Bulaga Receives Hawkeye Experience

The Iowa Hawkeyes have yet to score their first verbal commitment in the Class of 2007. That could change at anytime, and one possibility is certainly Marian Central Catholic offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga, who hopes to make a decision early this summer. Bulaga recently made an unofficial visit to watch the Hawkeyes scrimmage, and also to meet with the coaching staff. In the end, it ended up being a true Hawkeye experience. Scout.com's Josh Clark offers this report...

This past Saturday, the Iowa Hawkeyes held one of their traditional spring practices as they near the conclusion of spring drills on April 15th.

Many unofficial visitors were spotted on hand at the scrimmage, including coveted Bryan Bulaga.

That is due to two factors: 1. the Hawkeyes have shown a great deal of interest 2. Bulaga is set to make a decision within the next couple of months.

"I really got a feel for their practice, and they had everything well put together for offensive lineman," Bulaga told Scout.com. "I got the chance to talk with guys like Dan Doering and Dace Richardson who are from around my area, and I even talked to Mike Elgin. They all had great things to say about Iowa. Coach (Reese) Morgan really did a great job of running drills. He is not a screamer, but rather a teacher. He is very instructional."

Bulaga hopes to major in criminal justice in college, which is not a program that is offered directly at the University of Iowa. Still, he learned he would be able to achieve that goal as a student.

"When I first arrived, I sat down with an academic advisor to discuss what was offered at Iowa. He told me I could achieve a major in criminal justice through other areas. A combination of sociology and political science courses they offer with those majors allows you to seek a career in criminal justice," Bulaga stated.

That was only the beginning of Bulaga's visit, which turned out to be the most in-depth Hawkeye experience he had received to this point. You can read all the details in this REPORT offered exclusively in the HN Clubhouse.


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