Over 200 prospects were on hand at the Scout.com All-American Combine this weekend, making the stop in Louisville a very successful one.
Here is a rundown of some news and notes that will be of interest to Hawkeye fans regarding the participants at the combine.
Hazelwood East fullback William Anderson was on hand, and has a very impressive build that will catch your eye. He stands near 5'11, and he weighed in at 220 pounds. I know he ran a 4.62 in one of his forty yard dashes, which is an impressive time at 220 pounds. Anderson is expected to attend Iowa's camp this summer, and I expect there is a good possibility Iowa will offer him to use in a role similar to Kalvin Bailey.
Trotwood Madison safety C.J. Peake was on hand and was easily the top defensive back in attendance. Iowa has offered Peake, along with many other Big Ten programs, but the concern will be whether Ohio State offers him this summer at camp. It may not matter however, as Peake doesn't want to play linebacker and that appears to be the Buckeyes plans for him. Peake will be making his way out to Iowa City at some point in June, and you can expect Phil Parker to be all over this one.
Indianapolis Warren Central once again was well represented at the combine, having brought nearly 20 kids to participate. Both Jerimy Finch and Adrien Robinson did not compete in drills, but both came to watch their teammates. Despite his commitment to Michigan, expect Iowa to continue to recruit Finch, and I expect there to be a good possibility he will trip to Iowa at some point this fall. Robinson is the only other prospect from the school that Iowa is currently recruiting, and it seems the Hawkeyes are close to offering. They have requested more film in order to make a decision on whether to offer. Many believe Robinson has the most upside of any in the bunch, but the only question that will remain is whether Iowa will keep him at receiver or move him to safety.
Wide receiver Mark Dell was on hand and put on a good show. Not quite the athlete as David Gilreath, Dell has a better shot at receiving an offer from the Hawkeyes at wide receiver because they like his size better. Dell timed in at 4.53 in the forty yard dash. He is still a raw prospect, but is one of the top receivers on Iowa's board, currently.