It had been several months since Iowa had offered a quarterback. Some of their original targets had gone elsewhere such as Quincy Patterson, Artur Sitkowski, Devin Leary and Cade Fortin. They didn't appear to be in contention for Devin Black, Kevin Doyle or Jace Ruder. Another offer was needed. A re-shuffling of the deck at quarterback was required.
They have taken those steps during the camp portion of the recruiting cycle that always begins in June. After having seen him throw in person during the spring evaluation period, and then again recently in Iowa City at a camp, the Hawkeyes have offered Middletown (Conn.) Xavier signal caller Will Levis. Levis hails from the same high school as former Hawkeye Amari Spievey.
Levis also holds the highest SPARQ score of all The Opening regional camps. He's a dynamite athlete that will be a true dual-threat quarterback at the next level. That seems to be what new (and old) quarterbacks coach Ken O'Keefe is searching for this time around.
"He saw me throw in the Spring and then he also visited my school another time," Levis said of his interactions with the Iowa assistant. "I really like coach O'Keefe. I'm glad he's back at Iowa and taht he took so much interest and belief in me."
The Iowa offer has resonated with Levis but he isn't jumping to any decisions or overreacting to the news.
"We got there on Friday and saw some of the town," Levis shared. "We got to campus early on Saturday to check everything out."
"I certainly think very highly of them," he explained about his interest in Iowa. "I love everything they have to offer as a school and a program. I'm open to anyone at the moment, though. I haven't cut anything or anyone out yet. I still have a couple camps left as well. I'll be at North Carolina this Friday and then Syracuse on June 18."