Chicago's Christian Picks Up Iowa Offer

Iowa jumped in with a scholarship offer Sunday for Dominic Christian, a senior athlete from Hales Franciscan in Chicago.

The Iowa coaches long have leaned on evaluating senior film to find late-emerging prospects. While the recruiting clock has sped up to the point where that's more difficult these days, the Hawkeyes have continued to rely on the approach.

Iowa liked what it saw from Chicago's Dominic Christian this fall. The Hawkeyes had him on campus for the Wisconsin game last month. Sunday, they offered a scholarship.

"Coach Brian Ferentz told me. He told me that when Coach (Phil) Parker finally got to see me in a competitive manner at my basketball. That when he knew that I was their kind of guy. I was tough, physical and everything they were looking for," Christian said.

The Hawkeyes said they liked the 6-foot-2, 175-pounder at cornerback. Ball State, Central Michigan, Nevada, Northern Illinois, Toledo and other programs have offered at wide receiver.

"It makes it hard. Now I have to decide whether to play defense for Iowa or offense for someone else," Christian said.

Christian stands out at quarterback and defensive back for Hales Franciscan High. He's good friends with another top target for Iowa, Raequan Williams.

"I prefer playing offense but I would mind playing defense,' Christian said.

While position choice will weigh heavily into his final decision, Christian is looking at the big picture as well. It's about finding the place that meets all of his needs.

"I really have to think about the options for my future," he said.

Christian officially visited Nevada. He said he has not planned any more officials at this time.

Christian said he hoped to make his decision sometime next week.

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