Gourdine Considering Iowa

Before committing to Cincinnati this summer, Isaiah Gourdine held an Iowa offer. The 2013 Michigan safety met with the Hawkeyes on Thursday, a day after de-committing from the Bearcats.

On Wednesday, 2013 defensive back Isaiah Gourdine de-committed from Cincinnati. Iowa Assistant Darrell Wilson was at Farmington (MI) High a day later to speak with him.

"He wanted to know if I was still interested in Iowa because they are still interested in me," the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Gourdine said. "He also wanted to get my transcripts."

Iowa verbal Delano Hill from Detroit picked up a Michigan offer on Wednesday. He has been recruited as a safety as was Gourdine.

"I have a pretty good interest in Iowa," Gourdine said. "They're a good school and a good program."

Scout.com ranks Gourdine as the No. 72 safety nationally in '13. The service views him as a three-star prospect.

"I probably want to take a couple of official visits so I know that I like the school and the coaches because that's what got me at Cincinnati," he said. "I just really want to make sure that I fall in love with the school that I go to."

Gourdine said that he still is considering the Bearcats, who hired Tommy Tuberville as head coach this week to replace Butch Jones, who took the same position at Tennessee.

"The schools that I've talked to are Iowa and Bowling Green," Gourdine said. "Right now, it's those two and Cincinnati so far."

Wilson talked with Gourdine about coming to Iowa on a visit. Nothing was set up yet.

"He said he would like to get me out there eventually because they would really like another defensive back," Gourdine said. "I really like Coach Wilson. He's a good coach and a nice guy."

Gourdine said he is not sure when he'll make a final decision.

"I'm just kind of letting it roll," he said. "I want to get it done early, just hurry up and make a decision, but I'm not going to rush it."

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