Dallas, TX – It's no secret that DeSoto HS likes to air out the football. With four future D-1 receivers and a D-1 quarterback, the Eagles combined for over 4,000 yards through the air and 39 touchdowns. It meant things were slow for the running backs. But, senior Antoine Jimmerson has always put the team first.
"It' didn't bother me,"said Jimmerson to HI. "I'm a team player."
It's attitude like he's shown, which makes Iowa very interested in the 5-10, 205 pound prospect. The senior made an official visit to Iowa this weekend, with hopes that a scholarship could be coming his way very soon.
"They told me they are going to come down and talk to me on Thursday," said Jimmerson. "I liked the visit. It went well. I liked the great academics at the school and I liked how everyone knew everyone. They are pretty close there. It was pretty cold up there this weekend.
"Iowa has been recruiting me for about a month. Austin (Iowa commitment and DeSoto teammate) is trying to get me to go there if they offer. If they offer, I would take it."
Jimmerson rushed for over 700 yards on 105 carries last season. He found the end zone eight times on the ground and once as a receiver. With numbers like that in a passing offense, it's been somewhat of a surprise to the senior that his recruitment hasn't taken off more.
Below is Midlands Regional Manager Greg Powers' thoughts on Jimmerson:
"He has great balance as a running back. He hits the hole hard and accelerates through the line. Does a nice job of body control as he runs, he will lean from side to side while he runs. His balance allows him to bounce off of tackles."
Currently also recruiting Jimmerson is Baylor and UNT. He does not know if he has any offers at this point, and will be talking with DeSoto head coach Claude Mathis about the subject in the coming days.
Stay with HawkeyeInsider.com as we will have a full report from Jimmerson after Iowa visits with the DeSoto running back on Thursday.