Iowa has lost a few commits recently, including two receivers in Gavin Holmes and Beau Corrales, so they're going back to the recruiting board and directing focus on new targets. That took shape not long ago as Kirk Ferentz and Iowa extended a new scholarship offer to a wide receiver committed to an SEC program.
Jafar Armstrong is a wideout from the Kansas City area that grew up fond of Missouri and he wasted little time committing to the Tigers once they offered. Iowa was another school that had expressed strong interest in him. They chose not to offer over the Spring and Summer but have doubled back to make him a priority once again.
"They actually offered last night," Armstrong said to Scout.
Armstrong is a bigger target at 6-foot and 200 pounds but hails from a notorious program on the Kansas side that has produced a lot of FBS prospects in the last decade. A lot of those have ended up at Kansas or Missouri. One you might remember is current Denver Broncos defensive end Shane Ray, who was a star for Gary Pinkel at Mizzou. Iowa will take their swing and they're definitely on Armstrong's radar.
"It's definitely a big offer," he noted about the Hawkeyes. "I've always liked Iowa. They've always been on a list of schools I liked. It's nice to receive an offer from them. I visited a couple times before I committed to Missouri."
He may have taken those visits and like Iowa but he is staying firmly committed to the Tigers for now. If the Hawkeyes do swing his recruitment back in their favor, it'll probably be in large part due to LeVar Woods and Djimon Colbert.
"I spoke with Coach Woods and he's been recruiting me the whole time," Armstrong explained. "He's a great guy. My teammate Djimon Colbert is my guy and he's committed to Iowa. He's my guy. It definitely makes them look better because he's there."