It was a visit that was well celebrated when it was scheduled and it lived up to the hype. Texas commit Kobe Boyce, a cornerback from Dallas, took a visit to Iowa City for the weekend to attend the big recruiting event called the Hawkeye Tailgater. It went very well for both sides.
Boyce is a three-star prospect with offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Duke Houston, Iowa State, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, SMU, and Texas A&M in addition to the Longhorns and Hawkeyes. It was quite a move by Iowa to convince him to visit and he raved about his time on campus.
"I enjoyed it a lot," Boyce said. "My favorite parts were seeing the stadium and meeting with the players."
It is no surprise that Boyce enjoyed his time with the players. He was a former high school teammate of current Hawkeye corner Josh Jackson as they played together at Lake Dallas High School. That relationship likely made him a bit more comfortable in Iowa City.
Not only that, but he's also close with the other Texans that made the trip in commit Eno Benjamin, cornerback target Matt Hankins, and wide receiver target Gavin Holmes.
When asked if Iowa had made ground on Texas, Boyce delivered a pretty revealing answer.
"You could say that," he admitted. "I had some very good conversations. It was just very welcoming down there."
The third best cornerback in Texas, Boyce responded, "I think so" when asked if Iowa was a contender to Texas and if there was an opening for them.
The Longhorns commit also has plans to see Iowa again in the future after getting his first taste of the campus this weekend.
"I'll most likely (take an official visit there," Boyce pointed out. "I loved the atmosphere there and the people."