DeLuca Camping at Iowa

Iowa has enjoyed success recruiting at Omaha's Millard North High through the years. The Hawkeyes are looking at another player from the school, 2013 LB Nick DeLuca. Get the latest on his recruitment in this update.

Omaha's Millard North High has been good to Iowa. Seth Olsen, Adam Shada and Jeff Tarpinian started for the Hawkeyes. Cole Fisher arrived on campus last summer and already is on the depth chart.

Iowa is scouting another member of the Mustangs. Class of 2013 linebacker Nick DeLuca is well aware of the connection between his high school and the Hawkeyes.

"I know we've had a bunch of guys who have went through that program that have liked it and been successful," the 6-foot-3, 225-pound DeLuca said. "I'd just like to be a part of that, too."

DeLuca reports scholarship offers from Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and South Dakota State. He's camping at Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska and Kansas State this summer.

"I haven't had a lot of attention from the BCS schools yet," DeLuca said. "I'm just trying to get one of those bigger offers. Things would be real good if that happened."

Iowa Assistant Reese Morgan visited Millard North this spring to talk about DeLuca.

"I've been getting letters and (Morgan) came up and talked to me and Coach (Fred) Petito for a while," DeLuca said. "I haven't talked to them on the phone at all. It's been more steady letters coming."

DeLuca attended junior days at Nebraska, Iowa State and Kansas State. He's hoping that camps at those schools and Iowa increase interest in him.

"You can look at my profile (on the internet) and see my size and you can watch my film, but when I get in front of them on the field, I can show my speed and ability and show that I have what it takes to be a high D-I player," DeLuca said.

Schools mostly view DeLuca as a linebacker at the college level, he said. He is hearing that tight end also could be a possibility.

"The main thing I'm looking for in a school are academics," DeLuca said. "The coaches and the football atmosphere also are important. I'm still undecided on a major. It will depend on what school I go to."


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