Burnham tabbed a top recruiter

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Any college coach in any sport would likely agree that successful recruiting is a bottom-line requirement for a winning program. Identifying and developing talent is the recipe and signing the right prospects fuels that process.

Rivals.com ranked the Top 10 college football recruiters in the major conferences and Iowa State’s Shane Burnham made the Big 12 honor roll.

According to the website, "Burnham led a strong charge by Iowa State into the state of Florida for the class of 2011. It was after one of his in-home visits with running back DeVondrick Nealy that the Cyclones’ top recruit decided to commit. He was also responsible for landing wide receiver Quenton Bundrage from the Sunshine State."

Burnham, who played collegiately at South Carolina, coaches defensive tackles at ISU. He has cultivated recruiting relationships with many programs in the southeast, especially the state of Florida.

Burnham was joined on the Big 12 list by Major Applewhite (Texas), Randy Clements (Baylor), Josh Henson (Missouri), Reggie Mitchell (Kansas), Jackie Shipp (Oklahoma), Michael Smith (Kansas State), Glenn Spencer (Oklahoma State) and Terrell Williams (Texas A&M).

Former Cyclone assistant Tony Alford (Notre Dame) also got mention.

Former ISU All-America swimmer Eric Hansen, now the head swimming coach at Wisconsin, has been chosen to coach the United States’ womens’ team at the World University Games in China this August.

Hansen, a native of Sioux City, was a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Performer Award at the Big Eight Swimming & Diving Championships.

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