Iowa NSD Profile: DT Cedrick Lattimore

Profiling and breaking down the latest Iowa signee, defensive tackle Cedrick Lattimore.

HOMETOWN: Detroit, Michigan (East English Village Prep)
POSITION: Defensive Tackle
RANKING: Four-Star, SCOUT300 Member, #2 DT in Midwest, #28 DT in Country
SIZE: 6-5/270

RECRUITING STORY: There wasn't a whole lot to this story. He committed to Iowa over Minnesota and a handful of MAC offers. Other Big Ten and Power 5 programs have jumped in since and tried to make an impact and sway him but Lattimore did not bite. Michigan State has also offered Lattimore but he has remained loyal to his pledge to the Hawkeyes and never even considered a visit to East Lansing. He has also been a driving force behind a few other recruits that gave Iowa heavy consideration.

EVALUATION: He's a great-sized kid who continued to improve throughout his high school career. He can play inside or outside in college, and may end up best as a five-tech player along the defensive line. He's athletic, light on his feet for how big he is, and shows good ability in pursuit. He plays with a good motor. Lattimore must continue to improve with his hands and playing with consistent pad level but considering his tools and him picking up football later than most, his upside is tremendous. - Scout Midwest Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu

Lattimore is big-bodied and comes in at a position of need. He's one of the few signees that could see immediate playing time because of how much they're rebuilding at defensive end, especially if Drew Ott is unable to receive his medical waiver. I can see a scenario where Lattimore helps out early on in his career as a defensive end but finishes up at defensive tackle once he's in the program for a few years, builds on his strength, and adds another 25-30 pounds. - Hawkeye Insider Publisher Derek Young

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