Leidner No. 1?

Iowa's quarterback recruiting in the class of 2012 has been anything but routine. They watched a lot of signal callers at camp the last few weeks. Minnesota product Mitch Leidner says the coaches are telling him he emerged No. 1 in the pack.

When the Iowa coaches said they needed to see more, Mitch Leidner stepped forward. It appears like the move may have paid off for the quarterback recruit.

Leidner camped with the Hawkeyes two Saturdays ago and then came back to the school to do the same this past Saturday. It may not have been a precedent, but it's also not common.

"Coach (Eric) Johnson basically told me that I'm their No. 1 guy coming out of the camps," the 6-foot-4 1/2, 225-pounder said of his phone conversation from Tuesday Night. "They're going to wait until they get senior film back on me and a few others before offering anyone (at QB). He said that there are three guys behind me - Joe Mollberg, Austin Lommen and some kid from Missouri (Trevor McDonagh?)."

Leidner said he "probably will wait" for the Hawkeyes to decide "unless something bigger comes along." Leidner still is waiting for his first scholarship offer. He expects that will come from Northern Iowa on Wednesday.

"It's fine (that Iowa is still evaluating)," Leidner said. "I kind of wanted to get it out of the way because we have a state championship caliber team and I want to be focused on that. We'll see what happens."

Leidner plans on attending a Minnesota camp on Thursday and has a few 7-on-7 events with is Lakeville (MN) South High team this summer.

"I'm pretty satisfied with what Iowa told me," he said. "I think I came out and threw pretty well and for them to say I'm No. 1 coming out of the camps, that feels pretty good. It was definitely worth the second trip."


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