Iowa has filled a lot of positional needs in its 2014 recruiting class with 16 verbal commitments. One spot not yet addressed by the coaches is quarterback.
The Hawkeye staff continues to evaluate senior signal callers but don't currently have any offers out in the grade. One of the players on the radar is Ames' Sam Straub, who will unofficially visit Kinnick Stadium this Saturday for Iowa's game against Michigan.
Assistant Coach Reese Morgan stopped by Ames this week during the Hawkeyes' bye.
"They seem very interested," Straub said. "I'll know more on Saturday."
South Dakota State already has stepped in with a scholarship offer for the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Straub. Southern Illinois and Missouri State have shown a high interest in him while Northern Iowa, Iowa State, Toledo and Michigan State also have been involved.
Scout.com ranked Straub as its No. 99 quarterback nationally heading into this season. He led the Little Cyclones to an 11-1 record, completing 216 of 356 passes (60.7 percent)for 3,221 yards and 31 touchdowns against just five interceptions. He also rushed for 142 yards and eight scores.