House Divided No Problem for Sandeman

You might think that growing up in a home where your parents went to college on opposite ends of the fan spectrum would make things difficult. That is not the case for Bettendorf WR Colin Sandeman (6‘1"/190/4.5). Sandeman visited Iowa this past weekend and talks a little bit about what he saw and where things stand with regards to his recruitment.

"My mom went to Iowa, and my dad went to Iowa State," the 2005 Iowa HS Football All-State Elite team performer said. "We always kind of joke about the rivalry when it comes about. It is not that big of a thing that anyone in the house gets too mad about it. They don't really care which of them I would pick, just so long as it is the right school for me."

Well, the house may be divided in more ways than one in the coming months.

Colin Sandeman's talent on the football field has led to both the Cyclones and Hawkeyes laying offers for a scholarship on the table. The Hawkeyes doing so this past weekend during its' annual Junior Day and FanFest activities.

"They (the Hawkeyes) did offer me a scholarship last weekend. I had a lot of fun while there. They showed us the highlight tape and then Coach Ferentz talked to us before a tour of the football facilities." Sandeman stated.

"Iowa and Iowa State are the only schools I have offers from right now. It is so early now; I am not really sure (how it will turn out). Last night, I got a message from one of the Purdue coaches. Different colleges have been calling my coaches for tapes and transcripts."

As for who his allegiance lay with as a young kid? "I always cheered for Iowa when I grew up, " Colin proclaimed. "But now, I kind of like both schools (Iowa and Iowa State) because they both offer good things."

He has had the chance to run into other Iowa recruiting possibilities along the road. "I have gotten to know Tyler Sash (Oskaloosa) pretty well, and met Jordan Bernstine (Des Moines) this last weekend. At the game on Saturday (Iowa vs. Michigan basketball), I sat next to Caleb Walter (West Branch). I have seen a lot of Iowa guys, and they are all down to Earth."

No matter which school Sandeman pledges his allegiance to next season, there is one thing that is for certain: They will be getting a player who will be a one-team guy.

We will speak with Sandeman again shortly to give you a great look into the life of arguably the best Iowa prep in the Class of 2007.


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