Kelton Copeland has been making the rounds through the state of Florida over the last couple of weeks, offering a host of talented prospects from the Sunshine State. He's dished out offers to numerous receivers, but is also looking at the defensive side of the ball, which is where Plantation, FL native Calvin Hart Jr. resides.
Hart - a class of 2018 outside linebacker - was impressed with Copeland.
"He's a great guy," Hart said of Iowa's wide receiver's coach. "He's a man of his word and I like that."
Hart continued to say that the offer from the Hawkeyes was a great feeling and that their defensive schemes are going to make them an attractive school for a good LB prospect like himself.
"I know their defense is great and I spoke to the coach (Copeland) about their defensive scheme and I really like it," Hart told Scout.
Hart admitted that the offer from the Big Ten school put them "up there" in terms of his list, but did tab the Wisconsin Badgers as an early favorite in March, according to Scout's Florida Recruiting Analyst, Corey Bender.
No late spring visits are scheduled just yet, but he says that the Hawkeyes will definitely be on his list of schools that he'd like to get to. My bet would be the Hawkeyes try to get him to Iowa City over the summer, possibly for the Hawkeye Tailgater.
There is one piece to the puzzle that could maybe give the Hawkeyes a foot in the door with Hart. One of Hart's good friends, Kyshaun Bryan, signed in the 2017 class and Hart admitted that it'd be very cool to have someone there that he already knows.
But added that it's just going to come down to which school he feels is the best fit for him.
During his junior season Hart recorded 81 tackles, 7 sacks, and 10 tackles for a loss.