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Nile Sykes to IU

Posted: 7/4/2014 10:22 AM

Nile Sykes to IU 



Check this out.  What a great get for the Hoosiers!  Happy 4th!

http://collegefootballtalk.nbc...-with-hoosiers/

Last edited 7/4/2014 10:22 AM by HoosierEast

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Posted: 7/4/2014 2:29 PM

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Love that part where he was the fourth highest ranked defensive recruit in the Domers' class this year. Comments from the ND fanbase point to challenges with the academic rigors in South Bend, but he seems to be a kid with good character and good family background. Looks like it's all good for the Hoosiers.
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Posted: 7/4/2014 3:59 PM

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I agree, Ebermensch.  It's all good. This is a very positive development for Coach Knorr and the defense. 

With respect to the ND fanbase, that sounds like Notre Dame fans being, well, Notre Dame fans.  They can't be happy about losing a recruit to IU so they play the academic card in an attempt to rationalize it.  The last I checked, IU Bloomington has an outstanding academic reputation and the overwhelming majority of our athletes perform well in the classroom.  With real courses, metrics and standards. 

I read that Sykes arrived in South Bend in mid June.  It's hard to believe that ND's academics scared him off in less than three weeks.  Sour grapes, in my opinion.
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Posted: 7/4/2014 10:01 PM

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It is impressive that KW and staff jumped on this and got Nile committed to IU so quickly. They seem to be constantly working to upgrade our roster.

The 2014 recruiting class continues to improve with Nile and Danny Cameron.
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Posted: 7/5/2014 9:31 AM

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You gotta love the direction of our defense from a recruiting standpoint. Let's see if we can add a few 4*'s. To the 2015 class. Go Hoosiers.
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Posted: 7/7/2014 2:14 PM

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IUebermensch wrote: Love that part where he was the fourth highest ranked defensive recruit in the Domers' class this year. Comments from the ND fanbase point to challenges with the academic rigors in South Bend, but he seems to be a kid with good character and good family background. Looks like it's all good for the Hoosiers.
He is at best the 9th defensive player and 3th best LB. 

Seemed like a good kid. ND could have used him for depth and he probably would have played special teams this year. But I wish him well and happy he is going to my second favorite school.
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