Recruiting Hot Line

With October quickly giving way to November, recruiting season is quickly approaching. The Iowa coaches are looking at their list of prospects and hvae even been on the road some this week preparing more evaluations for the season that is to come. Here is a quick run down of some recent recruiting events, for all users.

Coach Erb in Texas on Tuesday; Where on Wednesday?

After reporting on Tuesday that Coach Lester Erb had visited Lakeview Centennial wide receiver Terrell Turner, it appears Erb is using all the frequent flyer miles he can use right now.

Erb made his way into Cincinnati yesterday to check out Winthrow High School and WR Jamar Howard (6'4.5 205 4.6). Howard is a big-time sleeper given his size, athleticism, and how well his uses his hands to catch the ball. Right now, West Virginia is his only official visit from what I understand, but Iowa should receive one at some point.

Iowa is picking up interest in Howard's teammate, CB Robert Williams (5'10.5 165 4.5) as well. Williams has a list of offers right now, and one could come from Iowa in the near future.

Iowa Found Its Next Dave Bradley?

It appears the Iowa Hawkeyes may have found their next Dave Bradley, but in this instance, it involves the state of Indiana.

Iowa is actively recruiting quarterback Erick Kumming out of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers High School. The 6'3 180 pound quarterback has completed 48% of his passes, including having thrown for 1250 yards and a 12 to 5 touchdown to interception ratio, thus far in ten games. Bishop Luers is currently in the second round of the tournament.

Kumming is a three year starter at quarterback, but as well, as he is the punter of the team, and is considered by some as a division one talent as a punter.

Certainly, Iowa may decide to take him as the second quarterback with the luxury of knowing they can use him as a punter, as well.

Just something to keep in mind.

Quick Update on Iowa City High LB Dorian Davis

Right now, Dorian's main focus is get to his grades up, and to get qualified. He is working hard on that issue, and from all indications, he will have a good chance of becoming qualified by the end of the semester.

Iowa and Tennessee are the schools at the top of his list and both are showing strong interest. In fact, from people I have spoken with, indications are pointing that if Dorian improves his academic standing well enough he will likely receive a Hawkeye offer.

Of course, that could have a lot to do with the decisions of Kevin Green and Jeremiha Hunter, as well.

Hawks Heavily Target A Mister Alexander

Mister is indeed a big-time prospect on the Hawkeye board, and at nearly 6'4 and 201 pounds, he projects as either a free safety or outside linebacker.

I know at the LSU Combine this summer, Mister ran a 4.51, had a 4.0 pro shuttle, and a 10'4 broad jump, which should tell you the guy is explosive.

Mister could be a "wildcard" type, like Jeff Tarpinian, but Iowa will be trying hard to bring Mister in for a visit.

To find out more "insider" information on what quarterbacks the Hawkeyes are recruiting and how many they will sign in the Class of 2006, as well as a breakdown of every other recruiting need, please visit the HN Clubhouse Recruiting Target Board post, LINKED HERE

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