Witt Takes in Hawkeye Experience

Iowa played host to Joliet (IL) Catholic's Tyler Witt during last month's elite junior day. The physical offensive lineman talked with HI about the stop and the rest of his recruitment.

Tyler Witt witnessed at Iowa last month a lot of what he sees regularly at his Joliet (IL) Catholic High School. It was calming and welcoming.

"The strength program there is similar to ours, so seeing weight lifting belts and chalk made me feel more at home," he said.

Iowa played host to the junior offensive lineman at its elite junior day. He visited Miami (Ohio) a week later. He's scheduled to be at Illinois at the end of February.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Witt has visited Champaign before. He also has stopped at Michigan, Michigan State and Western Michigan. He said Iowa felt unique.

"This was my first time visiting and it stood apart from other schools I've visited because of the campus being part of town," Witt said. "I really want to go back and see it in the spring or summer because the snow made it hard to see the beauty of the campus."

The Hawkeyes told Witt they'll continue to evaluate him, he said.

"They'll be in touch with me going forward. I loved Coach (Brian) Ferentz and his coaching philosophy. I also enjoyed the new facilities they built," Witt said.

Witt plays tackle for Joliet Catholic but sees himself moving inside at the next level.

"As a player, I'm best at driving kids off the ball and finishing blocks. I'm also very good at pulling and finishing blocks on the run, too," he said.

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