Kadyn Proctor Down to Iowa, Alabama

MelroseHawkins

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All those guys on NFL rosters is outweighing NIL - and let's be honest, Iowa is going to have NIL opportunities, especially for homegrown kids.
I would think they are telling the recruits they are in the process of developing a system at least. We are stupid if we think they are not.
 

MelroseHawkins

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Well it's a hell of an angle. I think in this kids case a big part of the sell sold itself. His 2 other buddies are Hawks already close to home and all that sure didn't hurt. End of the day the perfect fit is what it is. Let's keep the kid healthy and get him out there to dominate early and often.

I would venture to say this is the biggest factor, which goes with his family being able to attend the games much easier. Also, maybe his parents and the other two would like to hang together supporting their athletes. They've been together in the sports all this time.
 

dahlhawk

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I heard that Iowa has put together a NIL package that matches anything that he would have gotten at Bama. Don't know if it is just for him or Iowa has changed their mind on this. Face it, for an offensive lineman Iowa is as good or better than anywhere else to get to the NFL, if NIL is not a factor Iowa will win a lot of these battles.
 

JoeyLabasForPresident

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I heard that Iowa has put together a NIL package that matches anything that he would have gotten at Bama. Don't know if it is just for him or Iowa has changed their mind on this. Face it, for an offensive lineman Iowa is as good or better than anywhere else to get to the NFL, if NIL is not a factor Iowa will win a lot of these battles.
Source on this or uncle intel?
 

SmokeTownHawk

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Other than the elation of getting the #1 OT in the country I have one question. What are they doing @ SEP? It seems WDM is losing the arms race. Valley and Dowling used to have the universe revolve around them.
 

Fryowa

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Source on this or uncle intel?
My brother’s ex-girlfriend’s softball coach’s uncle’s pastor’s grandson’s dentist’s dad heard on New Hampshire Public Radio that someone was pretty sure they heard from someone who went to Kinnick in 1997 and met the principal at SE Polk in ‘84 that he was definitely going to Iowa.
 

Hawkfnntn

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Other than the elation of getting the #1 OT in the country I have one question. What are they doing @ SEP? It seems WDM is losing the arms race. Valley and Dowling used to have the universe revolve around them.
I'm sure they aren't going anywhere but yeah didn't SEP have a RB that left them for Dowling a few yrs ago I forget his name. SEP Ankeny Urbandale Waukee all those burbs used to lose a stud or 2 to the recruiting of Dowling. But maybe some of these kids aren't doing that anymore. There's just more talent I think too. Let's not sell central Iowa short. There's a boat load of D1 talent being churned out. Case in point ISU is getting some now mostly because Iowa can't take em all
 

Hawkboys

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I'm sure they aren't going anywhere but yeah didn't SEP have a RB that left them for Dowling a few yrs ago I forget his name. SEP Ankeny Urbandale Waukee all those burbs used to lose a stud or 2 to the recruiting of Dowling. But maybe some of these kids aren't doing that anymore. There's just more talent I think too. Let's not sell central Iowa short. There's a boat load of D1 talent being churned out. Case in point ISU is getting some now mostly because Iowa can't take em all
Also, the non-DSM burb public schools in Central IA from Ottumwa to DSM to Mason City have decided to form their own conference instead of competing directly against the burb schools.
 

Hawkfnntn

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Also, the non-DSM burb public schools in Central IA from Ottumwa to DSM to Mason City have decided to form their own conference instead of competing directly against the burb schools.
Have they? I've been out of the central IA loop for years now. That sort of thing needed to happen years ago so I'm glad it has. Schools like Hoover and East can't be playing Dowling and Valley with any kind of regularity. That was ridiculous. The gap between those schools is more than any 3A school and a 1 A one.

I remember watching North get 50 pointed in the first half of games over and over and it was just pathetic. I didn't see the point of having those matchups. And that went on for years and years.
 

MelroseHawkins

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I'm sure they aren't going anywhere but yeah didn't SEP have a RB that left them for Dowling a few yrs ago I forget his name. SEP Ankeny Urbandale Waukee all those burbs used to lose a stud or 2 to the recruiting of Dowling. But maybe some of these kids aren't doing that anymore. There's just more talent I think too. Let's not sell central Iowa short. There's a boat load of D1 talent being churned out. Case in point ISU is getting some now mostly because Iowa can't take em all

I don't think the Catholic schools are as strong as they used to be or able to recruit like they used to. The $$$$ of attending is outrageous anymore so the mere numbers of students is declining at many. Where are they going....................many students are opting to attend the public burb schools. I realize that when they recruit a player, they most likely help with much of the $$$$, but my point is that those schools just don't seem to be on a pedestal like they used to be. Many of these public schools are now able to keep the talent and be quite competitive with quality athletes and depth.

Families that can afford to are always going to flock to live on the outside/burbs of a city and those areas become quite affluent. SEP, Waukee, Ankeny and Liberty High in North Liberty all benefit from this. The families that live in those areas are the families that can often afford to have their children play on youth club/travel/AAU teams and afford to pay for many lessons for various sports. This is why those teams have such an advantage. Also, add into that the quality depth on teams because of that. These teams often have 2 deep players that would start on many other HS teams in the state. When you can bring a 2 or 3 deep player in and not have that much of a fall off, it's such an advantage. Your players can play balls to the walls with that depth and the coach doesn't have to worry about the team getting exhausted. Plug and play, plug and play.

Another huge advantage now that I think about it is the quality of the coaching for these teams. These areas often have ex athletes, many who have played in college, live in these areas/burbs. I grew up in a small town. In a smaller town you would have your teacher/coach who's been there for 30 years coaching along with some random guys to help coordinate and help in practices. In the burb areas, you have these ex collegiate athletes who live and are assistant coaches. The depths of these quality coaches is a huge benefit and the kids get so much instruction. They prepare like college teams. They run their practices like college teams. They run their schemes like college teams. The depth of quality coaching at these schools can't be overlooked. Sometimes there is more of a connection with the athletes and the assistant coaches because they spend more time with their position coaches than the head coach, even in HS at these schools. At many other schools, the connection is with the head coach and the other coaches are just there to help and monitor drills or keep things going.
 
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Husky28

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I would venture to say this is the biggest factor, which goes with his family being able to attend the games much easier. Also, maybe his parents and the other two would like to hang together supporting their athletes. They've been together in the sports all this time.
Plus, having Wirfs there to not only say "Hi, go to Iowa", but to also talk about how Iowa does truly prepare OL for the NFL... A ready made product so to speak... There's a reason the NFL loves Iowa players.
 

dahlhawk

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Source on this or uncle intel?
Just the gist of a few WUW podcasts they have discussed, not exactly secret information. They have implied there is a group that has come forward implying that the NIL would be there for Proctor. They are pretty close to a lot of players in the program and coaches, but they might be full of shit.
 
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