Most Hawkeye fans know that it was a huge football recruiting weekend in Iowa City this past weekend. However, we can't forget about the hoopers.
Raleigh, NC guard and 2020 prospect, Carson Mccorkle, was in town to see the Iowa Hawkeyes take down the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday evening.
"I enjoyed it a lot," he said about the visit. "They showed me that they have great support and a great program," he admitted about the Hawkeyes.
He sat with 2019 prospect, Patrick McCaffery during the game and really enjoyed Pat's company.
"He's a great guy," Mccorkle admitted.
He even said that McCaffery had a nice pitch for him while he was in Iowa City, but he did not disclose that information just yet.
The visit was Mccorkle's second to Iowa City, but it was his first to see a basketball game. The first visit came over this past summer when he really just had a chance to sit down and talk to the coaches about where he would fit into their system. Mccorkle was also visited by assistant coach, Kirk Speraw, back on December 13th, 2016 in his hometown.
When asked what stood out the most, Carson really liked the team feel.
"They had good support and played hard. It looked like they were truly a team," he told Scout.
"I got to meet all the players and they all seem like good guys. They were really nice and thoughtful," he indicated.
Mccorkle got to take in Iowa's win over Ohio State, but was quickly on his way to Evanston on Sunday evening to watch Northwestern beat Indiana.
While he enjoyed his visit, Mccorkle doesn't know when he'll be back.
"Not sure. Probably not for a while," he admitted when asked if/when he'd make a return trip to Iowa City. However, if Mccorkle does wind up visiting the Hawkeyes again you can bet he'll be visiting Iowa City hotspot, "The Vine."
"I love that place," he confessed.
Mccorkle, a freshman, is averaging right around 15 points per game for his Broughton High team this year. They currently sit at 11-9 overall and 4-6 inside the conference.
The book is still being written on Carson's recruitment and you shouldn't be surprised if he starts to garner some major offers. He is that good. Right now, he holds offers from Iowa, Georgia Tech, and NC State with the Hawkeyes being the first school to offer.