Robinson Sees Iowa

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz said on Wednesday that he wanted to add at least one linebacker in the 2013 recruiting class. This weekend, the Hawkeyes played host to Ohio MLB Lavonte Robinson.

Iowa thought enough of Lavonte Robinson to play host to him on an official visit this weekend. The Hawkeyes have decided to wait on offering the 2013 linebacker a scholarship, however.

"Because they already have two offers out, I kind of just have to sit and wait to see what those guys are going to do," Robinson said. "They weren't able to give me an offer. I'm just going to wait and see how things go."

Robinson visited Iowa City with St. Edward (Lakewood, OH) classmate Solomon Warfield, a Hawkeye verbal.

"I truly loved it," Robinson said. "The university was amazing. The coaches were amazing and the players in the program were amazing."

Iowa is believed to have extended scholarship offers to uncommitted '13 linebackers Reggie Spearman and Jake Roh. Head Coach Kirk Ferentz said on Wednesday that it was a position he hoped to address in this recruiting class, which probably has room for about five more commitments on top of the 15 known verbals.

Roh said this week that he hoped to make his decision before Christmas. The Arizona product planned to officially visit Iowa before then.

Spearman, who de-committed from Illinois, officially visited Iowa last month. He said the Illini and Syracuse were at the top of his list for potential officials.

Eastern Michigan, Toledo, Notre Dame College of Ohio and Ohio Dominican have offered scholarships to Robinson. He has unofficially visited Toledo and has an official set up to Eastern and Notre Dame (Ohio) this month.

Robinson spent time with Iowa linebackers Coach LeVar Woods this weekend. The Hawkeyes see the 5-foot-11, 215-pounder as a middle man and showed him film of how the current starter plays that position.

"I watched (James) Morris," Robinson said. "I watched some of the stuff that he was doing. We also watched some of my film. He wanted me to evaluate what was going on there as well."

Robinson headed back to Ohio Sunday hoping the Hawkeyes come through with a scholarship offer. He said he was willing to wait "as long as it takes" for one.

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