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It was a difficult thing to get a high profile player out of Texas this year. When a team wins the national championship they pretty much take who they want.

 

Then you have Tech , A&m, and Baylor to contend with. I agree though Texas is a gold mine of high school football players. Go get um in 2007 coaches.

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I have nothing to base this on, but i am getting the feeling Nebraska is going to blow up in the next few years recruiting wise much like USC has. These coaches will learn from their mistakes and run with what has worked. The staff will be in my opinion, much stronger in the upcoming year then it has since BC has been there with the addition of Gilmore last year and Watson this year. I think BC finally has the "guys" he wants going to war with him.

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Hitting the three biggest talent bases of Texas, California, and Florida makes a difference. They all play longer seasons than most of the rest of the country and the extra games and reps do make a difference.

 

While I liked Solich I knew NU was in trouble when it went two years without having a player from the state of Florida on the roster. Then we got Fabian Washington.

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It was a difficult thing to get a high profile player out of Texas this year. When a team wins the national championship they pretty much take who they want.

 

Then you have Tech , A&m, and Baylor to contend with. I agree though Texas is a gold mine of high school football players. Go get um in 2007 coaches.

Don't forget Oklahoma, they almost get as many Texans as Texas does.

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Don't forget Oklahoma, they almost get as many Texans as Texas does.

 

I love the state of Oklahoma. I sure wouldnt mind forgetting OU though. ;)

 

Stoops recruits Texas VERY well. Peterson and Bomar are prime examples.

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I have nothing to base this on, but i am getting the feeling Nebraska is going to blow up in the next few years recruiting wise much like USC has. These coaches will learn from their mistakes and run with what has worked. The staff will be in my opinion, much stronger in the upcoming year then it has since BC has been there with the addition of Gilmore last year and Watson this year. I think BC finally has the "guys" he wants going to war with him.

Good point Fat Tire, there's certainly a good bet.

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Texas HS football is ridiculous. they play a longer schedule than college football and the competition is on another level so the whole state just breeds athletes. its good that the coaches hit this hard. the moment we start stealing away all of california's, texas', and florida's premiere athletes you will start to see those coaches sweat a little and then you will watch their programs crumble, much like ours did when frank solich was at the helm.

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A little off subject(about 250 miles or so) Oklahomas high school football has been steadily on the rise. After we took Roark and Dillard last season, Stoops closed the boarders and kept Gresham and Mccoy in state. I didn't take Stoops long to figure out that our coaches were after talent ANYWHERE it is.

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If you have been following ETR's 2007 recruiting reports, you'll notice that we have offered A LOT of players from Texas very early. But so has Texas A&M and Texas and Alabama and other southern schools. Callahan wasnt bullshitting in the quote.

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If you have been following ETR's 2007 recruiting reports, you'll notice that we have offered A LOT of players from Texas very early. But so has Texas A&M and Texas and Alabama and other southern schools. Callahan wasnt bullshitting in the quote.

When you watch film on athletes from Texas it just amazes you how much faster the game is, how much bigger and quicker everyone is.

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there is no question that Texas high school football is a tough league....it is a huge sport down here, with college-like recrutiing even at the high school levels..hard to believe, but true....alliances, deals, etc. done to get kids into the school districts where they are wanted to play....it is another level down here for competition!

......so we do need to recruit hard down here, where there is a lot of talent.......

 

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Exactly... not just recruit the big cities like dallas and houston either. There's great teams and players all over this state. A lot of people watch movies like Friday Night Lights or Varsity Blues and don't realize that that's how it really is here.

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:yeah there you go! and as you said, the smaller towns can hide a gem too!

something a lot of peole don't see, unless you live down here........

 

 

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in what other state does a high school have better facilities then some colleges?

 

what is the record attendance in texas for a high school football game?

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i can't help you with those questions, but i can assure you the competition is fierce down here, borders on college level for interest and coaching....it is a big deal!

 

 

hunter

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in what other state does a high school have better facilities then some colleges?

 

what is the record attendance in texas for a high school football game?

I'm not sure what the record attendance is but i know that our high school stadium rivaled some d-1 schools. I watch MAC and Mountain West teams on tv and it seems like our high school teams have bigger crowds.

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in what other state does a high school have better facilities then some colleges? 

 

what is the record attendance in texas for a high school football game?

I'm not sure what the record attendance is but i know that our high school stadium rivaled some d-1 schools. I watch MAC and Mountain West teams on tv and it seems like our high school teams have bigger crowds.

From the Dallas Morning News on 12/11/05:

 

The record attendance for a Texas high school football game has stood since 1977, when 49,950 fans watched Plano and Port Neches-Groves battle for a state championship.

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in what other state does a high school have better facilities then some colleges? 

 

what is the record attendance in texas for a high school football game?

I'm not sure what the record attendance is but i know that our high school stadium rivaled some d-1 schools. I watch MAC and Mountain West teams on tv and it seems like our high school teams have bigger crowds.

