Quarterback is without a doubt one of the most important positions on the field. He's the guy you trust with the football on every play of the game and a guy you count on to be a leader for your football team. Iowa has a good one currently in C.J. Beathard and two stellar backups in Nathan Stanley and Tyler Wiegers. Drew Cook sits behind them and 2017 QB, Peyton Mansell, will be headed to campus after his senior season at Belton High in Texas.
This leaves 2018 wide open and Devin Leary from Timber Creek HS in Sicklerville, NJ could be a strong candidate to fill that spot. Leary was offered a scholarship by coaches Chris White and Greg Davis on Monday evening.
"I was extremely excited," Leary told Scout in regards to the offer from Iowa. "Iowa is a great school and becoming a powerhouse in the Big Ten and their program giving me an opportunity was just incredible."
Leary holds other offers as well, but this is the first offer that hasn't come from an east coast school. Right now he holds offers from UMass, Rutgers, Maryland, Boston College, Wake Forest, Temple, and Syracuse.
"It's still early in the recruiting process, but I think I would definitely put Iowa towards the top of my list," Leary admitted when asked where Iowa stood after he garnered the offer from the Big Ten school.
This would be the second player in the last month to launch the Hawkeyes near the top of their list shortly after receiving the offer. Leary noted Iowa's history of putting players into the NFL as one thing that stuck out early on.
"Their reputation of great football players continuing their career after college and their fan base is great," Leary told Scout when asked what was most attractive about the Hawkeyes.
As far as visits are concerned, Leary did say he wanted to get to Iowa City and visit the campus.
"I definitely want to try to arrange with my family to see Iowa," he admitted.
He'll be in East Piscataway visiting Rutgers this weekend and does want to get to Maryland, Syracuse, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech before making his final decision. As far as that goes, he told me he'd like to make his decision before his junior year concludes.