The Iowa class haasn't really grown in quite some time, at least not significantly, but they continue to rise up the team rankings because their current commits continue to receive a boost. In the last few Scout rankings releases, quarterback commit Nate Stanley and defensive tackle commit Cedrick Lattimore have been given four-star honors.
Stanley and Lattimore have now received another jolt which could push Iowa up the team rankings even more, possibly a top 25 finish. Nate Stanley of Wisconsin and Cedrick Lattimore of Michigan are now members of the Scout 300. They began the year as three-star prospects but both have risen up significantly ever since because of their on-field production, their measurables, and a bit more exposure as Scout was able to go out and see both in person a bit more. Combine the live evaluations with what is shown on tape, and the Hawkeyes are getting two gems.
Nate Stanley is ranked as the country's 234th best prospect overall while Cedrick Lattimore is slotted in at number 295.
Full Scout 300 rankings can be seen HERE.
Quarterback Nate Stanley is not only just a great football player but quite an all-around athlete. He is also a terrific hoops player and has been a regular this year in dunking the basketball and he's also a fine baseball player. Some believe Stanley could be taken in the MLB Draft as a pitcher. He's already throwing more than 90 mph as a high school senior.
Defensive lineman Cedrick Lattimore is a scheme-versatile player. He can move around along the defensive line. Lattimore has a chance to make an impact at either defensive tackle or defensive end. He has incredible size and a frame to put on even more good weight and still keep his quickness and athleticism. I don't think he's identical to him, but he could fill a similar role and be as productive as current Hawkeye lineman Jaleel Johnson. He comes from the same high school as Desmond King so there's already been quite the success in recruiting at East English Village Prep in Detroit.
Stay tuned to Scout as even more rankings outside the Scout 300 will soon be released in the final unveiling as we inch closer to National Signing Day on the first Wednesday in February.