From the Dallas Morning News on 12/11/05:

 

The record attendance for a Texas high school football game has stood since 1977, when 49,950 fans watched Plano and Port Neches-Groves battle for a state championship.

wow you cant even get that many people into Folsom Prison errr stadium unless NU is in town...

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wow----that many people at a high school game. no wonder theses stars that come out of texas have no trouble adjusting to playing in front of a large crowd.

 

i think the biggest crowd i ever played infront of was 2000.

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Texas football is King of all football.

 

There is a reason that the Longhorns were national champions. Every single starter was from Texas.

Hey Pilen, Is this year coming up an exceptional good year?

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Texas football is King of all football.

 

There is a reason that the Longhorns were national champions. Every single starter was from Texas.

To borrow from Lee Corso, not so fast my friend!

 

While the entire defense did hail from Texas, consulting the final depth chart there where two non Texans on the O-line. Lyle Sendlein the starting center is from Arizona and Kasey Studdard the starting left guard is from Colorado.

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Penn ST has a gold mine of high school talent within 200 miles. Michigan and OSU have fabulaous talent in both ststes that they can control. FLorida and CA have perhaps the best athletes in the country.

 

We don't have that regional talent luxury and therefore to keep up with the top schools we must be better recruiters than the rest just to stay even.

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Callahan: Huskers being more selective in recruiting process

 

BY STEVEN M. SIPPLE / Lincoln Journal Star

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 - 12:10:06 am CDT

 

Nebraska has picked up only one verbal commitment for its 2007 football recruiting class, while Texas has 19 such commitments and Kansas State 11. Not to worry, said Husker head coach Bill Callahan, noting that NU is being more selective in the type of athletes it’s recruiting this time around.

 

The number of prospects committing to Nebraska might pick up soon, as Husker assistants currently are on the road eyeing prospects, with six NU coaches in the talent-rich state of Texas “as we speak,” Callahan said Thursday night during an appearance on the “Sports Nightly” radio program.

 

Callahan said he plans to hit the recruiting trail in the next few days, mentioning that he plans to spend significant time in Texas, “where they practice practically all year round.”

 

Nebraska’s lone verbal commitment is from Niles Paul, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound wideout from Omaha North.

 

On Thursday, however, the Huskers gained center Chad Roark, who told the Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City that he has been released from his scholarship by OU coach Bob Stoops and will transfer to NU for summer school.

 

Roark, who graduated from Ada (Okla.) High School this past December, spent the spring practicing part-time with the Sooners’ No. 1 offense.

 

At NU, he’ll join older brother Craig, a redshirt freshman, on the football team, but must sit out the 2006 season and surrender a year of eligibility under Big 12 Conference rules. He will be eligible to play as a sophomore in 2007

 

While Husker coaches are emphasizing recruiting this month, the players are focusing on final exams. The players will begin their “informal” summer workout program June 5, Callahan said.

 

Callahan didn’t specifically address recent roster changes, most notably last week’s dismissal of wideout Grant Mulkey, as well as I-back Leon Jackson’s decision earlier this week to leave the squad. The coach did say, “If you’re honest and forthright with players, you’ll never have a problem.”

 

Callahan added, “Sometimes if players don’t take care of responsibilities, they basically eliminate themselves.”

 

Reach Steven M. Sipple at 473-7440 or ssipple@journalstar.com

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Nebraska has picked up only one verbal commitment for its 2007 football recruiting class, while Texas has 19 such commitments and Kansas State 11. Not to worry, said Husker head coach Bill Callahan, noting that NU is being more selective in the type of athletes it’s recruiting this time around.

Take the PUSSYcat's #'s for what you will, but they have signed no highly recruited guys, and the players they have signed from Kansas and Missouri were not even offered by the in-state schools. Mangino and Pinkel almost always offer the top talent in the state, and I belive only 1 kid had another offer from any other school. Hell, they offered a 5'9 QB from the state of Arkansas that not a college in Arkansas had offered. He was surprised to have even gotten an offer from KState.

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I could be wrong but I believe that the kid is going to play cornerback if I remember the article right. But once again I probably am wrong.

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Well if he is a 5'9 corner, good luck to him going against Nebraska's 6'5 receivers. :rollin

Grixby can do it. :D

 

 

you remember that guy, wears the number 2 jersey. the :star:star:star:star recruit in the 2004 recruiting class who went honorable mention All-Big XII last season.

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Well if he is a 5'9 corner, good luck to him going against Nebraska's 6'5 receivers. :rollin

Grixby can do it. :D

 

 

you remember that guy, wears the number 2 jersey. the :star:star:star:star recruit in the 2004 recruiting class who went honorable mention All-Big XII last season.

Grix was a CB in HS, the kid KSUcks has apparently has never played defense. To tell you the truth, I love their recruiting methods, it'll really look nice the next few years when we're kicking their heads in.

 

What I heard is that Prince and staff are simply going after kids that can run fast.

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Makes sense since 52% of all high school football in the US is played in Texas.

If you win, they will come.

 

 

52 % ???

 

ARE YOU MAKING THESE STATS UP? <_<

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