The Iowa Hawkeye football program whiffed on some big time wide receiver prospects in the 2017 cycle. They saw several wideouts de-commit from the program, but did wind up closing out the cycle strong with Lake Cormorant WR, Brandon Smith, headlining the bunch.
The Hawkeye staff is wasting no time pursuing top notch talent in the class of 2018. They reached out to 4-star Fort Wayne, IN product, DaShon Bussell on Wednesday night to extend a scholarship offer to him.
"It made my stomach go crazy," Bussell told Scout. "It was an amazing feeling."
While he's talked with Iowa's recruiting coordinator, Kelvin Bell, once before, Bussell says this offer came as a surprise to him.
"It (the offer) was definitely out of the blue," he admitted. "It caught me by surprise."
While the relationship between Bussell and the Hawkeyes is fairly new, he's had good things to say about Coach Kelvin Bell.
"He's a really good guy. He's very serious and is real with you," Bussell admitted. "He just wants me to keep it real with him always," Bussell added.
The Hawkeyes like Bussell as both a wide receiver and a defensive back at this point. However, DaShon said that he is still wrestling with which position he wants to pursue.
"This summer I most likely will choose one over the other," Bussell said.
Bell invited Bussell over to Iowa City for a visit and Bussell said that that is something he plans on doing. He'll be taking his first visit to Iowa City on March 5th. He doesn't know a lot about the Hawkeye State, but seems eager to get here and learn more about it.
"No sir," he said when asked if he knew much about Iowa. "But I'm ready to learn all about it," he added.
Ball State, Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, and Iowa are just some of the schools that have reached out and offered the talented wideout. But the Hawkeye offer definitely made an impact for DaShon.
Bussell has put the Hawkeyes at the top of his list and is targeting a decision over the summer time.