Iowa WR, TE Prospects

The Iowa coaches are out in the recruiting trail this month before bringing prospects to town for camps in June. Here's a look at some of the wide receivers and tight ends with Hawkeye offers and interest.

Iowa signed five wide receivers and a pair of tight ends in the 2013 recruiting class. It didn't satisfy the Hawkeyes' hunger at those positions.

Quite a few wideouts and tight ends hold offers from Iowa. It appears to be a continued movement to overhaul the receivers in Greg Davis' offense.

Many of the opportunities handed out by the Hawkeyes are to highly-regarded players who are headed elsewhere. They're also interested in the next level of prospects. If they miss there, it will be interesting to see if they move farther down their list or start working on 2015s at these spots.

In-state pass catcher Jay Scheel pledged to Iowa on January. There has been talk that he'll get a look at quarterback first. Scout.com ranks him as the No. 55 wideout in the country.

From the wide receiver pool, Dominique Booth (eliminated Iowa), Allen Lazard (Iowa State verbal), Austin Roberts (looking elsewhere) Dareian Watkins (Northwestern) and Maurice Ways (Michigan) are out of play. Tight ends Daniel Helm (Tennessee), Nic Weishar (Notre Dame) and Ian Bunting (Michigan) also are off of the board.

Here's a look at other receivers with offers or interest from Iowa:

Adonis Jennings, 6-2, 185, WR, Timber Creek Regional (Erial, NJ) - Iowa has offered Jennings, who hails from the same high school as Hawkeye linebacker Quinton Alston. Jennings is building a strong offer list with opportunities from Arizona, Clemson, Illinois, Pittsburgh. Rutgers with other big names evaluating him. Iowa has its work cut out for it here.

Cameron Polk, 6-2, 185, WR, Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, IN) - Word is starting to get out about Polk as he performs well at spring combines. He is waiting on offers from Iowa, Purdue and others but already holds opportunities from Indiana, Louisville and many of the MAC schools. If the Hawkeyes want a shot here, they might need to make a move soon.

Monte Harrison, 6-2, 185, WR, Lee's Summit (MO) West - Harrison also stands out on the baseball field as a possible high pick in next month's MLB draft. He's a little behind in his football recruiting process as a result of a time commitment to baseball. Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska and Tulsa have offered football scholarships.

Raymond Wingo, 6-1, 174, WR, St. Louis (MO), University High - A standout runner, Wingo is a very good athlete that projects well at receiver. He prefers to play cornerback in college, which could affect is offer list. His brother, Ronnie Wingo, was a running back at Arkansas. Raymond holds offers from the Razorbacks, Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee and Tulsa. The Hawkeyes have a chance here.

Terry McLaurin, 6-0, 175, WR, Indianapolis Cathedral - This guy is moving up the recruiting rankings after performing well in the spring combines. He favors Missouri and Purdue among an offer list that includes Iowa, Boston College, Cincinnati and others. Things could change if more high profile schools start coming in but the Hawkeyes likely are on the outside looking in here.

Chris Jones, 6-2, 173, WR, Hyattsville (MD) Dematha Catholic - Jones is among several Dematha players with an Iowa offer. He also holds opportunities from Maryland, Wisconsin and others. South Carolina and Florida State are showing interest.

Chris Lacy, 6-3, 185, WR De Soto (TX) High - Iowa got in early with the tall target from the Lone Star state. He's looking to major in engineering, which could help the Hawkeyes. He also reports offers from Missouri and Northwestern.

R.J. Urzendowski, WR, 6-1, 185, Omaha Creighton Prep - Iowa is evaluating his quarterback, Easton Stick, but has not offered the duo. Urzendowski attended Iowa's junior day in January.

Garrett Gray, 6-5, 190, WR/TE, Marble Falls (TX) High - Iowa jumped in early with an offer for Gray as coordinator Greg Davis liked what he saw right away. Gray also is a very good basketball player who could play Division I in that sport. He might grow into a tight end but he's athletic enough and runs routes well enough to stick at receiver. He reports offers from California, Houston, Minnesota, Oregon State, Rice and Tulsa.

Ryan Izzo, 6-6, 210, TE, Sparta (NJ), Pope John XXIII High - Izzo is ranked a notch below some of the tight ends Iowa offered that chose other schools but he has the talent to reach that level. He holds offers from Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse and Virginia Tech, among others.

Other WRs and TEs in the Picture: Jordan Rigg, TE, Springboro (OH); Dionte Allen,TE, Jeffersonville (IN); Kenny Jones, WR, Indianapolis Lawrence Central; Malik Turner, WR, Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart Griffin.


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