Render Interested in Iowa

Iowa is hoping to land some help on its defensive line in the Class of 2012. One of their top targets is Ohio product Darryl Render.

Darryl Render has visited every school that has offered him a scholarship save one - Iowa. The Class of 2012 member planned to change that.

"Yeah, that one is going to be happening," the 6-foot-3, 250-pound DE/LB said. "If I don't get there soon, it will happen over the summer. "

Iowa is among nine schools to have offered Render a scholarship. The St. Edward High (Lakewood, Ohio) product also is hearing from Michigan State, Louisville and Illinois. The Spartans want to see him at camp.

Render said he doesn't have a favorite or a group of top schools.

"It's just a dream to be recruited by anybody," Render said. "It's great that these people want me at their schools. I'm just taking it one day at a time and letting things fall where they may.

"Really, I'm just working as hard as I can to get better. I want to be better for me and my team."

Render is working on improving his strength and speed. He says he relies mostly on leverage for his success now and wants to be improved in pursuit.

"I'm hoping to play defensive end in college, but I will play wherever they need me," he said. "I just want to get on the field as soon as possible."

Iowa and West Virginia have offered Render and his St. Edward line mate, Greg Kuhar.

"I don't know if we'll play together in college," Render said. "I think we each want to just find a place where we're comfortable. If that happens to be the same place, cool."

Render and Kuhar are helping each other through the recruiting process.

"We always talk about things," Render said. "We compare notes on schools."

Render said took notice last week when former Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn was selected 20th overall by Tampa Bay in the NFL Draft.

"We all have dreams of playing on that level," Render said. "I've talked to their defensive line coach a lot and I always watch them play. They have a great history, especially on defense and the line."


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