FOUR NEW OFFERS
I think this is one to keep an eye on, folks. Stewart was really excited about the offer from Iowa and this wasn't the first contact between the two sides, either. He is one to look out for because a relationship has been established on this one for some time. The Hawkeyes are the first Big Ten school to offer and he is visiting on March 6 for the Iowa junior day.
Werner is a teammate of Ben Stewart's at Indianapolis Cathedral High School. He's a more national name already and the fight for him will be fierce. I'm not confident Iowa will be much of a factor in this race.
The junior from Detroit has a fast-growing offer sheet. Iowa probably needed to jump in much sooner here to put up much of a fight for his services. He'll likely head Michigan State's way but other offers could push it into a different direction.
Stepp is an outstanding 2018 prospect and it was very smart by Iowa to jump in this early because this will be a national recruitment. He'll be one of the top midwest prospects, and may be one of the top prospects nationally a year from now.
Defensive back Omar Truitt was cited for an OWI just after midnight early Sunday morning. The University sent out a release earlier today acknowledging the arrest. They are still gathering all the information from the case and will rule on it afterwards. He of course will be subject to the student life code of conduct from the university as well as team rules set by the football program. A suspension is usually the punishment in cases such as this. I will say this; with Iowa being over the scholarship limit at this point, now is not the time to be exhibiting poor behavior.
IOWA STILL LOOKING GOOD FOR COLBERT
There has been some Nebraska buzz in this recruitment but I did some checking here and I still believe it is all Iowa. Sometimes some drama has to be created to make the college announcement more of a mystery and I think that's what's happening here. No drama to me. Hawkeye. He'll visit Iowa City March 18.
HAWKS HAVE TO WAIT ON KALLENBERGER
Kallenberger is certainly a lean to the Hawkeyes. There's no denying that. But it might be more difficult than once believed. Oklahoma has been turning up the heat and could be close to offering. He will not make a decision until he and his family are able to visit Norman. That is a trip where he believes an offer could be extended. It is something to keep an eye on for sure.
ENO BENJAMIN TO TAKE IN IOWA CITY
Top 100 recruit Eno Benjamin announced his visit schedule via his twitter account earlier today. He named Iowa his leader a few months ago and he'll visit the Hawkeyes on March 11. That visit will be apart of a trip that also includes visits to Texas, Texas A&M, Michigan, Ohio State, Northwestern, and Kansas. Iowa is certainly in it but they'll have their hands full for the duration.
EYE ON THE ENEMIES
The Cyclones added an in-state commitment earlier today. Defensive end O'Rien Vance of Cedar Rapids Washington chose to join the Iowa State class early. He's a prospect that has a chance to be a very good pass rusher off the edge and had been hearing from both the Hawkeyes and Cyclones. Iowa State jumped in early, almost as soon as Matt Campbell was hired as head coach. This was a priority for them and a good strategy for them to try to make some in-roads into eastern Iowa.