With 24 commits already in the fold, Iowa will be focused more on retaining their current pledges in the final month leading up to National Signing Day. A few that they have to concentrate more time on are tight end Noah Fant, defensive lineman Cedrick Lattimore, quarterback Nate Stanley, and running back Toks Akinribade.
In Akinribade's case, he's being courted pretty aggressively by Indiana and Syracuse. The Brownsburg, Indiana native has been committed to Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes for quite some time but has been listening to the Hoosiers and the Orange.
Akinribade was recruited by linebackers coach Jim Reid who has since left the Iowa program to become the new defensive coordinator at Boston College, a move made so he could be closer to home and call a defense himself. That change could have had an impact on the fact that Akinribade scheduled an official visit to Indiana. Those plans have since changed.
"I will take an official visit to Iowa for sure but I don't know yet on Indiana," Akinribade told Scout. He was set to take an official visit to Bloomington the weekend of January 22 but that is now the date he will be spending a few days in Iowa City with the Hawkeyes.
Though he did cancel that visit to Indiana, it is not out of the question that he could still make the trip to check out Kevin Wilson's program, a coach that recently received a six-year contract extension with the Hoosiers.
"I'm in contact right now with Syracuse, Indiana, and Iowa," Akinribade confirmed. "Nothing is set for sure yet, though."
"I'm not sure (if I will visit Indiana or Syracuse)," he continued.
Scout will keep you updated on the status of Akinribade's pledge to Iowa and if his visit schedule is modified at all.