In the middle of February, the University of Iowa brought in Tim Polasek and Kelton Copeland to fill the positions of offensive line coach and wide receivers coach. So far, recruits have raved about both men. Tyler Endres - a Norwalk, IA native and Hawkeye fan - is no different.
Endres was in town the weekend of April 15th for the second time in the span of a month and a half - he visited on March 5th for Iowa's Junior Day - and was able to see more of Iowa and Polasek considering spring practice has been up and rolling for the better part of 3 weeks.
"The energy in practice really stood out for me," Endres told Scout.com. "I was able to see practice and got to sit in on the offensive line pre-practice meeting," he added.
Endres was one of four offensive line prospects Iowa had in town on Saturday, three of which were 2019 prospects in Will Putnam, Endres, and fellow in-stater, Ezra Miller.
As far as Endre's assessment of Polasek, I'd say it couldn't be better as of right now.
"I like him as a coach. I like his energy at practice, his enthusiasm. I like how he builds relationships with his players. I think he will do great things with the offensive line at Iowa," Endres noted.
Being an in-state kid, Endres says he did grow up liking and watching the Iowa Hawkeye football program, but says that won't play a major role in his final decision.
"My decision will be off of which college feels right to me," he admitted. "What kind of relationships I have with the coaches and which college is going to make me a better person and football player," Endres added when talking about his future school. He does feel that he already has a really strong relationship with Iowa, too.
He is actually a cousin of the late Chris Street, a former Iowa basketball standout beloved by Hawkeye fans everywhere.
Right now, he holds offers from Iowa, Iowa State, and Minnesota and is still going to be feeling things out considering he's still just a sophomore. He'll make another trip to Iowa City this Friday, April 21st, to take in Iowa's Spring Game and then will be visiting Nebraska on June 23rd.