"(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.
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.