"They're my leader right now," Balous said.
Balous' calling card is speed. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety from McKinney (TX) North High ran a 4.39-second, 40-yard dash at the Dallas Nike Football SPARQ Combine in early May. He posted the fastest time among more than 1,700 athletes at the event.
Balous, the son of former Oklahoma running back Johnnie Balous, also jumped 34.4 inches on his vertical and recored a 4.22-second pro agility at the combine. He completed the 100 meters at the district meet this spring in 10.34.
Assistant Bobby Kennedy is leading Iowa's recruitment of Balous.
"I haven't really talked with them recently. They've been sending letters telling me about Iowa. I still do think that Iowa would be a good school to go to," Balous said.
The Hawkeyes were the first school to offer a scholarship to Balous.
"I want to visit Iowa," he said.
Balous said that he would "most likely" take more official visits after stopping at Kansas State this weekend. He's targeting the time after his season ends for making a commitment.
Balous, who posted 110 tackles as a junior, would like to run track in college as well as play football. He's considering a Chemical Engineering major.
Scout.com as the No. 76 safety nationally in the Class of 2015.