The top football prospect in the state of Iowa for the 2017 class is offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs of Mount Vernon. He's rated as a four-star recruit, a top 300 prospect overall, and the fourth best offensive tackle overall in the entire Midwest region. The 6-foot-4, 265 pound lineman already holds offers from both of the prized in-state schools, Iowa and Iowa State.
He's visited both the Hawkeyes and Cyclones already, and is also seeing interest from two more Big Ten programs.
"I've been invited to some games for this season," Wirfs said. "I'm visiting Iowa this weekend. Iowa State has invited me for a game, and I could visit there next weekend if it's available. Nebraska and Minnesota also want me to visit them."
Wirfs will be a hot commodity in the 2017 recruiting cycle, and his offer list should only increase from here. He'll be the top priority for both Iowa and Iowa State moving forward, a battle that does not happen often that many times.
The Hawkeyes and Cyclones don't often offer the same in-state prospects for one reason or another, but they are colliding in the pursuit of the best recruit in the state for 2017.
Wirfs did have extremely positive comments for the Hawkeyes, just two days before he travels to Iowa City to see them begin the season in Kinnick Stadium against Illinois State.
"I like them a lot," Wirfs admitted about Iowa. "The coaches and the atmosphere that they provide is incredible."
Despite those remarks, Wirfs is not close to a decision and is not ready to go on the record for which program he currently favors.
"It's a little too early in the process to do that," he shared about naming a top school. "I'll probably wait to make a decision until sometime after next summer. I'm not sure exactly when, though."
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