Knutson Adding Offers, Still Eying Iowa

Indiana OL Ben Knutson has piled up several offers so far, including two in the Big Ten. Despite Iowa not yet jumping forward with an opportunity for him, the Penn High product still holds the Hawkeyes in high regard.

Ben Knutson's recruitment continued to move at a steady pace. Already having secured scholarship offers from Purdue and Eastern Michigan, a junior day stop at Indiana yielded an opportunity from the Hoosiers a few weeks ago.

The Boilermakers jumped in with the in-state offensive lineman first, offering him in November. Eastern came forward last month, a few weeks before he visited the school.

"Both said that they would like to see me compete at camp still, but they like what they see from film," the Penn High (Mishawaka, IN) product said.

Knutson (6-8, 280) also stopped at Iowa's elite junior day in January.

"It was good. The new facilities are very impressive. I got to talk to Coach (Brian) Ferentz and he basically said that they are interested and will continue to evaluate me as a player and see if I will fit with Iowa," he said.

"They have not offered yet but I'm still very interested."

Knutson excels on both lines in high school but colleges see him at offensive tackle. He said he's also hearing from Western Michigan, Pittsburgh, Illinois, Bowling Green and Toledo.

"I will be going to Western and Purdue (for upcoming visits). That's what I know for sure right now," he said.

Knutson still is working on his summer camp schedule.

"I haven't decided on where I'll camp and won't until I know when everyone is having theirs," he said.

Knutson, who plans to study business in college, isn't looking to drag out the recruiting process but he's also not backing himself into any corners.

"I'd like to have a decision by the start of my senior season but that's flexible. I feel like when I know, I'll know," he said.

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