Iowa in Top 3

Iowa hosted some of its top recruiting targets at a Sunday barbecue. Maryland running back Rachid Ibrahim traveled the longest distance to be in Iowa City and he's glad he made the trip.

While Iowa tries to figure out its running back situation for the upcoming season, the Hawkeyes continue to pursue help for the future.

Class of 2013 ball carrier Rachid Ibrahim traveled from his home in Maryland to Iowa City during the weekend. He took part in a Hawkeye barbecue with other recruits.

"The barbecue was a lot of fun," Ibrahim said. "I got a lot of time to spend with the coaches and their families and also some of the players and recruits that were committed. It was a wonderful experience."

Scout.com projects the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Ibrahim as a safety at the next level. The services ranks the Avalon School (Bethesda, MD) as the 91st best player at that position nationally in the '13 group.

Iowa offered Ibrahim as a running back in early May. He also reported offers from Boston College, East Carolina and Ohio.

"It's really between Iowa, Boston College and Tennessee, if (the Vols) offer me," Ibrahim said. "There might be a few others I'm still considering. I'm not sure.

"I'd like to decide in a week or two after I talk it over with my family, friends and coaches."

Iowa impressed Ibrahim.

"What stood out was definitely the coaching staff and how they have been together for so long," he said. "It's really impressive. I'm also impressed by the amount of people they have sent to the NFL.

"Iowa is definitely one of my top schools."


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