Spears Enjoys Iowa Visit

The Hawks hosted one of their top two targets this spring this past weekend. Pivotman Aaron Spears, from Chicago Dunbar High School, has made a big move up the charts this spring. The Hawks hope to solidify their frontline with Spears to help them become one of the best teams in the Big Ten next season.

Aaron Spears expected to sign with Ohio State last fall until they pulled their scholarship offer in belief that he would not be a qualifier. Aaron has quieted those rumors with an 18 on the ACT and 2.5 GPA. Now he is concentrating on getting his recruitment over this spring and signing a LOI. Could the Hawkeyes be the lucky victors?

"Right now, I like Iowa very much," Aaron stated. "I'll probably visit Illinois and Miami(FL), and after that make my decision. I just want a good place overall with my surroundings. The main ones being the coaches, players, and university."

Aaron made an official visit to Iowa City this past weekend where he was hosted by Pierre Pierce.

"I had known Pierre way before my recruitment even began. You could say we had some sort of relationship. I also hung out with Glen Worley a lot and he was a real cool guy. The players all seemed that they are ready to work very hard this offseason. I think they were too laid back last season because of expectations, but hard work will change that next season."

Aaron came on a weekend where many students were still spending their spring break, including yours truly. However, that did not stop Aaron from really having a great visit.

"The visit was a lot of a fun. I had a real good visit mainly because of the coaches, players, and the campus itself. Coach Alford told me that they will always work with me, not only as a player, but as a person, also. They said I'll have a chance to start right away if I come in and work hard right away. I'll be ready to work hard because that is the only way I'll ever achieve anything."

Certainly, gaining Aaron would be a huge lift to the spirit of the Hawks heading into next season. Aaron averaged 28 points per game to go along with 14 rebounds and two blocks. Those are the type of numbers that the Hawks would love to have help assist Glen Worley and gang on the frontline next season.

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