Iowa doesn't dive into the junior college scene much but they have picked up a few walk-on receivers from Iowa Western C.C. like Ronald Nash and most recently Nick Easley. They attempted to sway edge rusher Andrew Van Ginkel in the last cycle before he chose Wisconsin. The 2018 cycle could see them try to make a move for offensive tackle Anthony McKinney.
McKinney is a 6-foot-8 and 325 pound prospect that has already garnered some offers from Illinois, Georgia, Missouri, Michigan State, Maryland, Iowa State, Oklahoma and TCU. Iowa could be the next.
"I am indeed visiting Iowa this weekend," McKinney confirmed to Scout. "I'll get there on Saturday at about 9 a.m."
The Hawkeyes will lose both of their offensive tackles after this season when Boone Myers and Ike Boettger graduate. Alaric Jackson seems poised to step in and perhaps they're looking for another immediate contributor. McKinney could fit that bill. Iowa seems to believe it is a possibility worth exploring.
"They really enjoy the way I play," McKinney shared about the feedback he's received from the Hawkeye staff. "They also comment about my solid character."
McKinney isn't a well-known commodity nationally but he does have some great options. He was very forthcoming in terms of what schools he's concentrating on and giving more attention to at this time.
"I'm focusing on schools that have shown the most interest in me and have the greatest need for tackles," he admitted. "That is Oklahoma, TCU, Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri, Illinois and Georgia."
The Hawkeyes seem to be at the forefront of his mind despite not extending a scholarship his way just yet. If one were to be given to him over the weekend, expect the Hawkeyes to be a major player for his services. It would also underscore and illustrate how much Iowa feels like they need a tackle ready to step in and play right away for the 2018 season.