Monday Recruiting Roundup

Sean Lee & Anthony Moeaki set Iowa visit date...notes on Dace Richardson, Jake Christensen, Corey Robertson (pictured) Andy Kuempel & more

According to his father Craig Lee, Upper St. Clair (PA) high school linebacker Sean Lee (6-3, 215, 4.6) has set two of his official visits.

"On (12/3) he will visit Duke, and on (12/10) he will visit Iowa," said Craig Lee

Local Universities Pittsburgh and Penn State finally found their way to see the Panther standout run for 277-yards against Bethel Park last weekend. The coaches must have come away impressed because on Sunday afternoon the Nittany Lions offered, and on Monday evening Pittsburgh offered. Sean has an older brother Conor who is a walk-on freshman kicker, will that sway Sean?

"I respect Walt Harris and I'm sure my sons have thought about being college teammates. It will be interesting because he likes several of the schools that have offered."

On Friday night Lee had 18 carries for 83 yards, and scored 4 touchdowns. For the season he is closing in on 900 yards and has scored 16 touchdowns. Lee plays running back and safety for Upper St. Clair, but he is being recruited as an outside linebacker. -- by Bob Lichtenfels

Tony Moeaki, the 58th ranked prospect in America, according to TheInsiders.com has accepted an invitation to play in January's Army All-American Bowl. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end from Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton-Warrenville South has already visited BYU (9-18) and he has official visits set up with Tennessee (10-23) and Iowa (12-10). Moeaki claims no leader and says that Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, USC and Penn State are all still in the hunt for his services.

Dace Richardson, the 24th ranked prospect in America, according to TheInsiders.com is to focused and to the point. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive lineman from Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville-South has handled the recruiting process extremely well and he knows which schools are in the hunt for his services. "I'm visiting Tennessee (10-23) and that's the only official visit I've got set up right now." Richardson said. "USC, Iowa, Michigan are the other schools at the top of my list. Wisconsin is a school that I might look at down the line." Richardson denies a leader but he does have ties in California. USC could have the upper hand come February. –-by Chris Pool

Andy Kuempel knew heading into this past Friday's showdown with Iowa City High that there was a good chance there would be an Iowa Hawkeye coach in attendance. Did that end up happening?

"Yeah, from what I was told, Coach (Ken) O'Keefe was in attendance for the game," said Kuempel. "Coach Ferentz I guess was suppose to come, but he had to go see his father in New Jersey. Overall, I thought it was one of the better games I've played. Iowa wanted to see me play hard throughout the game, and I thought I showed them what I needed to show."

Kuempel was not as satisified with the results of the game, though, as Lin-Mar was defeated by City High. Still, jumping back to the recruiting scene, a recent offer from the SEC Conferece has more than impressed him.

"I got an offer from Florida in writing this past week as they sent up before I head down there for an unofficial visit when they play South Carolina in November. Just the status of their program alone, as there is a reason they are a perennial powerhouse, puts them into contention. I just have to get down there to check out."

Kuempel says he will visit Florida after the season, but that will be worked around the three other official visits he has set to this point.

"I've set visits with Kansas State (11-19), Iowa State (12-10), and Kansas (12-17). I also sent out tape to Oregon last week, and they are suppose to be getting back to me in the next week or so concerning whether they will offer or not. All of the schools are not pressuring me, and basically are just waiting for me to take my official visit there. I know it'll be interesting to speak to Coach (Nick) Quataro from Kansas this week as that was the first time in 12 years that they've beaten Kansas State." --by Josh Clark

NOTES:Iowa QB commit Jake Christensen had another great game on Saturday, the second best game of his career, per his father, Jeff. Jake now has 33 touchdown passes on the year, equaling his season total from a season ago in which he led the Lockport (Illinois) Porters to a state title in Class 8A.

Jake also received a hand written note from Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz congratulating him on his great start.

Iowa commit Marcus Wilson caught nine passes for 138 yards in a Camden Catholic (New Jersey) win…he arrived to his game just in time for kickoff, having taken the SAT exam earlier in the day…Iowa RB target Corey Robertson returned from a knee injury and gained 216 rushing yards on 29 carries, scored four touchdowns and passed for another as Denison won their district opener in double OT.

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