Three-star running back Sam Brodner has been on the market for about a month after de-committing from Vanderbilt. During that span he accrued interest from several programs, especially Wisconsin, Illinois, and Syracuse. A new school has now entered the mix as Brodner confirmed that Kirk Ferentz and Iowa have now jumped into the picture.
"Iowa came by the school today and I was offered by Kirk Ferentz and his son Brian Ferentz," Brodner told Scout. "They said they waited to offer until today because something happened with one of their guys."
It has been an eventful week for Brodner. He picked up an offer from the Badgers to start things off.
"Wisconsin called me on Sunday and offered," he shared. "I set my official visit with them a couple days ago. I'll be visiting them this weekend. They have a great reputation for running backs."
The Hawkeyes did offer Brodner as a running back despite having two running backs in the class already committed in Toks Akinribade and Toren Young. They are pushing to get his final visit on the weekend of January 29 but they have some competition for that spot.
"Coach Ferentz really wants me to visit on the 29th," Brodner pointed out. "I still have to talk it over with my parents and think about it. I have to look at all my options. That last visit will be to either Iowa or Illinois."
With three schools in the picture and less than two weeks until Signing Day, Brodner has no favorites but won't wait until the final day to make his college decision.
"I can't say who number one is," he explained. "I'll know after I make the visits. When I decide will depend on the visits. I only have 13 days left or so. I'll make my decision before Signing Day but after my visits."