Iowa Extends Offer to Boateng

Iowa continued digging into the Dallas area Friday when it extended a scholarship offer to Arlington Lamar High product Kofi Boateng. The productive wide receiver talked with HI about the Hawkeye opportunity and where things stand with he and the Big Ten school.

Iowa has turned to double-teaming Kofi Boateng. That's how much the Hawkeyes like the Texas wide receiver.

Boateng reported Friday that Iowa offered him a scholarship. He said the Big Ten school followed opportunities extended to him by, among others, Arizona State, Boston College, California, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State, Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and Washington.

Assistant LeVar Woods recruits the Arlington Lamar High junior's area for the Hawkeyes. He'll also be hearing more from his potential position coach, Bobby Kennedy.

"We've talked and I have a pretty steady relationship going with (Woods). Now, I will be communicating with both him and Coach Kennedy," Boateng said

"(The offer) was a surprise. Even though they have been recruiting me for a while, I wasn't really expecting it to come now."

The Hawkeyes likely have some catching up to do in their pursuit of Boateng (6-0, 170). He said that Maryland, Arizona State, Texas Tech and Ole Miss are the schools standing out to him right now.

"I think (Iowa) is a nice school. They have a good tradition going there and also produce good NFL talent. It's a school that I'll look into more," he said.

Boateng will need some more convincing before committing to a Hawkeye visit.

"I'd put (the chance) at a medium right now. It could progress to me making it out there as I look more into the program," he said.

With so many schools to get to know, Boateng is taking his time with the recruiting process.

"It will start to get narrowed down after (Texas high school) spring ball is finished. I want the colleges recruiting me to come and see other kids at my school who they might deem worthy of an offer. I won't probably make a decision until late summer or next season," he said.

"Location won't be a factor when I choose what school I want to commit to, but as of now, for visiting, I kind of have to pick and choose where I want to go and see."

Boateng is considering college majors in engineering or medicine.

As a junior, Boateng caught 66 passes for 1,023 yards and 15 touchdowns. He earned first-team all-district honors.

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