Hawkeyes Start Fast with Young

Iowa Assistant Coach Chris White made some recruiting stops in and around the nation's capital earlier this week. One of the players he checked out was 2016 wide receiver Devonte Young, who talked with HI about the Hawkeyes and the rest of his recruitment.

Iowa believes in its ability to identify talent. It's not stuck on star ratings or a player's scholarship offer list.

The Hawkeye staff saw something in receiver Devonte Young. The junior from Gwynn Park High in Brandywine, MD picked up his first scholarship offer from the Big Ten school.

Iowa Assistant Chris White visited Young at Gwynn Park this week.

"He talked to me about how I was doing in school and football," Young said. "We also talked about when I was taking the SAT and to see when it's possible for me to visit Iowa."

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Young said he would like to see Iowa City in the spring.

"I know that they have a good academic program and football team that looks like it's right for me. I think they're good in football and that they have a powerful bond," Young said.

Towson, Temple, Boston College and Purdue also are recruiting Young, he said. He plays receiver and linebacker for Gwynn Park.

"I think I'm best at wide receiver. I would like to improve on my footwork and quickness," he said. "For defense I would like to improve on the angles I take to make tackles."

White let Young know the Hawkeyes think highly of him.

"He said he liked my highlight film so far and he likes my size," Young said.

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