Recruiting Updates: Jason Scales and Chase Patton

Heartland Recruiting analyst and HawkeyeNation.com staff member Josh Clark caught up with two Iowa recruiting targets upon their return from the Iowa-Michigan game this weekend. Both prospects were very impressed with Iowa's thrilling 30-27 win over 9th ranked Michigan. Read what they have to say in this recruiting double dip.

Having only moved to Des Moines, Iowa three years ago, Jason Scales has never had the opportunity to catch an Iowa Hawkeye game in person. That all changed this past Saturday after Scales took in Iowa's big victory over the Michigan Wolverines.

"It was exciting," Scales said. "I had never been to Kinnick Stadium before, but it was a great experience. I learned a lot more about Iowa, and I was impressed. The coaches showed me a lot of attention after the game."

Scales also revealed to TheInsiders.com that he would be attending his school of choice sooner than later.

"I plan to enroll at the school of my choice this coming January," added Scales. "I'll make my decision sometime around the end of my season, but all four schools are still under consideration."

Chase Patton had been going back and forth in whether to include Iowa in his top five schools, but after an unofficial visit this past weekend there is no question the Hawkeyes' chances greatly improved.

"It was one of the best atmospheres I've ever been around," Patton said. "It was just a great victory. When I was down on the field before the start of the game, I had two or three fans by the tunnel that knew who I was, start telling me how badly Iowa needed me. The people there are great."

After Iowa's victory over Michigan, Chase even had the opportunity to join the coaches in post game celebration.

"I went into the locker room after the game, and I got to meet Tom Arnold, Brad Banks, and Hayden Fry. I spoke with Coach Ferentz a bit after he gave his speech, and then I went into Coach O'Keefe's office and spoke to him for a while. They also introduced me to their official visitor, Dwayne Jarrett, who I understand is a big time receiver."

While the visit went well for Chase, Missouri and Tennessee remain the schools to beat for his services. However, with all five official visits planning to be used, do not count Iowa, UCLA, or Kansas State.


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