Wide receiver looked like a position that was locked down in the 2017 recruiting cycle just a few weeks ago. However, that has since changed with the de-commitments of Beau Corralles and Gavin Holmes. The Hawkeyes are still in it with Oliver Martin, who seems to be down to Notre Dame, Iowa, and Michigan at this point.
This could make the 2018 class very important at the wide receiver position for Iowa. And it looks like they've gotten a good start with Gurnee, Illinois product, Micah Jones.
The Hawkeyes were the first school to offer the 6'5" wideout and he says they've remained close since day one.
"I talk to coach Seth Wallace the most since he is my recruiting coordinator, but I also talk with coach (Bobby) Kennedy as well," said Jones. "We're really close, I've known them for a long time since they were my first offer."
Jones was in town to see the Hawkeyes spank the in-state Iowa State Cyclones back in September and came away very impressed with the University and the city of Iowa City itself.
"I love the city and the people. I love everything about Iowa. I love the family feel and the support the sports receive," he admitted.
Jones speaks with 2017 running back commit, Ivory Kelly-Martin, all the time about the Hawkeyes and Kelly-Martin is attempting to sway Jones to Iowa City in 2018. Jones also shared that he speaks with 2018 CB target Tyrik Henderson. Henderson was just offered not long ago and lives just about an hour south of Jones in Carol Stream, Illinois.
"I have a top five, but I have not released it yet and won't tell anyone until later," he said when asked about his favorites at this point. However, when asked if the Hawkeyes would reside in his top 5 he told me that they definitely would be in it.
Outside of Iowa, Jones says he hears from Ole Miss, Northwestern, Notre Dame, and Michigan State the most. And we should see a decision in the coming months.
"I will be making my decision in April, not sure what day though," Jones said.
Jones would definitely be a welcomed addition to Iowa's 2018 class if he chooses the Hawkeyes in April. And from the looks of it, Iowa will be in it until the end.