Bilal Racking Up Offers

Asmar Bilal has seen his recruitment tale off this month. Iowa is among the schools that jumped in for the four-star linebacker from Indianapolis. He talked with us about the Hawkeyes and other programs showing him interest.

Some recruits set decision timelines. A good number of them choose in the summer to avoid distractions during their senior seasons.

Asmar Bilal believes the process should not be predetermined. The Indianapolis linebacker is letting it play out.

"I'll wait it out until I'm for certain on what I want," he said.

Bilal's next campus visit will be his first. He has plenty of suitors.

Illinois and Western Michigan offered him scholarships on Monday. The Ben Davis High standout already held opportunities from Iowa, Cincinnati, Indiana and Northwestern. They've all come his way this month.

"I want to visit the schools that have offered me so far, but I don't have any really planned yet," the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Bilal said. ranks Bilal as the 24th-best outside linebacker in the 2015 Class. He's a four-star on the service's five-star scale.

Bilal also reports interest from Texas A&M, Michigan, Michigan State., Notre Dame and Louisville.

"I don't have any favorites right now," he said. "I haven't researched or visited the schools yet."

The Hawkeyes jumped in with their offer to Bilal on Feb. 6.

"I haven't really talked to anyone from their staff since the offer, but I've gotten a few letters here and there," he said. "They want me to come down to one of their spring practices and visit their campus. I will try to, to get a better feel of their school and football program."

Assistant Eric Johnson recruits Indiana for Iowa.

"He said that I was long and could pretty much do anything," Bilal said. "He said most of their linebackers were seniors and that I would be a perfect fit for their football program.

"They have a strong football program from watching on TV."

Bilal said he is not sure what he'll study in college.

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