WIDE RECEIVER FRANK DARBY
Frank Darby is the real big one. The New Jersey wideout verbally committed to the Hawkeyes in the 2016 class. He's about to graduate high school but he was unable to sign with Iowa in February. He still has yet to sign but this visit shows that progress is being made. It is an official visit and should put a bow on him being part of the class. And that's a good thing because Iowa needs wideouts looking beyond the 2016 season. And smart football people have complimented his game to me.
WIDE RECEIVER MAURICE BELL
This is a shock to me as I didn't expect a California kid to spend too much time on Iowa but here we are. A kid from clear out west spending a weekend in Iowa on his own dime is an attention-getter. This isn't just for fun. Maurice Bell serious about the Hawkeyes. Bell told Scout earlier today, "I thought since they took a chance on me that I would give them a fair opportunity. It's rare that they offer a kid from Cali."
I don't have this one as overly serious just yet and we'll know more following his trip but this shows that there's some movement at the very least.
QUARTERBACK KAMRON FIELDS
This is another big move for Iowa. They'd love to wrap up their quarterback early and not have to worry about a signal caller the rest of the way. Kamron Fields is friends with Eno Benjamin and his teammate, wideout Shamond Greenwood, was also just offered by the Hawkeyes recently. Greenwood won't be making the trip with Fields but the Texas quarterback also has a visit planned to Iowa in June. He's very, very serious about Iowa and the commitment of Eno Benjamin only elevated that line of thinking even more. Commit watch.
Fields told Scout earlier today, "It's possible that I could commit."
DEFENSIVE END LEVI DUWA
Levi Duwa is an Iowa native from Mid-Prairie H.S. in Wellman. He does not hold an offer yet but the trajectory of this recruitment shows that it is clearly possible. They know him well. He's visited several times and they keep asking him to return. The Iowa staff's communication also suggests one could be on the way. I don't know if it happens for him this weekend, but if it does, he'll be a Hawkeye sooner rather than later.
Alex Facon is one to keep an eye on. He's a talented wideout that has accrued a lot of attention from the Iowa staff. He will be on hand and is high on the Hawkeyes.