Weekend Recruiting Roundup

If it's Sunday night in late January, you can bet that many of the top high school football prospects in the nation are talking to writers and recruiting analysts about their recently concluded weekend visits. This Sunday is no exception, and Hawkeyenation.com has the updates for you. Click on this item to read visit reports from Terrance Jones, Damian Simms and Quency Darley who were in Iowa City this weekend, and Chris Vaughn who was at Notre Dame but had some good things to say about Iowa.

In the recruiting scene, anyone will tell you that it's better to underestimate a player rather than rank him too highly. That could be said in regards to wide receiver Chris Vaughn. One of the nation's best kept secrets, the 6-foot-4 205-pound athlete returned home from his official visit to Notre Dame this weekend. Now, he looks to narrow his list in preparation of a decision.

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The Iowa Hawkeyes hosted a handful of potential football prospects this weekend, one of them being Juco DT Quency Darley of Kilgore Junior College. Former Hawkeye Derrick Pickens came to Iowa from Kilgore a few years back and Darley is getting very close to making his college decision; he is down to two schools and his announcement should come some time this week. Read what Darley had to say about his Iowa experience in this interview.

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One of the top athletes in the south, Damian Sims has the versatility that few players of his size in have; the ability to play running back, receiver, or cornerback. Sims made a verbal commitment to Virginia Tech just one week ago, but still completed an official visit to Iowa this weekend. Did the Iowa make a move to overtake Virginia Tech?

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Much of the nation saw the impact of true speed players on high profile teams this last year, such as Skyler Green and Reggie Bush. Terrance Jones fits that mold and that is exactly why he is so highly coveted by the likes of LSU, Iowa, and North Carolina. However, Jones is verbally committed to South Florida, but that did not stop him from taking an official visit to Iowa this weekend. Have the Hawks made him reconsider? LINK TO STORY


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