Iowa may be closer to finding their quarterback for the 2017 class. They'd still like to land one, as just about every school sets out to secure one quarterback in each recruiting class. It is no time to panic just yet for the Hawkeyes. After all, in 2016 they signed four-star signal caller Nate Stanley of Menomonie, Wisconsin. They not only beat the in-state Badgers for his services but Michigan State as well.
In 2015, the Hawkeyes landed both Ryan Boyle and Drew Cook from right in their own backyard of the state of Iowa. Boyle has since moved to wideout, at least for the Spring Game. It is a move I think will wind up being permanent. Cook has remained under center for now despite skepticisms that he would project best at a different position.
So fast forward now to the 2017 class, and though they want a good quarterback, there isn't as much pressure after signing Stanley back in February.
The name most associated with the spot has been Kamron Fields of Garland, Texas. He plays for Lakeview Centennial, holds an offer, and is the teammate of wide receiver target Shamond Greenwood that is very high on the recruiting board for Iowa. Fields has also already visited Iowa City.
However, the drum beats are beginning to grow louder that it could end up being someone other than Fields. He's held off in any kind of college decision so far and is still collecting new offers. Meanwhile, Iowa is still evaluating other quarterback prospects and even offered another Texan at the position in Peyton Mansell of Belton.
Mansell also has offers from the likes of North Dakota State and Southern Mississippi. His recruitment continues to expand and should take even more shape as the summer moves on. However, it may not last that far.
Iowa has already seen Mansell throw in person and he has scheduled a visit to Iowa set for June 17. Mansell confirmed the date to Scout and added that he'd also visit Minnesota the following day.
Find out more RIGHT HERE about the trip and the recruiting situation as a whole in regards to the quarterback position.