Iowa Still on Lommen

After a fall of evaluations, Iowa seems to be narrowing in on a few quarterbacks in the 2012 recruiting class. While he's not at the top of the list, Minnesota's Austin Lommen still is in the picture.

In a group of quarterbacks evaluated by Iowa since summer camp, at least one Class of 2012 signal caller remains in the mix while another one has been told he's no longer in line for a Hawkeye scholarship.

Hawkeye Insider learned on Thursday night that Minnesota Quarterback Austin Lommen said Iowa still is looking at him. Missouri's Eric Siebenshuh has been removed from the prospect list.

"They just told me that they had somebody else," said Siebenshuh, who holds an offer from Tennessee Martin. "They said they were going to stop recruiting me."

Meanwhile, Lommen is on hold with the Hawkeyes. However, he's still not he line.

"Coach (Eric) Johnson came up to see me a couple of weeks ago," the 6-foot-4, 190-pound Lommen said. "Coach (Ken) O'Keefe was here last week to visit with me and my family."

Iowa is entertaining two quarterback official visitors this weekend in Cody Sokol and Patton Robinette. Sokol holds a Hawkeye offer. They're obviously ahead of Lommen at the moment in the race for a ride.

"Iowa told me that they're not going to have me in on an official until they offer," Lommen said. "If that happens, I'm scheduled to be there on Jan. 20."

Lommen still is awaiting his first scholarship offer. The Breck School signal caller also has interest from Harvard, who visited him last week.

"I feel pretty relaxed right now," he said. "I was more relaxed when I was going to football practice after school, though. It's a little different now that I don't know there I'm going to be playing my next football game.

"If it doesn't work out with Iowa or Harvard, I feel confident that I'll find a home."


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