recruited him is gone and possibly some of the assistant coaches that recruited him are leaving as well.
I have no idea what Arkansas' current recruiting class looks like, but usually coaches will try to bring their commits to their new schools.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:01 PM   #6471
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I have no idea what Arkansas' current recruiting class looks like, but usually coaches will try to bring their commits to their new schools.
That makes sense but for a coach who is leaving from Wisconsin to Arkansas that may seem awfully far to a high school kid
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:42 PM   #6472
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New Juco commit!!!

Diablo Valley JC LB Kyle Kragen commits to Illinois
Listed as a DE on rivals.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:44 PM   #6473
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BAM!!! KRAGEN ON BOARD!!! Calibear will be thrilled! That's his guy!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:49 PM   #6474
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What was he recruited as?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:49 PM   #6475
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New Juco commit!!!

Diablo Valley JC LB Kyle Kragen commits to Illinois
Listed as a DE on rivals.
Great News! I feel much better about our D Line going forward after this week
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