One of the key visitors for Iowa on Sunday that did not hold an offer was St. Charles (Ill.) North tight end Griffin Hammer. Hammer does hold offers from Illinois and a handful of MAC schools. He's a three-star tight end that stands at 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds.
Hammer's visit to Iowa City could not have went better and he came away thrilled with the football program despite not walking away with an offer.
"It was great," he said to Scout afterwards. "The Iowa facilities and coaches were both great and I can't wait to get back for another visit."
He went into more detail about the positives he was able to leave with following his first trip to the Hawkeye campus.
"The school provides a great education," Hammer shared. "The proximity to home is good and the coaches and facilities are top of the line. It's really everything you look for in a school."
Jacob Coons is already committed to Iowa and could be a tight end. But he also has the capability to be an outside linebacker should the Hawkeyes elect to play him on defense. Feedback that Hammer received from the Hawkeye staff may shine a light on their plan for Coons.
"Iowa is recruiting me as a tight end," he pointed out. "It'd be more of a flex tight end and they're looking to add one. We both have a high interest in each other at this point. They did not mention anything about a possible offer yet but they did say that I will be hearing from them a lot more."
What would an Iowa offer mean to Hammer? Quite a bit according to the highly-recruited tight end from the midwest.
"Currently, yes, if Iowa were to offer they would be at the top."