Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery and his staff put in a lot of work this past weekend at the opening weekend of the Adidas Gauntlet down in Dallas, TX. The staff offered a couple of point guards and now they've reached out to a power forward. Trayce Jackson-Davis of Greenwood, IN is the latest 2019 prospect to be offered by the Hawkeyes.
"It felt great knowing that a team has the confidence in my skill to make a difference in their program this early in the recruiting process," Davis admitted. "I was very excited to receive (the offer) and it felt really good," he added.
Iowa assistant Andrew Francis was the coach to reach out and extend the offer yet again and Jackson-Davis said that he and Francis are already working on a visit.
"Coach Francis told me that it would be best to do it during football season, since school is almost out and the campus isn't as alive as he wants it to be," Davis said. "He wants me to go there when the campus is busy and show me what the true feeling of campus life is like."
Trayce got to play against current Iowa target, Patrick McCaffery, this past weekend and raved about Patrick's abilities.
"Patrick is really fun to play against and is a really good player," Davis admitted. "I could see myself playing with him, he knows when to make the right plays, has a high basketball IQ, and I could definitely see myself playing alongside him," he continued.
Jackson-Davis currently holds offers from Iowa, Purdue, and IUPUI, but says Iowa and Purdue would probably be tied at the top of his list at this point in time.
Davis' AAU team, Team Teague, will be back in action this weekend down in Atlanta at another Adidas Gauntlet event. If they win their first game they will end up playing Patrick's Barnstormers again.
As far as the first weekend goes, Davis thought he played well, but thinks he might need to work on his motor a bit. He cites that their is plenty of time for improvement as well.
Iowa's staff continues to build up a pretty impressive offer sheet of 2019 recruits, which is the year they'll do the most damage. Iowa should have 4 - if not more- scholarships available in 2019.