4-star OT Ike hopes to hear more from UM, updates his recruitment

4-star OT Ike hopes to hear more from UM, updates his recruitment

Stefan Adams
For 2019 4-star OT Danielson Ike, recruiting has moved into full gear. After picking up a handful of offers based on his junior year film in the spring, the Rockhurst (MO) star has ramped up his visit schedule lately. Ike’s hit a couple schools in the past couple months and plans to get a few more in before the recruiting dead period begins in two weeks. He’ll be at Nebraska this weekend, followed by a visit to Ann Arbor shortly after.

“Yes, I’ve been doing some visits lately,” Ike said. “I went to Missouri, Iowa State, and Louisville and I’m going to Nebraska and Michigan coming up. I’m going to get some visits in because recruiting shuts down for like two weeks soon.”

While Ike was a prospect that was high on UM’s board in the past, he says contact has fallen off since his main recruiter, coach Craig Kuligowski, departed to work in Tuscaloosa for Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide.

“It’s been awhile since I’ve heard from them,” Ike said on the Canes. “I was in touch with coach Kul there, he was keeping an eye on me when he was at Miami, but he left for Bama.”

However, Kuligowski has remained in touch with Ike since he landed at Alabama and played a big role in helping him receive an offer from the defending National Champs last month. Ike has plenty of interest in Bama and plans a visit there after the dead period.

“He’s actually been talking to me since he’s been at Bama and got me an offer,” Ike said on Kuligowski. “He’s my main recruiter and has come to visit me at school. So, when recruiting comes back on, I’ll be going to visit Alabama.”

Even so, the 6’6” 340 pounder would be receptive to interest from the Canes if he were to start hearing from them again.

“Yes, of course,” Ike said on if he’d like to hear from UM again. “A lot of tradition there.”

With his Rockhurst High team, Ike felt he had a solid season in his junior campaign, but has spent the off-season working hard to take his game to the next level and leave everything on the field in his final year of high school ball.

“We went 8-4 last year, so we did okay, but there’s still room to improve,” said Ike on his junior season. “For senior year, I’m going to give it my best. It’s my last season on the field and I want to win it all with my teammates. I know I have a big job to do.”

As for a decision, don’t expect one soon from Ike: he’s not going to rush things and will choose a school after his senior season.

“I’m going to wait until the end of my senior year,” Ike said. “I’m going to take the process slow”

When it comes time to announce a commitment, Ike knows exactly what he’s looking for in his school of choice. Early playing time and a good connection with the program’s staff will be big factors in his ultimate decision.

“I don’t want to redshirt as a freshman, I want to go somewhere I can play right away,” Ike said. “And I want good communication with the coaches.”

 

Comments (32)

Wait, did I understand that Kul didnt recruit DL prospects, but he did recruit OL prospects?
 
Nice bump! Wonder if he’s still receptive to us
 
Did Searles fat ass contact this guy? They should offer every 4 star tackle in the country.
 
Dude could probably start rn for our team even if he skipped his senior year of highschool
 
Did Searles fat ass contact this guy? They should offer every 4 star tackle in the country.

What are you a complete fool? 4 stars? Outside of south florida? Fvck that!!! We will never be back if we land 4 and 5 star out of state kids. We need to offer every 3 star south Florida tackle ASAP!
 
What are you a complete fool? 4 stars? Outside of south florida? Fvck that!!! We will never be back if we land 4 and 5 star out of state kids. We need to offer every 3 star south Florida tackle ASAP!
Yeah this dude may lose half his strength if weather drops below 50 degrees
 
Searles might be the worst coach on a pop warner staff. If I was Dugans & Brown I’d head for the hills this off season while I was still worth something.
 
Searles might be the worst coach on a pop warner staff. If I was Dugans & Brown I’d head for the hills this off season while I was still worth something.
You and others seriously need to stop calling for the good things we have like those coaches to bounce or top recruits not to come to us( I've seen others say this). That's just dumb. What kind of fan are you seriously? That bs is trash. Vent, I get it, all of us fans are frustrated but no real fan would want or even say that should happen.
 
