Wisconsin Receiver Checks Out Hawkeyes

Jaret Curtis kicked up a relationship he just began recently with Iowa by visiting the Big Ten program last weekend. The Wisconsin receiver talked about his Hawkeye stop and the rest of his recruitment with HI.

Iowa recruiting coordinator Seth Wallace contacted Jaret Curtis last week and invited him to Sunday's junior day. The Green Bay (WI) receiver took him up on it despite it being their first conversation.

Curtis heard from Wallace that the Hawkeyes are looking to recruit more in Wisconsin, he said. Their two 2016 verbal commits hail from the state in running back Toren Young and Nate Stanley, a quarterback. They have an offer out to lineman Cole Van Lanen.

"Our relationship is just starting but I'm very optimistic it will be a great relationship in the future," Curtis said.

North Dakota State, Western Michigan and Bowling Green also have played host to Curtis. He said he's heard frequently from Wisconsin, St. Cloud State, South Dakota State, Pittsburgh and Minnesota.

Curtis said he's focusing on three characteristics he'd like to see in a college. They are strong academics, a family atmosphere and a winning tradition. He believes all three are at Iowa.

"I was very, very impressed. Iowa is a top-notch program. They represented themselves very well. The people there are absolutely wonderful. It was a great family atmosphere. The facilities are second to none. They really put a lot of effort and work into them and it showed," he said.

Curtis plays receiver and cornerback at Ashwaubenon High. He said the Hawkeyes see him catching passes.

"I was very pleased with the feedback I got. Coach Wallace talked to me for quite a while. He said he really liked my tape and he said he planned to come in and watch me this spring during baseball and watch me work out," the 5-foot-11, 187-pound Curtis said.

Curtis said he runs the 40-yard dash in around 4.7 seconds. He said he's trying to lower that into the 4.5s.

Curtis plans to study political science in college.

"I want to run for president one day. I love politics," he said.

Barack Obama's office recently replied a letter he sent asking for advice, he said. He received a large packet from the White House.

During his Iowa visit, Curtis spoke with Young, who also made the trip. Curtis warmed up to the idea of leaving the state for college.

"The drive down wasn't bad. It was a scenic drive. I love Wisconsin but I would be more than happy to go down to Iowa," Curtis said.

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