The Iowa basketball program doesn't really possess any room on it's roster to do a ton of damage on the recruiting trail until the 2019 cycle. They're very young at this point and if we don't see any attrition, we may not see anyone outside of Joe Wieskamp sign in the 2018 cycle.
Iowa head coach, Fran McCaffery, is already working on his 2019 class. He offered DeLaSalle point guard, Tyrell Terry (5'11" 160 lbs), on Monday afternoon.
"I had just gotten out of school and my AAU coach told me to call Andrew Francis," Terry began. "After I called, he connected me over to coach McCaffery and then I got offered. It was a great feeling because it was something I wanted very badly," he admitted.
Terry was on campus last October and got to take in the Iowa football game against Wisconsin, which he said was good because he got a feel for what Iowa fans are like at sporting events.
"The environment was insane," he admitted. "I was impressed with the basketball facility and the campus, it seemed like something that would be a comfortable place to be while in college."
Right now, he's been on the AAU circuit with his D1 Minnesota team. They just finished up their first Adidas gauntlet this past weekend, going 3-1 with their only loss being in the championship game to a very good Indiana Elite team.
He cites that Iowa's quick pace of play is something that makes them attractive for a PG like him.
"Definitely when he said that Iowa loves to play fast," Terry said when asked about what stuck out to him during his conversation with Fran McCaffery. "That is one of my favorite aspects of my own game is playing fast and up tempo," he added.
"Teams sometimes don't get back because they are celebrating or because of fatigue, so I always encourage my teammates to get up the floor quick to catch them off guard and not let them set up their defense," Terry admitted.
The Hawkeyes were the first to extend an offer to the quick point guard, but he says he's drawing some interest from other schools as well. Nebraska, Northern Iowa, Minnesota, and Drake are four other schools that Terry says have been in contact with him. Although, he says no one is recruiting him quite as hard as the Hawkeyes are.
Iowa has extended offers to a lot of Scout top 100 guys in 2019, but the most notable has to be Fran McCaffery's son, Patrick, who Terry said he's played against a few times. Matthew Hurt is another that Iowa has offered and he happens to be a teammate of Terry's on D1 Minnesota.
He claims that since the Hawkeyes were the first ones to reach out and take a chance on him with an offer that that'll be in the back of his mind when it comes time to make a college choice.
He's a quick guard that can defend and shoot it from beyond the arc. He could be a nice piece to a key 2019 recruiting class for the Hawkeyes.