Trey Creamer (Photo by Chad Simmons)

Signed: Iowa DB Trey Creamer

Hawkeye Insider takes an in-depth look at each Iowa signee.




COMMIT DATE: January 30, 2017


EVALUATION: Creamer is a cornerback with a great frame and length coaches look for in a prospect at this position. He is quicker than some expect and he has very good recovery speed. He plays smart at cornerback and he has shown good anticipation in coverage. Where he can still improve is his strength and overall technique. His footwork and back pedal are two areas he can work on. He is a smart defensive back who can make plays and he is only going to get better.

RECRUITMENT: He may have had the most entertaining and eventful recruitment of all the Iowa signees. Creamer was committed to Minnesota for quite a while but the staff he gave his verbal pledge to was decimated once Tracy Claeys was fired. His recruiter, Jay Sawvel, took the defensive coordinator job at Wake Forest. He then began to look around and added a few more offers to his list. One of those was Iowa where he took an official visit. He attempted to keep that from the new Minnesota staff but was unable to do so. Both sides left a sour first impression on one another and the relationship was unsalvageable. Rutgers also got an official visit as well but the Hawkeyes won out for his verbal commitment at the beginning of this week.

OUTLOOK: He might be able to play both cornerback and safety but in my opinion you can't keep him from playing at cornerback. There's a bit of Manny Rugamba to his game in regards to his length, make-up speed, size, and how lean he is. Like Rugamba, he needs to get stronger but he's going to battle with fellow true freshmen Matt Hankins and Joshua Turner for immediate playing time at corner I believe. 


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