New Rivals250: Deontae Craig is now a four-star

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  1. Blair Sanderson

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    It's funny to see USC with no recruits in the top 250, and having the 70th best class.
     
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    Blair, when did Lois get downgraded to a 2-star?
    Having a second 2-star on the commit list really drags down our team ranking.
    I realize he didn't play this year, but if he's healthy I suspect he's still very much 3-star talent.
    Also, what is the latest news around him? Will he be enrolling early?

    *Sorry if this was already posted on the forum, I missed it.
     
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    Well, breaking three vertebrae in your spine and not playing and not being medically cleared to play probably will remove some stars.
     
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    Rivals' formula only counts the top 20 ranked commits for each school so it doesn't bring the class ranking down at all.

    Tim Polasek will be doing an in-home visit with Lois tomorrow. He still plans to enroll at Iowa in January. I'll see if I can get an update on his health. From what he's told me before, the plan is to get a full evaluation from the Iowa doctors once he arrives and then go from there.
     
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    Did not know that.

    Look forward to the update, thanks.
     
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    Great kid, great story, but he'll never see meaningful minutes. The OPTICS behind a second injury on national TV preclude him becoming a starter. The announcers talking about the children's hospital in the same breath as describing a life-altering injury a player just experienced? That would devastate the school and the conference.
    JMO
     
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    I wouldn't have an issue if he is medically cleared. I will be very surprised if that will happen, though.
     
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    Let him help keep the rusty toolbox in IC
     
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    welp, he gone.....
     
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    Notre Dame will be meddling for sure. I trust his commitment is solid, but being the closest Rivals250 prospect to South Bend....I'll be relieved when he is actually signed.
     
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    Kid’s a beast. If he’s wavering at all can we remind him that AJ is expected to be a top 10 pick as a junior..?
     
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    I doubt Lois plays football again. I saw that he may not enroll in January now because he was just cleared to play baseball.
     
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    Update from Michael Lois:

    I’m doing better every day. I feel like nothing even happened. Sometimes after a long day I’ll be a little sore or when I wake up in the morning. My surgeon cleared me for non contact sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, things like that. I’m gonna stay the whole year now and play baseball since I’m a senior I wanna do a sport before I leave for Iowa. Everything’s still good with Iowa. Coach Polasek is coming to visit me tomorrow.
     
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    Congrats Deontae! Well deserved I'm sure.
     
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    Craig and Yelverton were 2 in this class I was surprised that weren't 4* like Goodson last year. Glad to see one of the 2 get the bump up.

    As for Lois I like how KF and Iowa will stay loyal to the kid even if he doesn't play a down and honor his scholarship. I know there is a waiver SEC schools like to abuse where the kid "isn't medically qualified" and put on a hardship waiver that doesn't count against the 85 but this would be a legit case. Even then Iowa is going to give him every chance to try and play. Reminds me kind of the story with kid from Michigan few years back who was severely injured in plane crash that took his dad and step mom's lives where Beilen kept him on scholarship and eventually transitioned to a manager role but still kept on scholarship under the waiver.
     
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    We are lucky to have you on here Blair. Thanks for the update
     
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    Lois attending Iowa on a football scholarship...no matter what. No matter if he ever sees the field. I'd take that over a shady national championship. Any day. You're home, Michael.
     
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    Agreed, keep up the great work!
     
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    Whatever happens, he's a Hawkeye. A scholarship Hawkeye.
     
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    I implied he was a GREAT Hawkeye, you apparently see him as a regular Hawkeye . . .

    Ladies and gentlemen, I'll be brief. The issue here is not whether I was candidly honest, broke a few rules, or took a few liberties with Night's female party guests - I did. But you can't hold a whole fanbase responsible for the behavior of a few, sick twisted individuals. For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole fanbase system? And if the whole fanbase system is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of our Hawkeye institutions in general? I put it to you, Nick - isn't this an indictment of our entire American society? Well, you can do whatever you want to me, but I for one am not going to stand here and listen to you badmouth the Michael Lois' of Hawkdom. Gentlemen!
     
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    Well spoken Otter !! :D
     
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    Awesome news about Craig. Gotta keep adding talent like this so the quality depth is always next man up.
     
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