Perhaps one of the top targets for Iowa regardless of position in the 2018 class is receiver Micah Jones of Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township. The three-star wideout has a strong offer list that includes many of the top midwest programs, including Iowa, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Illinois.
He's visited the Hawkeyes several times already but Jones was back in town to get a glimpse of the CyHawk rivalry in Kinnick Stadium.
"This visit to Iowa was just as good as the other visits there," Jones said to Scout. "It was a night time game so it was even crazier than usual."
Jones did get a quick chance to speak with some members of the Iowa staff both before and after the blowout win over the Cyclones. They were not hesitant in encouraging him to make Iowa City his next home.
"Overall they just said that they wanted me bad there and to 'come home to Iowa'," Jones shared. "I loved it. They're high on my list as they always have been. I love the fan base. I also love the family feel of the coaches and the players."
Jones will soon narrow his list even more, likely announcing a top three in the near future. Iowa hopes to make that cut, and if his visit history is any indication, they will be.
The Hawkeyes passing game was on full display Saturday night and much to the liking of Jones who has paid close attention to that aspect at each of the schools he's considering. Iowa is known for a team that leans to the running game a bit more but the Hawkeye staff has removed any doubt with Jones in regards to the aerial attack.
"It was great to see that," Jones noted about Beathard lighting it up through the air. "I was happy for Coach Kennedy and his wide receivers. They played great. It's definitely something I look for. I needed to see that. I knew they threw the ball and it wasn't a real doubt in my mind."