Derek Young of Hawkeye Insider takes the first look at the Iowa recruiting efforts for the 2017 class and gauges the temperature of some notable recruitments that will be of interest to Iowa fans.
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All good here. No problems. And he's really good. Multiple year starter for the future in my opinion.
Visited Iowa State during the season but I think all is well. Hawkeyes in control.
On again. Off again. On again. Off again. But I think he's all Iowa as long as they want him.
This is another really good player. I like his future and he was always going to go Iowa's way as soon as they offered.
5-star. Hawkeye legacy. Nobody will ever be able to say how big this commitment was.
He really likes Iowa and they lead at one time. I think that has dissipated some now. I think Michigan is up there, too. I think Oklahoma State is. TCU and Baylor will be attractive if they offer. He'll visit Ohio State and they may offer. His Iowa visit is on March 11 and that has to be a fantastic visit and blow him away.
His visit is now on for this weekend. I think Iowa lands him during the trip or soon thereafter.
Stewart also visits Iowa's junior day on Sunday. He really likes the Hawkeyes and has a great relationship with the staff. He'll be there with teammates Pete Werner and Markese Stepp. He should have a fine time. I wouldn't rule out a possible commitment here or soon thereafter, but I'm not counting on it.
He originally wasn't going to visit this weekend because he made it to Iowa's first junior day. He doesn't need to come and still is. Commit Watch.
The Illinois prospect could be a safety or running back. I might like him in the secondary the most. He has an Iowa offer and is visiting. The two sides have been close for a while so this is another prospect to keep an eye on this weekend in terms of a possible commitment.
Jones is traveling a far way to make it in for Iowa's junior day and that sends a strong message about his interest in the Hawkeye program. This is serious stuff and huge for Iowa because they love him. They want him badly. It might not happen this weekend but his presence in Iowa City on Sunday does speak volumes.
The quarterback from Texas has one offer and it's from Iowa. Because of that, there's always going to be some intrigue here.
Lewis has a handful of offers so it's not similar to Fields' situation. Iowa has had success in New Jersey and he comes from a very good high school program. He wants to visit Iowa over the summer.
Clair is visiting Iowa once again this weekend. He's listed with an offer but I'm not all that sure the Hawkeyes are pushing very hard here.
I think Iowa would like to have Fleet-Davis but it'll be tougher to get the Maryland prospect in town. It could happen over the summer. The Terrapins have offered.
The Kentucky commit is a really good prospect from Toledo. I like his talents. He has stayed in contact with new Iowa recruiting coordinator Kelvin Bell and he's planning on visiting the Hawkeyes very soon. This is one to keep an eye on.
Missouri offered and I'm almost certain that is where the Columbia native ends up but it's difficult to keep him in the 'cold' category because he'll be visiting the Hawkeyes' junior day this weekend.
Eley is a Maryland prospect and a very talented linebacker that Iowa would love to have him. He's actually planning on making a visit over the summer.
Werner is visiting with his teammate Ben Stewart who also holds an Iowa offer. But he also holds offers from Ohio State and Notre Dame. The Buckeyes and Fighting Irish should be the favorites but he is tagging along for the trip in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes will have a chance to impress him.
There's Iowa connections here and he's already visited. I think he makes a return trip at some point but it may have to wait until the summer. Things will likely heat up then.
His parents both went to Michigan State. They both graduated from Michigan State. He grew up a fan of Michigan State. The Spartans offered this week. It's hard to see him going anywhere else.
The offers have poured in for Daniels in the past two weeks. He added them from Michigan, Ole Miss, USC, Colorado, and most notably Texas and LSU. Oklahoma State has also offered already and that's where his brother goes. It's tough to see Iowa contending with that kind of lineup.