Hundertmark Talks Commitment

The Iowa Hawkeyes started off the month of May with a big bang, landing two verbal commitments from in-state prospects on the first weekend. Humboldt, Iowa defensive lineman Cody Hundertmark was the second verbal commitment in the Class of 2007 for the Hawkeyes, and's Josh Clark caught up Hundertmark to offer this in-depth report......

Cody Hundertmark was perhaps the biggest success story from the All-American Combine held in Iowa City, Iowa this past April 22nd.

After receiving three offers within a week after the completion of the combine, including one from the Hawkeyes, many would have thought Hundertmark may have waited around to enjoy further recruiting fortune.

That wasn't the case, though, as Hundertmark became Iowa's second verbal commitment in the class of 07' during an unofficial visit yesterday afternoon.

"I had called the Iowa coaches asking to set up a visit about a week and a half ago," Hundertmark told "I went into the visit pretty sure I was going to commit, but I hadn't made my mind up, yet. After having my first opporunity to have one on one meetings with Coach (Kirk) Ferentz, Coach (Ron) Aiken, and Coach (Chris) Doyle, it just re-inforced why I wanted to become a Hawkeye."

Hundertmark knew he wanted to become a Hawkeye a long time ago.

"It has always been my dream to play for Iowa. After the combine, with the option presenting itself, I knew there was no reason to waste any further time. Other schools need to be able to recruit other kids if I'm not going to go there, and I knew I wanted to go to Iowa," Hundertmark stated.

Hundertmark is being recruited by the Hawkeyes to play along the defensive line, but has the versatility to play any spot along the line.

"Coach Ferentz said he isn't much into getting into specifics," added Hundertmark, who was named fist team All-State by the Des Moines Register as a junior. "Rather, he is more concerned about getting good people, who are also good football players. You could really tell he was sincere about not just wanting a good football player, but a good person, as well. They all said they like my versatility to play anywhere along the line so I don't think anything is set in stone, right now."

Hundertmark spoke much more in-depth in THIS REPORT exclusive to all subscribers. He talks about each of his individual meetings with coaches from Iowa, and what you can possibly expect from his teammate, Tyler Nielsen, in the near future.

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