New Offensive Linemen in Iowa's Sights?

If it's mid January in recruiting, then it's time for some new names to emerge on the football recruiting radar screen. Georgia OL Rashad Dunn fits that criteria, and he may be visiting Iowa soon...

A sleeper prospect emerging in the state of Georgia, Greenbrier's Rashad Dunn will make his first official visit this weekend to Lousiville, and then is scheduled to make his way to Big Ten country.

"Rashad is on his way up to Lousiville right now," said head coach Mickey Derrick. "They have offered along with Central Florida and a host of D1-AA schools. He is suppose to visit Iowa the following weekend, and they told me yesterday they were 99% sure they were going to offer a scholarship."

Without much information available on Dunn this late in the game, how did Coach Derrick describe his emerging lineman?

"He has quick feet and good acceleration. He is a hard-nosed player that also has a great work ethic. He is part of our 1,000-pound club in the weight room. He has been a three year starter for us and he just has such a great attitude."

Dunn plans to major in either literature or journalism.

The Hawkeyenation.com Perspective with Jon Miller

My favorite time of recruiting has arrived. It's the time of year when prospects such as Dunn will come out of nowhere and become the major stories over the course of the next three weeks.

As I said before, I am growing less fond of the term ‘fallback' recruit, as most schools do not get all of their Top Targets and at least six kids that Iowa will eventually sign in February will not have been on the ‘recruiting radar' screen for a long period of time.

You have the kids that commit to you in the fall, kids that you offered early, kids from instate, kids that you had a great tie in with.

Then you have your December commits after kids start to take their official visits in late November and early December.

Then come January and February, there are two kids of kids: players like Dunn that come out of nowhere or blue chip prospects that are taking their time to make their decision and that take all of their visits.

Dwayne Hendricks, Adrian Arrington and Chris Vaughn would all fall into that classification.

Dunn appears to be a strong kid and was named to Augusta's All Area Team after last season.

Hawkeyenation.com will try to get in touch with Dunn in the coming days.


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