Outsey Talks Iowa Offer

Jameer Outsey is seeing his recruitment pick up in recent weeks. On Wednesday, Iowa came through with a scholarship offer for the New Jersey linebacker. He talked about the Hawkeyes and his process in this premium story.

Jameer Outsey liked what Iowa Assistant Chris White told him when he visited his school last week. However, it took until Wednesday before the New jersey linebacker received the words he most wanted to hear.

The Hawkeyes offered Outsey a scholarship. Pittsburgh, Akron and Buffalo came in with opportunities before the Hawkeyes.

"(White) talked about the team and everything about Iowa," Outsey said. "He said he liked my film and told me the linebacker coach (LeVar Woods) was on the road. When he came back, they were going to show him the film and go from there.

"I was cool with that. We were direct messaging on Twitter. (White) said he was pushing for me and trying to get me the offer. That went on for about four days. (Wednesday) he sent me a message that said I got the offer."

The Hawkeyes have made a good early impression on the Franklin High (Somerset, NJ) prospect.

"I love Iowa," Outsey said. "I love what I'm hearing."

Outsey said Michigan State, Virginia, Rutgers, Temple and Boston College have be in touch with him quite a bit. He plans on camping with Rutgers (June 7), Virginia, Penn State, Pitt and Michigan State.

Outsey said he wants to take his official visits and commit after his senior season.

"I want to go to a bigger school," he said. "The environment is important."

Outsey plays defensive end and tight end at Franklin. He said schools are showing him interest at different positions.

"Temple started off at tight end," Outsey said. "Then they took a look at my film and they said they weren't sure where I would play.

"Michigan State was looking at me as a D-End. I was talking to Coach (Pat) Narduzzi the other day and he said he thought I could play linebacker."

Outsey (6-foot-3, 220 pounds) said the majority of schools, Iowa included, see him as an outside linebacker.

"That's what I'm pushing for," he said. "I'll play defensive end if I have to but I prefer outside linebacker."

Outsey reports running the 40-yard dash in 4.67 seconds. He's leaning towards a criminal justice major in college and said distance from home will not factor into his decision.

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