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Iowa Jumps Into Top Group for Major 2018 St. Louis Prospect

Iowa jumps into the top group for a major St. Louis prospect in the 2018 class.

Iowa was one of the first schools to express interest in 2018 St. Louis athlete Dallas Craddieth and it is beginning to pay dividends. The junior-to-be visited the Hawkeyes this weekend for the second time in his recruiting process. Holding four offers to date, Craddieth should have his recruitment expand even more over the course of the next year. He's a heck of an athlete that can play both sides of the football, being recruited as both a receiver and a safety at this time.

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Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes like Craddieth on the defensive side of the ball. And they are beginning to surge for his services.

"It was a great visit," Craddieth said. "Out of my offers, Iowa and Missouri are up there in the lead as of now."

Memphis and Wisconsin have also offered Craddieth. The Hazelwood Central product will be one of the heaviest recruited prospects in Missouri for the 2018 cycle. It is a great group of prospects in Missouri as well, specifically in St. Louis. Not only is there Craddieth, but also defensive end Ronnie Perkins, defensive tackles Trevor Trout and Michael Thompson, wide receivers Cameron Brown and Kamryn Babb are all from St. Louis and hold offers from Iowa. All of them also hold offers from Missouri which should have the Hawkeyes and Tigers butting heads on the recruiting trail often.

"It would be nice to go to school with at least one of those guys," Craddieth admitted about the St. Louis contingent. 

His interest in Iowa is admittedly high and his relationship with the staff is moving in a positive direction as well.

"It's getting stronger," he shared about his relationship with the Iowa coaches. "The coaching staff and how long they've been there is one of the main draws to their school. It attracted me from the beginning."

Kirk Ferentz made sure to spend some face-time with Craddieth on his visit over the weekend.

"Meeting Coach Ferentz was the best part," Craddieth explained about the trip. "I didn'get to meet him last time so meeting him was really cool and a little exciting."


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