You and others seriously need to stop calling for the good things we have like those coaches to bounce or top recruits not to come to us( I've seen others say this). That's just dumb. What kind of fan are you seriously? That bs is trash. Vent, I get it, all of us fans are frustrated but no real fan would want or even say that should happen.

I'm what they call a realist. What kind of human being would want a kid with such a bright future to come waste it on a hack coach like Searles? Worst we've ever had.
 
You and others seriously need to stop calling for the good things we have like those coaches to bounce or top recruits not to come to us( I've seen others say this). That's just dumb. What kind of fan are you seriously? That bs is trash. Vent, I get it, all of us fans are frustrated but no real fan would want or even say that should happen.
Right because some random dude on a message board is why a coach would leave? Stop it, coaches see much deeper into the program and if someone comes calling with more cash and they can get out of this debacle of a staff and offense they will, not because of CIS message board.
 
I'm what they call a realist. What kind of human being would want a kid with such a bright future to come waste it on a hack coach like Searles? Worst we've ever had.
If you wanna be a realist, look at Harbaugh's third season (last year) at Michigan. They had an awful year, went 8-5 (5-4 in conference play) in an average conference. Most of their staff stay put, brought in elite commits (instead of running away like you suggest for miami), and now they're competing for the playoff spot this year.

You sound like a guy who gives up quickly. And yes, Miami is having a bad year and Coach richt needs to make some changes but quitting and suggesting recruits to go elsewhere are not the solutions.
 
For 2019 4-star OT Danielson Ike, recruiting has moved into full gear. After picking up a handful of offers based on his junior year film in the spring, the Rockhurst (MO) star has ramped up his visit schedule lately. Ike’s hit a couple schools in the past couple months and plans to get a few more in before the recruiting dead period begins in two weeks. He’ll be at Nebraska this weekend, followed by a visit to Ann Arbor shortly after.

“Yes, I’ve been doing some visits lately,” Ike said. “I went to Missouri, Iowa State, and Louisville and I’m going to Nebraska and Michigan coming up. I’m going to get some visits in because recruiting shuts down for like two weeks soon.”

While Ike was a prospect that was high on UM’s board in the past, he says contact has fallen off since his main recruiter, coach Craig Kuligowski, departed to work in Tuscaloosa for Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide.

“It’s been awhile since I’ve heard from them,” Ike said on the Canes. “I was in touch with coach Kul there, he was keeping an eye on me when he was at Miami, but he left for Bama.”

However, Kuligowski has remained in touch with Ike since he landed at Alabama and played a big role in helping him receive an offer from the defending National Champs last month. Ike has plenty of interest in Bama and plans a visit there after the dead period.

“He’s actually been talking to me since he’s been at Bama and got me an offer,” Ike said on Kuligowski. “He’s my main recruiter and has come to visit me at school. So, when recruiting comes back on, I’ll be going to visit Alabama.”

Even so, the 6’6” 340 pounder would be receptive to interest from the Canes if he were to start hearing from them again.

“Yes, of course,” Ike said on if he’d like to hear from UM again. “A lot of tradition there.”

With his Rockhurst High team, Ike felt he had a solid season in his junior campaign, but has spent the off-season working hard to take his game to the next level and leave everything on the field in his final year of high school ball.

“We went 8-4 last year, so we did okay, but there’s still room to improve,” said Ike on his junior season. “For senior year, I’m going to give it my best. It’s my last season on the field and I want to win it all with my teammates. I know I have a big job to do.”

As for a decision, don’t expect one soon from Ike: he’s not going to rush things and will choose a school after his senior season.

“I’m going to wait until the end of my senior year,” Ike said. “I’m going to take the process slow”

When it comes time to announce a commitment, Ike knows exactly what he’s looking for in his school of choice. Early playing time and a good connection with the program’s staff will be big factors in his ultimate decision.

“I don’t want to redshirt as a freshman, I want to go somewhere I can play right away,” Ike said. “And I want good communication with the coaches.”



I know about this kid. Lives in my neck of the woods. Good kid with good head on his shoulders. Wants to leave KCMO.
I don't blame him. Get him!!! The ship may be sailing on Neal, so go after him, need all the bodies you can get!
 

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