Preview of Iowa's June3rd Football Camp

As the calendar turns from May to June, that means college football camps across the nation are beginning to to come alive. Josh Clark takes a look at some of the names to watch in the upcoming Iowa football camp, position by position

Obviously, there will be more participants than the names discussed below, but I wanted to provide a preview of what prospects Iowa will be keeping close tabs on this weekend:

QB - Marvin McNutt will be in attendance, and this will be a big deal regarding Iowa's involvement in his recruitment. It will obviously give Coach O'Keefe time to work with him, and allow the Iowa staff to make an impression on him in terms of what Marvin is able to learn and how well they interact in knowing Marvin will be attending other camps. I'm not aware of all the quarterback prospects that will be on hand, but the only prospect I feel would have a legitimate shot at earning an Iowa offer if he were to participate is Ohio's Chris Smith.

RB - This could be the weekend that Iowa finally offers Hazelwood East's William Anderson as the "big back" they want to take in this class. He will be joined at the camp by his teammate Thomas Merriweather, who may very well fight it out with Derrick Washington to earn a possible scholarship offer; Iowa may await Dale Martin's decision before extending any further offers.

WR - Colin Sandeman is scheduled to be on hand at the camp, and I know expectations were for David Gilreath to be in attendance. Iowa may decide to give Gilreath a look at cornerback, but if he does show, expect him to leave with Iowa's offer in writing this time around. I also expect Nebraska's Zane Abner to be on hand as well, as well as some possible Chi-town targets like Joe Suhey. I know there was also a chance that Lamark Brown was going to make it to this camp.

TE - Iowa will be watching the tight ends closely at camp, and as I reported, Illinois' Drew Sharick and Marvin McNutt's teammate, Chris Owens, will be two guys to watch. Although, I don't expect either to receive an offer this early. Obviously, West Branch's Caleb Walter and Grinnell's Will Eilert will be given every chance to make an impression.

OL - A lot of names are likely to surface here with the interest Iowa garners from offensive line prospects. I'm not aware of any prospects that Iowa is "close to offering" whom will be attending the camp. Niko Mafuli is one prospect who I know will be on hand.

DL - Iowa will have some very good defensive lineman on hand, including defensive tackle prospects Jervon Graves and Andy Gilmore. Also expect Iowa to give a close look to Elkhorn, Nebraska's Kevin Thomsen and in-state prospect John Blessington, although, both will have to show a lot to earn an offer. I know Iowa is working on getting Broderick Binns down to camp, too.

LB - With only one more scholarship likely to go to this position, I wouldn't expect any offers to come out of this camp, unless someone just really impresses Iowa. Otherwise, I expect Iowa to await Kevin Rouse's decision.

DB - From all indications, Iowa is working to identify cornerback prospects they feel are worth recruiting, so you can expect they will look to experiment and discover some hidden gems at this camp. As I mentioned above, don't be surprised to see Iowa give Gilreath a good look at cornerback. Chicago's Marcus Thomas is slated to attend one of Iowa's camps, although I'm not sure which one, and I know the Murphy twins out of Lawrence, Kansas will be attending one of the camps, too.


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