A fifth in-state offer is out in the 2018 class and the recipient has a pretty intimate connection with the program. The Hawkeyes have offered Iowa City West linebacker Dillon Doyle. Not only does he reside right next to campus but he is the son of long-time strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle.
He didn't get the offer based on his relationships and who his father is, though. Don't let that part fool you. He can play. Doyle is a 6-foot-3, 215 pound outside linebacker that has the speed and range that Iowa looks for in their outside spots that are currently played by Ben Niemann and Bo Bower.
Iowa isn't the first program to offer Doyle. He's also been extended a scholarship from Northern Illinois, Central Florida, and South Dakota. The Hawkeyes clearly are the runaway leader for his services, though, which comes as no surprise.
"They offered on the junior day and want me as an outside linebacker," Doyle said. "I was offered in a meeting with coach Kirk Ferentz. My dad was in there as well, but he was there as a father and not as a coach. It was a pretty awesome moment for all of us."
It would be a shock for Iowa not to land Doyle but he's not committed just yet. It's a recruiting process that he'll kind of see through at least for a little bit. The significance of the moment and the offer is not lost on him, though.
"It was exciting," he admitted. "But after my other FBS offers, I wasn't all that surprised. An Iowa offer was a goal that I'd been working towards. It felt good to finally get it."
As they say, hard work pays off.