Wisnieski Visits Iowa

While Iowa is working on finishing of the second half of its 2012 recruiting, the Hawkeyes also are digging in for '13. Dowling Catholic's Jon Wisnieski recently took in a game at Iowa and talks about his recruitment from the Hawkeyes and others.

Most high school football fans from the state and many others from around the country know about Dowling Catholic's star wide receiver, Amara Darboh. There's another pass catcher on the Maroons that could keep the scouts coming to West Des Moines.

Jon Wisnieski, a Class of 2013 Tight End/Outside Linebacker, was invited to Iowa on Sept. 17 for the Pittsburgh game. At 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, the talented all-around athlete also has played center on the basketball team and first base in baseball.

"I am just starting with the recruiting process," Wisnieski said. "As of right now, Iowa is the only school sending me information. Our coaches at Dowling have a pretty good relationship with the Iowa coaches, and Amara has been a big part of that.

"They were glad to have me there and encouraged me to send in game film. I believe they project me to be a TE, primarily."

Wisnieski also met with Iowa State Coach Paul Rhoads at Dowling last Friday.

"He told me they have a big eye on me and that I am welcome to any games this fall,' Wisnieski said.

Iowa represented Wisnieski's first visit to a college campus for a game. He watched as the Hawkeyes came back from 21 points down in the second half to beat Pittsburgh.

"I thought the atmosphere was incredible, especially in the fourth quarter," Wisnieski said. "It turned out to be a great game, and going down in the locker room afterwards was an awesome experience."

Wisnieski played quarterback as a freshman and sophomore before switching to tight end this year.

"My strengths are my size , overall athleticism, and good hands," he said. "I have a lot of room for improvement, though. I hope to play TE in college."

Schools also could be attracted to Wisnieski's athleticism as an outside linebacker.

Wisnieski's parents attended Iowa State and his father played baseball for the Cyclones.

"I am not a die hard fan of any particular school," he said. "My family is partial to Iowa State. I, myself, just enjoy watching good football."

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