Versatile Prendergast Interests Iowa

Illinois junior Matt Prendergast recently visited Iowa for its elite junior day. He spoke to HI about the stop and what he's hearing from the Hawkeyes.

Matt Prendergast doesn't know all of the ins and outs of the Iowa football program but he has a pretty good handle on an important piece of history. It's something that attracts the Hawkeyes to the junior from Nazareth Academy (La Grange, IL) junior.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder represents a figurative pile of clay the Iowa staff can mold.

"They said that I had good size. They didn't really say what position they're recruiting me at but I went with the defensive linemen during the positional meetings. I really don't have a preference to be honest. I'm open to playing anything really. They have recruited high school tight ends and defensive ends and made them into offensive linemen and I would be open to that, too," Prendergast said.

The Hawkeyes played host to Prendergast earlier this month at their elite junior day.

"I really liked the facilities and all the coaches seemed like genuine guys," he said.

A multi-sport athlete earlier in his schooling, Prendergast decided to focus on football alone his junior year. He played mostly tight end for the Road Runners but also received saw time at defensive end.

Prendergast's father and brother attended Illinois but the Illini haven't shown much interest in him to date. He has heard from Miami (Ohio), Indiana, Western Michigan and Connecticut.

Miami will play host to Prendergast this weekend. He said he will be stopping at Western Michigan sometime next month.


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