Recruiting News and Notes

The Hawks continue to be busy on the recruiting trail, including extending more and more offers in the aftermath of extensive film evaluations and camp performances. HTO.com has the latest!

While Tom Dance has primarily been mentioned as a wide receiver, don't be surprised to see the Hawks give him an extensive look at either safety or outside linebacker. At 6'2 195, with 10.5 speed in the 100, he could be the next Bob Sanders on defense for the Hawks.

The Hawks have recently extended an offer to linebacker Matt Stoltz of Little Rock, Arkansas. He joins James Bryant and Dan Connor on the high wish list for the Hawks in recruiting "Mike" linebackers.

Also, the Hawks recently extended an offer to Kirkwood linebacker Arthur Miller. He is one of my top prospects in the state of Missouri, and has the versatility to play linebacker or defensive end with the speed of a safety.

Kyle Mitchum may have tripped to Ohio State and Michigan recently without a stop to Iowa City, but don't be fooled. Coach O'Keefe continues to recruit the Erie area as successful as any other area, and I fully expect Mitchum to make a stop by Iowa City before his decision is made.

Junior to be offensive lineman Dan Doering will rank among the top offensive lineman in the Class of 2005. He was in attendance for the Hawkeye camp this past week, and expect the Hawks to be a serious player in his services.

HTO.com first reported the duo of offensive linemen from LaPorte City Union High School earlier this spring, thanks to a tip from one of our loyal supporters LPCHawk. Matt Pipho is considered the top offensive line prospect at this time in Iowa in the class of 2005, and an early offer would not surprise me. In fact, in this early stage, the Hawks are considered the favorite.


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