Tulane Offers Tyriek Starks, Warren Easton QB

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We offered Tyriek Starks, the QB from Warren Easton on Saturday.
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9:47 PM - 23 Jan 2016

And then this just a little while ago.
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Warren Easton (LA) QB Tyriek Starks (@saucytj9) set to make his college announcement tomorrow. Top 3: Georgia Southern, Kansas, Tulane.


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RobertM320 wrote:We offered Tyriek Starks, the QB from Warren Easton on Saturday.
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9:47 PM - 23 Jan 2016

And then this just a little while ago.
Charlie Beuttel ‏@charlie_cds3 3h3 hours ago
Warren Easton (LA) QB Tyriek Starks (@saucytj9) set to make his college announcement tomorrow. Top 3: Georgia Southern, Kansas, Tulane.
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Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:25 pm

I wonder what this says about how things are going in regards to Tulane's recruitment of both Scott and Pigrome.
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The timing would indicate that Starks is going to Kansas. I don't believe he's been on campus and he hasn't visited Ga Southern so the only school he's visited is Kansas.

I don't think this says anything about our pursuit of the other 2 QBs. I think we're covering our bases in case we miss out. I'd say the odds are 50/50 on Scott and about 20/80 on Pigram.
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Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:28 pm

Then again, Starks lives in NOLA. He's probably been to campus before, or maybe even an unofficial visit.

Personally, I never have understood a kid from NOLA wanting to commit to schools like Kansas, Texas Tech, Iowa State, etc. Who the heck wants to voluntarily live in one of those cities for four or five years?
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RobertM320 wrote:Then again, Starks lives in NOLA. He's probably been to campus before, or maybe even an unofficial visit.

Personally, I never have understood a kid from NOLA wanting to commit to schools like Kansas, Texas Tech, Iowa State, etc. Who the heck wants to voluntarily live in one of those cities for four or five years?
Perhaps the chance to showcase his talents on national TV against the likes of Oklahoma, Texas, Baylor, etc is more appealing than competing against Tulsa, SMU, East Carolina, etc. Like it or not, the P5's are a lot more sexy than the rest of us.
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Can't argue with you there. Which is the same reason I've always said I'd rather schedule a downtrodden P5 team (Purdue/Indiana/Vanderbilt/WakeForest/IowaState) than a good CUSA/SBC/FCS team.
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RobertM320 wrote:Can't argue with you there. Which is the same reason I've always said I'd rather schedule a downtrodden P5 team (Purdue/Indiana/Vanderbilt/WakeForest/IowaState) than a good CUSA/SBC/FCS team.
True dat. Only problem with that strategery is that you'd end up having to play most of your OOC games on the road. Tough to get those guys in a home & home, well, at least for us.
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I don't think it would be that tough. Those schools are no better than us, except for the P5 designation. And their fanbase would love a trip to NOLA. But we can't do it if we don't try. Maybe with the connections TD has in the Midwest we could get a couple of home and homes.
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RobertM320 wrote:I don't think it would be that tough. Those schools are no better than us, except for the P5 designation. And their fanbase would love a trip to NOLA. But we can't do it if we don't try. Maybe with the connections TD has in the Midwest we could get a couple of home and homes.
The city of New Orleans is a huge draw and one that Tulane has probably under-utilized in the past. I doubt that will be the case going forward with your new AD. From a guarantee standpoint the size of the stadium may be a hinderance but that should be overcome easily enough if the money is there from other sources.....ie an actual functional and competitive athletic department.
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RobertM320 wrote:Then again, Starks lives in NOLA. He's probably been to campus before, or maybe even an unofficial visit.

Personally, I never have understood a kid from NOLA wanting to commit to schools like Kansas, Texas Tech, Iowa State, etc. Who the heck wants to voluntarily live in one of those cities for four or five years?
Perhaps the chance to showcase his talents on national TV against the likes of Oklahoma, Texas, Baylor, etc is more appealing than competing against Tulsa, SMU, East Carolina, etc. Like it or not, the P5's are a lot more sexy than the rest of us.

