Witts Feels Close to Iowa Offer

A recent conversation with Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz encouraged Justin Witt. He came away feeling he was close to receiving the Hawkeye scholarship offer he covets.

Justin Witt wants Iowa. He's waiting to see if the Hawkeyes want him.

The 2016 Illinois offensive lineman attended Iowa's elite junior day earlier this month. He's become very familiar with the school and program.

"That was my fourth visit (to Iowa). That is where I'm most comfortable. I would like to play there for my college football career," the 6-foot-6, 240-pound high school junior said.

Witt reports scholarship offers from Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio) and Toledo. The Lincoln-Way West (New Lenox) High product felt good about where he sat with the Hawkeyes after his recent stop at the school.

"Getting to meet with the head coach (Kirk Ferentz) at the end and talk about where I stand with them was great," Witt said. "He explained that I am very close to an offer it just takes time because they want to make sure they get the right fit."

Iowa offensive line coach Brian Ferentz, the head coach's son, is leading the program's recruitment of Witt.

"I feel we have a good thing going on and he is definitely one of my favorite coaches," Witt said. "I can really see me playing for him one day."

Witt said he hasn't talked specific position with the Hawkeyes.

"I feel as if I will be playing tackle in college," he said.

Witt said he will be visiting Miami this weekend. He said he's also hearing from Syracuse, Ohio State and Illinois frequently. He's also eagerly anticipating his next contact with the Hawkeyes.

"It feels like they will offer me. They just want to make sure I'm a good fit," he said

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