One of the biggest remaining targets left on the board for Iowa in the 2017 recruiting cycle is four-star athlete Russ Yeast of Greenwood (Ind.) Center Grove. Despite residing in Indiana, he's been all over the midwest, including stops in Ohio and Kentucky.
The Hawkeyes are recruiting the dynamic athlete as a cornerback, which is where Scout projects him to have the best future as well. Some still like him as a receiver, specifically Louisville. The Cardinals are also among his top group along with Illinois, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Auburn, and Iowa.
He's visited each school already and it is time for the official visits to be scheduled.
"They're in the works," Yeast said to Scout. "We are still trying to match the best dates."
The first has been set according to Yeast.
"Auburn on September 3 is the only one officially set right now," he confirmed. Yeast was offered by the Tigers soon after his de-commitment from Kentucky. The SEC has always been a big attraction to him. However, that won't stop the Hawkeyes from being a major threat for his services. In fact, they've shown the most interest in him for several months.
"It's pretty much the same in that Iowa is recruiting me the hardest," he pointed out. "But all the others have turned up the heat."
And that should be expected as we get closer to National Signing Day. Perspective teams know more about their class and what is manageable and they know more now who they have space for and who they won't. Once that is concluded, and it appears as it has in several cases, they then put on the heavy pursuit.