Draper Sees Iowa

Sean Draper officially visited Iowa this weekend and came away impressed but still wide open in the recruiting process. Find out what the Cleveland product thought about Iowa City and where he's headed to next in this update.

Iowa likes to recruit versatile athletes. Sometimes a prospect can be pulled in different directions.

Class of 2012 member, Sean Draper from Cleveland, falls into that category. He's not really sure where the Hawkeyes would play him after officially visiting them this weekend.

"I sat in a meeting with (Secondary) Coach Phil Parker," Draper said. "He wants me to play corner. Coach (Erik) Campbell, the receivers coach, wants me to play on offense. He thinks I can do some things with short passes. He also wants me for kick and punt return."

The Glenville High product said he prefers playing defense but would be open to any position at the right school. He appears a ways from making that choice, however.

"I'm trying top take my visits so I can try to get an idea of what school I like," the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder said. "I've only taken two visits, so I'm not ready to make any decisions."

Before Iowa, Draper officially visited Hawaii. He has set officials three and four to Louisville (Jan. 13) and Illinois (Jan. 20), respectively. He has spoken with Indiana about visiting on Jan. 6. He's been offered a scholarship by those five schools and others.

"I'm looking for all-around comfort with campus life, with the people who are going to be around me," Draper said. "I want to know my role on the football team. I'm also looking at the potential success I can have academically and athletically."

Draper said he's looking to study sports or family medicine in college.

"I'll either start pre-med or go into physical therapy," he said.

Draper, who was hosted at Iowa by Jordan Lomax, said the Iowa coaches told him they like that he's a hard worker and is dynamic.

"I'm real well-rounded," Draper said. "I can do anything for the team. I can block. I can make plays from different spots on the field. I do my job."

Draper, who reports a 4.46-second, 40-yard dash time, said he could see himself landing at Iowa.

"The facilities were really, really nice and so were the people," he said. "It was finals week, so there weren't a lot of people there. But what I was able to see, it was a pretty nice place. I was pretty comfortable there."


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