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4-star Senior Kendrick Green Enjoys Iowa Official Visit

Kendrick Green discusses his official visit to Iowa.

Iowa was able to host newly-minted four-star senior Kendrick Green on an official visit over the weekend. The Hawkeyes are attempting to keep Green away from Minnesota and home-state Illinois. 

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The Peoria native was recently named a four-star by Scout and has been recruited on both the offensive and defensive lines. The official visit gave him some clarity on his position for the Hawkeyes.

"It seems like Iowa likes me more at center," Green said. "They have been mentioning the interior of the offensive line more. I don't know what their depth is like at defensive tackle but they told me I could be a three-year starter or more on the offensive line. They said if it doesn't work at center, then I'd be a guard. If that didn't work out, I could always be a defensive tackle. It doesn't matter to me. I know that at Iowa playing offense is like playing on defense. They attack and get after it up front."

Clarity on position wasn't the only thing that Green gained from his time in Iowa City. He explained the rest of the trip.

"It was great and I enjoyed it," he noted of his Iowa visit. "The drive is quick so that's a plus. I do kind of want to stay close to home."

"I was able to get a better understanding of Iowa football," Green added. "I found out everything that they're looking for. I got a great tour of the campus. I got a great view of the facilities and they're second to none."

What did the visit do for Iowa's chances? Green confirmed it was a net positive for the Hawkeyes.

"It definitely helped them out 100 percent," he shared. "I have a better feel for their campus. Being around their players was huge because I got their take on everything. Players won't lie. They all told me how much they love it at Iowa."

"My host was Alaric Jackson," Green continued. "He was a great host. He's tough. He's going to be good."

Green did take time to state what would be next for him in his recruitment, including if he would still be taking the official visit to Illinois this upcoming weekend.

"I'm not sure right now if I'll still visit Illinois this weekend," he commented. "I don't know if it'll be this weekend but I do still plan on visiting Illinois. It will happen sometime. But I'll make my college decision when it feels right. I'll pull the trigger when I feel it. I don't have a date set. It'll probably happen after I visit Illinois and it's time to start thinking about it."


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