Football Recruits - 2017

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Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:40 pm

Wow, some exciting guys coming into the fold.
#ALLIN #YOLO
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:21 pm

vatusay wrote:
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:40 pm
Wow, some exciting guys coming into the fold.
Just wait, we're not done yet....

Cole Watts, a 6-3, 225-pound Strong-Side Defensive End from Alonso HS in Tampa, FL

Had offers from FBS Florida International and Florida A&M. Actually originally committed to FIU, but reopened recruiting later following a coaching change at FIU.
Rivals has him listed as a 2-star: https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/33568

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Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:37 pm

Nathan Karsjens, 6'6", 235 lbs
played QB and DE in HS, will most likely be a TE for us
AGWSR High School in Ackley, IA
http://www.hudl.com/profile/3095443/nathan-karsjens
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Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:51 pm

Coming in fast and furious now, I haven't even had a chance to update my spreadsheet in the last few days...

Devon Mondy
6'3" 190lb WR from Ed White High School, Jacksonville, FL
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Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:46 pm

Updated list:
Signing day is tomorrow, so we'll start see LOI's rolling in first thing tomorrow morning.
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Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:41 pm

Scott, Forgive me i know probably not the right place for this since for WIU related, but saw today a South Dakota commit, decommitted to take a walk-on opportunity with Iowa. Also I know last week USD had a commit, decommit to commit to UNI.
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:33 am

Ok folks, it's National Signing Day. I'll be posting updates throughout the day, but you can follow along at the WIU twitter account at https://twitter.com/WIUfootball
as well as using the spreadsheet for reference:

Just so you know, we've gotten NLI's (National Letter of Intent) from about half of the kids who I had listed as verbally committing, which is decent for this early. The rest should trickle in throughout the day.
We also have listed our four spring transfers (listed on the spreadsheet), as well as two other incoming freshman that were not on our radar:

Bryce Biddle, a 6'0", 264lb DT from Plainfield, IN: http://www.hudl.com/profile/2712392/bryce-biddle
and a name you might recognize...Matt Ricketts, younger brother of a great Leatherneck O-Lineman from a couple of years ago, Ryan Ricketts.
Matt is a 6'4", 290lb DT from Galesburg, IL: http://www.hudl.com/profile/2712392/bryce-biddle
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:01 am

Looks like all except for two of the guys we had our eyes on have sent in their paperwork. Still waiting to hear from Suni Lane from Bettendorf and J'Len Smith from Memphis, TN.

Also, just saw that we got another transfer from Ohio University...CB Maxwell Howell. He was a Rivals 2-star out of high school (West Palm Beach, FL) with offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Maryland, Middle Tennessee State, Purdue, and Temple (as well as Ohio U).
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:01 pm

Suni Lane is signing with UNI

Looks like Smith is official now
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:33 pm

If most haven't noticed I am knew to the whole FCS level and paying attention to it. But, I am pretty excited for this recruit class. Good things seem to be coming for us. Also, historically when does WIU normally finialize their schedule? Also, as of now I plan on making that trip to Coastal Carolina later in the year. Is anyone else making the trip?
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