In-State Recruiting 2003

Spring practice is nearing for Iowa Hawkeye football players, but it is also an important time when the staff will host many unofficial visits for their top junior prospects. Many of these prospects will hail from in-state, and HTO.com takes an early look at next year's crop of in-state talent.

The Hawkeyes have offered four in-state prospects in the class of 2003. Those prospects are 6'6 290 OL Aaron Brant (Dubuque Walhert), 6'5 195 WR Todd Blythe (Indianola), 6'3 190 ATH Taylor Schrage (Aplington-Parkersburg), and 6'2 215 LB Mike Klinkenbort (Central Lyon).

The next two prospects in the state of Iowa that will be the most watched under the radar appear to be 6'3 195 QB Brett Meyer (Atlantic) and 6'6 270 OL John Tjaden (Mason City). Both of these prospects will be camping at Iowa this summer and a decision on whether or not to offer could happen then.

Hawk fans should not be worried about OL Brandon Cook's commitment to Iowa State. Brandon had a very shaky performance at Iowa's camp this past summer and was not a prospect that Iowa had any plans to offer any time in the near future. Brandon has great size at 6'6 320, but will be a project for Coach McCarney and staff.

Finally, here is the list of in-state prospects that have been invited to the 2002 NIKE Camps being held around the country:

ATH Carter Black (Sioux City Heelan)
6'5 195 WR Todd Blythe (Indianola)
6'6 290 OL Aaron Brant (Dubuque Walhert)
5'9 180 RB Aaron Cawthorne (Des Moines Roosevelt)
6'6 320 OL Brandon Cook (Garner-Hayfield)
6'3 225 LB Austin Flynn (South Tama)
6'4 190 QB Brady Foster (Mason City)
6'0 175 QB Chris Grooms (Dike-New Hartford)
6'2 215 LB Mike Klinkenbort (Central Lyon)
5'11 180 RB Cory Koening (Underwood)
6'2 190 ATH Brooks McKowen (Wapsie Valley Fairbank)
6'3 190 QB Brett Meyer (Atlantic)
6'0 215 FB/LB Tim Molencamp (Clear Lake)
6'0 175 QB/DB Milan Moses (Waterloo East)  
6'3 265 OL Todd Plagman (Riverside Oakland)
6'4 265 DL Galen Read-Hess (Fairfield)
5-10 175 Jason Scales (WDM Valley)  
6'3 190 ATH Taylor Schrage (Aplington Parkersburg)
WR Kurtis Taylor (Fort Dodge)    
6'6 270 OL John Tjaden (Mason City)
6'4 240 DL Alex Wilcox (WDM Valley)

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