Iowa Offers MD DT

Jemal Averette excels on the football field and wrestling mat, two things Iowa covets. The Hawkeyes offered the Maryland DT prospect last week. He talks about it and the rest of his recruitment here.

Iowa continues showing it has jumped on the social media bandwagon when it comes to recruiting. Maryland defensive tackle Jemal Averette is a recipient of this movement.

"(The Hawkeyes) came to my school (Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney) a couple of days before and talked and soon offered me (a scholarship) through Facebook (on Thursday)," Averette said.

Assistant Chris White is leading Iowa's recruitment of the 6-foot-2, 285-pound Averette.

"I have to go and visit Iowa to see if I fit the program, but I think it would make a good fit for me," Averette said. "I know someone who goes there. He is the starting safety, Nico Law."

Law played at Bishop McNamara in Forestville, MD.

Averette also reports a scholarship offer from Toledo. He said he's consistently hearing from Western Carolina.

"I'm probably going to go to Penn State this summer, a Towson camp, maybe iowa, Toledo, Cincinnati and a few others," Averette said of his upcoming plans.

Averette fits the mold of what Iowa looks for in a lineman. He's a grinder who excels on the wrestling mat, finishing fourth in the state this winter.

"I'm quicker than many other D-Linemen off the ball," Averette said. "I need to get stronger, a little bigger and work on my speed."

Averette is leaning towards studying law in college but he's yet to finalize his major.

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