Iowa Official for Hendrick

Iowa set out for defensive line help in the 2014 recruiting class and have addressed that need to date. The Hawkeyes still are pushing at the position, however, and JUCO DE Torey Hendrick is a main target. He talked with us about his upcoming official visit to the Big Ten school and what other programs he's considering in this premium story.

Since offering him a scholarship in May, Iowa has heavily pursued Torey Hendrick. The charge continued on Wednesday.

"I talked to Coach (Eric) Johnson," the JUCO defensive end said. "He asked me how I was doing and how my season was going. We went over the paper work to finalize my visit."

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Hendrick set his official visit to Iowa for the weekend of Dec. 13. He said he also would visit Mississippi State and possibly Kansas.

"Those are the three I'm considering right now," Hendrick said. "They're all pretty even. I don't have a favorite."

We first talked with Hendrick after he received his Hawkeye offer. He talked about growing up in Southern New Jersey and his connection to former Iowa standout running back Shonn Greene.

Hendrick said he decided on visiting Iowa first because it fit best into his schedule. He hasn't yet scheduled trips to Mississippi State or Kansas.

"I feel really comfortable with all three schools," Hendrick said. "I have a real good relationship with (Bulldogs Assistant) David Turner. We talk once a week.

"I also talk weekly with (Jayhawks Assistant) Rob Ianello."

Hendrick said he has spoken with Hawkeye Head Coach Kirk Ferentz about once a month since receiving his offer from the school.

Hendrick hopes his visits help him find a new home. He will have four years to play three at the next level.

"I just want to feel comfortable," he said. "I want to study criminal justice so having a strong program for my major is important. I want to find a team that really needs me and where I fit in."


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