Elijah Hodge Talks Official Visit

The Iowa Hawkeyes are enjoying the time that Abdul Hodge wears the black and gold. So much so, that they are hoping to keep the 'family tradition' rolling with Abdul's younger brother, Elijah. The younger Hodge was in Iowa City this weekend for his official campus visit, and Josh Clark spoke with him on Monday night for his thoughts on the visit.

Elijah Hodge was given the opportunity to walk in the shoes of his older brother, Abdul, this weekend on his official visit to Iowa.

"The Iowa coaches told me they've been real proud of how Abdul how grown in their program," said Hodge. "They said he is a good man, and they want me to continue that. They are recruiting me to play the Will position, and told me that I'll have an opportunity to take over when Chad Greenway departs."

As far as differences in his playing style compared to Abdul, Elijah said the Iowa coaches made a few remarks.

"They said that I'm faster than Abdul, and better in space, which is why I'm being recruited as an outside linebacker," added Hodge, who is rated as a four star linebacker by Scout.com. "He is bigger and stronger, right now, but I plan to put on some weight in college."

Hodge also noted he was very impressed with the people in Iowa City and had zero negatives concerning his visit. Still, he is not ready to make a decision.

"I don't know what people are trying to report or how they are quoting me, but I'm really unsure of where I want to go right now. It'd be an honor to play with my brother, and learn from one of the best in college football, but I can also say the same in playing under A.J. Hawk at Ohio State."

"I'm also still going to take my official visit up to Wisconsin this weekend, and I've really liked Coach (Bret) Bielema to this point. I plan to decide sometime around Christmas," stated Hodge.

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