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Iowa Football: Putnam Talks Recent Iowa Visit, Move Down South

4-star Chatham (Ill.) OL enjoys his recent visit to Iowa City.

After his Junior Day visit to Iowa City on March 5th, Glenwood High offensive lineman Will Putnam knew he had to get back. He did so on April 15th.


The big reason Putnam wanted to get back to Iowa City was to see Iowa's new offensive line coach, TIm Polasek, in action. 

"I was able to spend a lot of time with Coach Polasek," Putnam told Scout. "I really like coach, I like the way he coaches and how easy he is to talk to," Putnam admitted. "I can tell he is very passionate and dedicated in what he does. He takes a lot of ownership in the offensive line as well," Putnam said.

Putnam recently announced that he'd be making the move down to Florida for his final two years of HS ball, but the decision wasn't exactly his. Putnam's father - who is currently enlisted in the Army - was recently relocated down to Tampa, FL, so once Putnam's sophomore year wraps up at the end of May, he and his family will then be making the move. Putnam will enroll at Plant High School.

The Hawkeyes getting two visits in about a month from the talented offensive lineman is big. He really just wanted to get back and be able to strengthen his relationship with Coach Polasek. 

"I really wanted to get back to watch [Polasek] coach and to be able to talk to him more. I've also had a great time at Iowa the previous three times, so I wanted to make it back one more time before I moved," Putnam added.

The offer sheet for Putnam is already impressive as he wraps up his sophomore season. Big Ten schools like Ohio State, Nebraska, Michigan State, and Penn State along with Iowa are just a few of the offers he holds.

As far as where he and Iowa stand, I'd say things are pretty good for the Hawkeyes. 

"I would say Iowa is a school that I am very interested in. They definitely stand out to me in the recruiting process," he admitted.

The visit to Iowa over the weekend was his final visit of the spring as he wraps up the academic year at Glenwood High.

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