Tabb Could See Himself Playing for Iowa

Jack Tabb came away from his first official visit very impressed. The athlete from New Jersey watched Iowa dismantle Penn State last weekend in Iowa City. Hawkeye Insider caught up with the talented prospect to find out what he thinks of the Hawkeye program, what position he's being recruited at by Iowa and where they stand in his recruitment.

One thing stuck out above all else when Jack Tabb officially visited Iowa last weekend.

"There's a lot more going on in Iowa than anyone would expect," the Class of 2011 recruit from Red Bank, N.J. said.

Tabb, a Scout.com three-star prospect and the 24th ranked tight end in the country, came to Iowa City wanting to find out if the school was serious about his desired field of study and if the coaches were up front about the position he would play. He was satisfied with the answers on both fronts.

"I was a little worried about the business communications area, but I have no worries now," the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder said. "The campus is very, very nice."

And as for his position question: "I'd be coming in as an athlete with a lean towards linebacker. There's a possibility I could play tight end but the focus is more on linebacker. I play the LEO position in high school, so I'd be OK with that."

Tabb said the Iowa coaches sold him on the family atmosphere within the program. They assured him that he would be in a position to succeed if he joined the Hawkeyes.

"Coach (Kirk) Ferentz was awesome," Tabb said. "You can see why all the fans and his players love him so much. I would love to be coached by him."

Tabb hung out with fellow New Jersey star Damiere Byrd and Iowa verbal Torrey Campbell of Florida on his visit to Iowa City. All were on official trips.

"Everybody was really cool," Tabb said. "The game was awesome. The interaction with the coaches and the students there went really well. I had a great time."

Tabb said he's not going to take a long time making his decision, but he will take official visits to North Carolina (Nov. 13) and Arkansas (TBD). He also is considering trips to Michigan and Florida.

"Iowa is very high on my list," he said. "I can definitely see it as a place I could be."


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