Top 10 Iowa Senior Spading Being Watched by Iowa

The Iowa Hawkeyes do not have a plethora of scholarships to award in the class of 2005, but they are always on the lookout for tight end prospects. With nationally touted preps such as Anthony Moeaki, James Dray and Chase Coffman near the top of their early wish list, it would seem unlikely that Iowa would be looking too far off of that page. Think again. Kyle Spading of Belle Plaine has caught Iowa's eye, enough that they really want to evaluate his senior film. Read more from Kyle...

Kyle Spading of Belle Plaine, one of the top emerging prospects in the state of Iowa, made his way over to Iowa City this afternoon to take in one of Iowa's practices.

"It was real cool as their guys are all just huge," said Spading. "It was my first division one practice I've really ever been to so I was in a bit of awe. Coach (Eric) Johnson gave me some good news as they told me when I came to camp I wasn't even a guy he was planning to watch closely."

"I started out at wide receiver, but they moved me to tight end, and he said I outperformed all the guys he had planned on watching."

So could an offer be coming soon?

"He told me he has some other guys he has on the board, but he definitely wanted my senior film. He told me to wait until after the season, but that I was next in line for an offer."

Spading, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs a shade over 200-pounds, ran a 4.6 forty at both Iowa and Iowa State's camps.

"Coach (Terry) Allen at Iowa State told me the same thing that he wants to see some senior film. Kansas and Illinois both called me and stopped by my school in May so I'm expecting to hear from them as well. I'm just excited to get out there and work hard to see what could come for me in the future."

Spading was recently ranked as the #8 prospect in the state of Iowa by TheInsiders.com, but he could slip into the top five with a stronger senior season. Much like Brandon Myers of a year ago, he has an excellent frame and his athleticism is very evident when watching him in all sports.


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