Balous Talks Iowa Offer

Iowa continues to work hard recruiting talent-rich Texas. The Hawkeyes extended a scholarship offer to McKinney North safety Bryce Balous earlier this month. The speedster talked with Hawkeye Insider about that opportunity and that else is happening with his recruitment.

Bobby Kennedy enjoys his job. It shines through on the field and in recruiting.

The Iowa assistant connects with his wide receivers. His down-to-earth demeanor resonates with prospects.

"I think he's a good man. He has a good personality and he makes the recruiting process unique and fun. He says now that he's recruiting me that we're dating," Texas defensive back Bryce Balous said with a chuckle.

Earlier this month, Iowa extended to Balous a scholarship offer, his first and only one to date.

"I don't know too much about Iowa except that it gets really cold," the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder said with a laugh. "I know there's a new facility being built that's suppose to be great. They have winning seasons and their stands are always packed."

The Hawkeyes view Balous as a safety.

"They like my explosiveness and speed," he said.

Balous qualified Friday for the state track meet in the 100 meters with a time of 10.48 seconds. The McKinney North High product ran a season-best 10.34 in Districts, according to Dyestat.

Louisville and Texas-San Antonio are recruiting Balous, he said. He's also hearing from Division II schools in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

"I was supposed to visit UTSA and one of the D-II schools (last Saturday) , but I had finals for (track) regionals. I'm supposed to visit Iowa in June and I'm really excited for that," Balous said.

Balous is considering a college major in Chemical Engineering. Academics are a big focus in his search for a school.

"I mainly want to get a good education so I can get a good job out of college if I don't make it to the (NFL)," he said.

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