Iowa Involved with Manchigiah

Iowa played host to Nebraska sophomore Joshua Manchigiah for its spring game Saturday. Tuesday, the Hawkeyes visited his high school. He talked about both meetings and his summer schedule with Hawkeye Insider.

Iowa has been a consistent presence in Joshua Manchigiah's life during the last week. It's provided the Nebraska high school sophomore with an indication of how the Hawkeyes feel about him.

Manchigiah visited the Big Ten school for its spring game on Saturday. Assistant Reese Morgan dropped in on him at Papillion-La Vista High on Tuesday.

The Hawkeyes played host to the 6-foot, 185-pound Manchigiah twice during the 2013 regular season. He also attended one of their junior days this winter.

Saturday, the versatile athlete became more familiar with Iowa.

"It was really good. I enjoyed the game and everything that led up to it. I had a good conversations with coach Morgan and coach (Bobby) Kennedy. Coach Morgan talked to me about coming to camp and that he likes me and likes my tape. I talked to Coach Kennedy about the possibility of playing corner and receiver at camp in the summer."

Manchigiah said he would likely take the Hawkeyes up on their camp invitation. He also expected to camp at Nebraska, LSU, Minnesota and possibly Iowa State, he said.

Manchigiah said he's open to playing different positions in college. He likes how Iowa uses its wideouts, whom he focused on during the spring game.

"They really utilized their receivers more than I saw them last year and I liked that," he said.

Before the game, Manchigiah got another look at life as an Iowa football player.

"I saw all their facilities again. It's exciting what they're going to look like next season. The new complex will be impressive," he said.

Morgan saw Manchigiah again on Tuesday in Nebraska.

"He stopped by and I bumped into him. We talked briefly," the sophomore said.


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