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RobertM320 wrote:Then again, Starks lives in NOLA. He's probably been to campus before, or maybe even an unofficial visit.

Personally, I never have understood a kid from NOLA wanting to commit to schools like Kansas, Texas Tech, Iowa State, etc. Who the heck wants to voluntarily live in one of those cities for four or five years?
If I were a NOLA kid, I would not use an official visit to visit Tulane, I would visit Tulane "unofficially". I can't see why anyone would want to go to Kansas--a perpetual bottom feeder. And as far as television coverage, I can't remember a the last time I saw Kansas--even when they play the likes of OU, they are rarely on the tube. Kansas has few people in it, and about 90% of them are rabid basketball fans--as a football player you are off the radar screen for good at Kansas. On the other hand, I saw (unfortunately given CJ's performance) every Tulane game on the tube, other than the one's I attended. Game, set, match when it comes to comparing Tulane to Kansas--unless you are a basketball player.
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RobertM320 wrote:Then again, Starks lives in NOLA. He's probably been to campus before, or maybe even an unofficial visit.

Personally, I never have understood a kid from NOLA wanting to commit to schools like Kansas, Texas Tech, Iowa State, etc. Who the heck wants to voluntarily live in one of those cities for four or five years?
I know I wanted to get far away from home when I was 18. And I did!

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He tweeted he has to go to Kansas.
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Poor guy sounds like he's just been sentenced.

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Strange. Have fun at a Big 12 bottom feeder who annually loses to FCS teams.
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Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:16 pm

What would it have meant if he committed for Mr Alabama and Lindsey Scott? I'm ok with our 4th choice in the last month choosing Kansas. Good luck to him.
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RobertM320 wrote: Poor guy sounds like he's just been sentenced.

"With prayer and family guidance I have to spend my next four years at the University of Kansas."
My guess is that it was just an awkward way to state something that was abundantly obvious (at least in his own mind):

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Kansas football will always play second fiddle to Kansas basketball. Aka Kentucky, Duke and a few others.
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RobertM320 wrote:I don't think it would be that tough. Those schools are no better than us, except for the P5 designation. And their fanbase would love a trip to NOLA. But we can't do it if we don't try. Maybe with the connections TD has in the Midwest we could get a couple of home and homes.
We need to play these lower echelon P5 universities if we are going to be competing for recruits. Troy Dannen needs to get as many P5 games as possible. Playing UlaLa does absolutely nothing to raise our profile locally or regionally or nationally.
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It's pretty clear right now it comes down to P5 vs G5. It used to be BCS vs Non BCS. P5 Coaches probably use a lot of negative recruiting to sway kids away from the G5 competition. The wide receiver, Coleman is a perfect example. He commits to Tulane after his visit, two days later gets an offer from Texas Tech. I expect him to visit and flip their way all because they are P5. It's the conference, the exposure, the money involved and the quality of the opponents on the schedule.

Tulane has to win with the on hand talent and make a heavy investment into a Football operations facility all with a sense of urgency. Start beating P5s on the schedule to show that we can compete.
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It's pretty clear right now it comes down to P5 vs G5. It used to be BCS vs Non BCS. P5 Coaches probably use a lot of negative recruiting to sway kids away from the G5 competition. The wide receiver, Coleman is a perfect example. He commits to Tulane after his visit, two days later gets an offer from Texas Tech. I expect him to visit and flip their way all because they are P5. It's the conference, the exposure, the money involved and the quality of the opponents on the schedule.

Tulane has to win with the on hand talent and make a heavy investment into a Football operations facility all with a sense of urgency. Start beating P5s on the schedule to show that we can compete.
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tpstulane wrote:Kansas football will always play second fiddle to Kansas basketball. Aka Kentucky, Duke and a few others.
Amen. I hope Tyriek enjoys watching the Kansas basketball team, because that is the career highlight for a Kansas football player.
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Took an unofficial visit to Tulane yesterday. Maybe he is not into Kansas anymore?

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greenphantom wrote:Took an unofficial visit to Tulane yesterday. Maybe he is not into Kansas anymore?

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