With Kyle Schlicher being the only scholarship kicker on roster, and commit Ryan Donahue projected to start out as a punter, Iowa cannot afford to ignore special teams. That is why the Hawkeyes hosted hometown Regina product Daniel Murray on an official visit last weekend.
"Iowa told me they will only use three scholarships on special teams, and with Donahue, all three are taken," said Murray. "Still, they want me to join the program as a preferred walk-on and said I'll have a realistic chance to earn a scholarship after Schlicher graduates. My only other opportunity is a partial scholarship at Kentucky for soccer with the chance to be their kicker, but right now I'm leaning towards walking on at Iowa."
Murray did not begin his visit until Saturday (12/10) morning after having played in a basketball game on Friday night, but says the visit went very well.
"It was a pretty nice visit. On Saturday, we toured the entire campus, had academic meetings, and even toured Kinnick Stadium. After that, I had a meeting with Coach (Lester) Erb and I like him a lot. He was a real nice guy. Iowa definitely made a move up my list after the visit," stated Murray.
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