Recruiting 101: 02' Class Still Making Noise

While many have started to move on to the 2003 recruiting class, HawkTalkOnline.com has learned that there is still some news stirring for the 2002 recruiting class. HawkTalkOnline.com Club Pass Members can exclusively click below to further read about the latest news and tidbits.

The Iowa Hawkeyes could possibly be adding another addition to the 2002 recruiting class, but just not in the conventional way. Iowa has recieved a call from former Ft. Lauderdale sensation Ray Perkins, whom started as a RB at Vanderbilt his freshman season.

Ray has been known for his amazing speed and would be bringing an SEC type athlete to the Hawkeye program if Coach Ferentz and staff decide to pursue this option. HawkTalkOnline.com will keep you informed!

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Jovon Johnson did not only achieve success in football this past season, but also made some headlines on the basketball court. Jovon averaged 13 ppg. in helping advance Erie Mercyhurst Prep to the state tournament.

In fact, it is even looking like an even better move by the staff to switch directions to Jovon Johnson as Levonne Rowan could be facing some qualifying issues. Levonne right now still needs to improve his core GPA to enroll at Wisconsin.

While there has been concerns about prospects in the 02' class for the Hawks not qualifying; there should not be any more concern than what fans have at other schools. There could be a prospect or two that will come down to the last minute next August, but that typically will happen every year. However, right now the Hawks are sitting where they normally sit every year with many already qualified and a few needing to just improve a little bit.

It had been rumored quite a bit to expect both Richie Williams and Jovon Johnson to play this fall, but I now believe we will most likely only see one of them not red-shirt. DJ Johnson has improved his status at DB and has shown he is capable of starting alongside Benny Sapp. That leaves Antwan Allen as our third option, and he is a very good third option to have. Adolphus Shelton is a year or two away from getting any serious minutes, but he does provide depth and knows the system. Chigozie Ejasi has also improved and can provide some quality minutes.

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