Sandeman First Commit for Iowa in 2006

Iowa offered a scholarship to just one instate recruit during the 2005 recruiting year. That player was Austin Arnaud of Ames, who committed to Iowa State. On Saturday, Iowa received two commitments from instate players; Cody Hundertmark of Humboldt and Colin Sandeman of Bettendorf. Josh Clark spoke with Sandeman about his commitment…

"I gave Coach (Kirk) Ferentz my verbal commitment earlier today," Colin Sandeman told "I had just decided to make a trip over there because I felt I was ready to make the commitment. I grew up a Hawkeye fan, my parents were in favor of me going to Iowa, and they have a great football program. They've had some good wide receivers the past few years, and I'm looking forward to working with Coach (Lester) Erb.

During his meeting with Coach Ferentz, he was told that he reminded the Iowa coaching staff of one of their recent players.

"He told me he thought I was a player very similar to Ed Hinkel, which I thought was a great compliment. He told me it'll ultimately be my decision on whether I redshirt or not, but he likes to have players do that to learn the offense. I really haven't put a whole lot of thought behind it, yet, I'm just happy to be a Hawkeye," Sandeman stated.

Sandeman was named first team Elite All-State wide receiver as a junior by the Des Moines Register. has also confirmed that the Iowa Hawkeyes landed their second verbal commitment in the Class of 2007 shortly after Sandeman when Humboldt, Iowa defensive lineman Cody Hundertmark pledged. will have comments from Hundertmark in the near future.

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