Despite two years remaining in his high school career, colleges have heavily courted Pennsylvania tight end Cary Angeline. He began Monday with 12 reported FBS scholarship offers, including Ohio State.
Iowa, a school boasting a rich tradition at his position, had yet to contact the 6-foot-7, 230-pounder from Downingtown East (Exton, PA). The Hawkeyes shifted focus out of the Keystone State after an assistant coaching overhaul the last several years.
Much like Florida, Iowa still is open to prospecting in Pennsylvania. An offer to Angeline on Monday proves it.
"They said they checked out my film and they liked it a lot," Angeline said. "They think that I fit very well into their offense."
Scout.com ranks Angeline as a four-star recruit on its five-star scale. The services tabs him as the No. 47 wide receiver in the '16 class and he's sure to be a lot higher once evaluated as a tight end.
The Hawkeye tight ends in the Coach Kirk Ferentz Era alone have found success in the NFL. Dallas Clark, Scott Chandler, Brandon Myers, Tony Moeaki, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Allen Reisner and others have played at the highest level after coming through Iowa City.
"I'm very aware of the tradition at Iowa. I know that they have had some great tight ends over the years," Angeline said.
"I think my best asset is that I'm versatile. The strongest part of my game is my receiving ability. I can line up inside and block or split out wide and play some receiver, too," he said.
Angeline will first be allowed to sign a national letter of intent with a college in February of 2016. It allows him plenty of time in the recruiting process.
"I'm approaching it slowly. I'm going to take as much time as possible until I know for sure which school I want to go to," he said.
The Hawkeyes caught the attention of Angeline on Monday. They put themselves in position to land one of the best tight ends in the junior class.
"I definitely want to go on a visit to Iowa," Angeline said.