The prospect that Iowa may have done the best with over the weekend for their junior day is Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers athlete DaShon Bussell. He's considered a four-star prospect by Scout and rated as a wide receiver currently. However, Bussell hopes to be playing a different position, and possibly in Iowa City.
"Iowa likes me as both a receiver and defensive back," he pointed out. "They are allowing me to decide and I'm going with defensive back. I think I can further my game at defensive back. And because of my arm length and height, I'm taller than the usual defensive back. That helps me get really good matchups with the top receivers."
The Hawkeyes' pedigree at defensive back, particularly recently with Desmond King who is participating in the NFL combine this weekend, is playing a role in Bussell's recruitment.
"That does impact things for me," he admitted. "It shows you what they can instill in you at the defensive back position. And it makes me pretty confident of what kind of a player I can become out of that system and from those coaches."
Aside from the position details, it was a big-time visit to Iowa for Bussell who was on the Hawkeye campus for the first time. It couldn't have gone better for the Fort Wayne product.
"I loved the first visit here," he shared. "It was amazing. The visit over the weekend was just fun, period. The best parts were hanging with the Iowa players. Devonte Young was my host because I stayed over night on Saturday. I was also around Toren Young, Romeo McKnight, and Toks Akinribade quite a bit."
Not only was it a spectacular trip but it has also propelled the Hawkeyes to the front of the line for Bussell's services.
"They're the leader now," Bussell stated about the Hawkeyes. "It just felt like home when I was there. They are full of great coaches, great teammates and a great environment."
Bussell has no timeframe for a decision at this moment and says he will make his commitment whenever he feels the time is right.