IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa provided the home fans with a show Saturday in blowing out Northwestern, 48-7, at Kinnick Stadium. An interested group of recruits also saw what their futures might hold if they chose the Hawkeyes.
Texas receiver Jerminic Smith accepted Iowa's scholarship offer, verbally committing to the school on Sunday afternoon during his official visit. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder and his coach spoke with HI about that decision.
Senior Defensive Linemen Raequan Williams (Chicago) and Anree Saint-Amour (Atlanta) also officially visited Iowa this past weekend. The former had taken several unofficial trips to see the Hawkeyes.
Nate Stanley, a 2016 quarterback from Menomonie, WI, returned to Iowa City after stopping at Kinnick earlier this season. The Hawkeyes offered him a scholarship in June.
Senior Linebacker Brady Ross visited Iowa again. The Humboldt product has been offered a preferred walk-on opportunity by the Hawkeyes and assistant Reese Morgan dropped by his school during the recent bye week.
Boe Wilson, a '16 offensive lineman from Lee's Summit (MO) West High, made the trip to Iowa City. A group of players from Lake Forest (IL) Academy, including '16s Daniel Joseph and Thomas Schaffer, attended the Northwestern game.
Mount Pleasant Quarterback Joe Hess, a junior, visited Iowa for a second time this season. The same could be said for North Fayette West Union High defensive tackle Juan Harris, a sophomore.
Milwaukee Lutheran's Alvin Burris Jr., a junior linebacker, visited Saturday. Omaha North High receiver Marquise Lewis, a senior, also took an unofficial.
Here are some other prospects spotted at Kinnick Saturday: Zoom Gwamna, kicker, Mount Pleasant; Austin Kluver, kicker, Marshalltown; Drew Thomas, Athlete, Humboldt; Jordan Japenga, athlete, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn; Blake Simons, athlete, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn; Colten Rastetter, punter, Guttenburg Clayton-Ridge.