Day Before Signing Day

Hawk fans are just one day from Signing Day 02', which has been a recruiting season full of twists and turns. Have the Hawkeyes been able to do better than last year's great clas? Is there even more great news on the horizon?

As I write this story, the Hawks are sitting on 21 known verbal commitments. That list includes:

JUCO QB Nathan Chandler
QB Cy Phillips
QB Jason Manson
QB/WR Clint Solomon
WR David Vickers
WR Calvin Davis
WR Miguel Merrick
TE/DE Warren McDuffie
OL Chris Felder
OL Chris Thomas
DE Steve Burch
JUCO DT Wesley Thibeaux
DT Larry Thomas
OLB/DE Eric Zilisch
OLB/DE Mike Elgin
OLB/DE Ryan Majerus
ILB Edmond Miles
CB Jovon Johnson
CB Richie Williams
FS Marcus Paschal
Kicker Kyle Schlicher

Other prospects for Hawk fans to keep an eye out for throughout the day and on Wednesday are: RB/ATH Justise Hairston, JUCO OL Tommy Herrion, DT Ramon McCullough, and Punter Tim Wright.

The Hawkeyes did miss out on RB Nate Schiccatano last night, but for Iowa to even finish second in the sweepstakes was very impressive. The hard work of the Iowa staff made Nate's decision very difficult as Nate had favored Iowa throughout most of the recruiting season.

The Hawks will be battling South Florida and possibly Miami(FL) for DT Ramon McCullough, Purdue and Rutgers for RB/ATH Justise Hairston, Southern Miss and West Virginia for Tommy Herrion, and the Hawks will have to make the choice themselves on whether or not to offer Punter Tim Wright from Bay St Louis, MS.

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