Last month, Iowa Recruiting Coordinator Seth Wallace stopped by Chicago's Hales Franciscan High to further this relationship with senior Dominic Christian. The versatile athlete returned the favor on Saturday when he visited the Hawkeyes for their game with Wisconsin.
With 17 known verbal commitments in the 2015 Class, Iowa probably has, at most, a half dozen scholarships to hand out. Christian, who is being recruited by the Hawkeyes as a cornerback, could land one of those rides depending on how things play out in the next few months.
"I spoke with coach Wallace and coach (Phil) Parker (Saturday) and they said they want to make sure I'm the right kid for the program and want to develop a relationship before anything," the 6-foot-2, 175-pound Christian said. "So, they'll keep in touch with me and visit my school to develop that relationship."
Christian, who plays quarterback at Hales Franciscan, reports scholarship offers from Ball State, Central Michigan, Colgate, Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Nevada and Toledo. He said he's hearing from Syracuse, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Connecticut and Iowa State.
"I have an official (visit) with Nevada scheduled for the (Dec.) 11th," he said.
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When he lands in Reno next month, Christian will have his Iowa experience to use as a measuring stick.
"The atmosphere and hospitality of the fans (at Iowa) stood out, and the way the coaches didn't sugar coat anything," he said. "The facilities also are nice."