Iowa splashed the midwest with a ton of offers to 2018 recruits in the past week. They're approaching the double digit count on offers they've extended to 2018 prospects in the midwest in just the past week.
One of those new top targets is cornerback Tyrik Henderson of Carol Stream, Illinois. Henderson goes to Glenbard North and now holds seven offers. In addition to his new offer from Iowa, Henderson's offers also include the likes of Indiana, Central Michigan, Missouri, Purdue, and Toledo. His updated height and weight is 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds. He's a work in progress physically but he still has plenty of time to develop that bulk and strength.
The skills and tool set he already possesses are what's attracting college coaches. Iowa was just the latest.
"I'm really grateful and proud that a school like Iowa has offered," Henderson said. "It's a program whose motto is hard work and any athlete in the recruiting process should admire that. The program there really focuses on the players and how they prepare them for the real world."
Many may wonder how he's picked up on some of the inner workings of Iowa and how he knows what they're about so well. He shares a very close bond with a current member of the team which has given him that clear understanding.
"I visited Iowa and the most exciting thing about it was to see (my friend) Manny Rugamba play live for the first time," Henderson explained. "We are friends but we are very, very close. He always took me in the right direction. I've played with and against him and I've always enjoyed every second of it."
"Iowa is definitely much more attractive because Manny is there," he continued. "But it was also an exciting environment for pregame and during the game."
Though Henderson loved his visit to Iowa for the Nebraska game and does have that very close relationship with Rugamba, he is maintaining a process with a level head and not jumping to any declarations or conclusions.
"I don't really have a favorite or leader," he admitted. "Everyone is the same in my eyes. I'm just still understanding and learning more about this process while it's still early."