Although it's early in the recruitment of Kyle Bosch, the 2013 offensive line prospect likes what he sees from Iowa. The Wheaton, Ill. native is impressed with the system and the history of the program.
"Iowa has made a real good impression on me," said Bosch, who camped with the Hawkeyes on Saturday. "I like their run blocking scheme and pass protections. They remind me of what we do at my school (St. Francis).
"Their reputation is ridiculous for putting guys into the next level, the NFL."
The Hawkeyes offered the 6-foot-5, 280-pound Bosch a scholarship on Monday.
"Coach (Lester) Erb is my lead recruiter and he told me to give him a call and he told me then," Bosch said. "They told me that they like my tenacity that I play with in run blocking and pass blocking. Even when I screw up, I don't let guys get past me. They also said that they liked that I pat guys on the back and help them up after I block them for a play."
"I'm just trying to see who is interested in me," Bosch said. "I could interested as heck in a school, but if they're not interested in me, it's a waste of both of our time.
"I want to look at the schools that are looking at me and learn more about them, from football to academics."
Bosch said he's versatile enough to fit into most blocking schemes.
"I really enjoy run blocking," he said. "But all offensive linemen should enjoy run blocking. I think I did pretty well zone blocking and in pass protection at the Iowa camp. It was my first camp, so I was a little inconsistent at first. But I came back and in the end did very well."
Bosch doesn't have a time table on his decision. He said it could happen as soon as the end of this coming football season to after his senior campaign.
"It's been a great opportunity to get these early offers and be able to see some options and compare them," Bosch said. "I'm really try to look at the coaching staffs and what they're about; how they react positively and negatively during drills. I try to see all of their attributes as they are trying to see mine."
Bosch said he's interested in studying entrepreneurship or political science in college.