With about 9 days between Iowa's game against Iowa State and the one against Northern Iowa, the coaching staff hit the recruiting trail a bit.
Assistant coach, Kirk Speraw, was in Raleigh, NC on Tuesday night to visit 2020 shooting guard Carson Mccorkle.
"He watched me play and told me I was welcome to come up anytime I wanted to. He talked to me about the game a bit, it was good," he told Scout on Tuesday night.
Mccorkle is just a freshman, but already has offers from Iowa, Georgia Tech, and N.C. State. He also said that he is hearing from several different schools at this time as well.
However, the Hawkeyes may have a leg up in this one considering they were the first school to offer Mccorkle over the summer after they watched him play in Las Vegas.
"They were my first offer, but it came a little after Vegas, not sure when exactly," he said when asked about the Iowa offer.
It was coach Speraw and head man Fran McCaffery that watched him play in Vegas and Mccorkle appreciated getting the chance to sit down and talk with McCaffery during his visit to Iowa City, IA over the summer.
"I went and visited in the summer, I saw some of the campus, but mainly sat with coach Fran and talked with him. It was great," he admitted about the visit.
Outside of sitting with Fran and talking he said the highlight was getting to see the arena and the other facilities. Oh, and he also got to meet Iowa's senior shooting guard, Peter Jok, along with some other players.
As you'd expect, he doesn't have any real favorites at this point, but it is going to bode well for Iowa that they've gotten in on the action so early in his process. He's likely going to be sought after by many schools during his four year high school career, so we'll have to wait and see how this one plays out.
He told me that he finished with 14 points tonight, but his team lost in overtime to one of the better teams in the state of North Carolina.