Right now, it appears Iowa's biggest challenge for Hynoski will come from the Pitt Panthers, but there is also a possibility one other Big Ten program may soon join the picture.
"I'm on vacation right now out in New Jersey, and my aunt has been checking my mail for me," Hynoski said. "I told her to open up the mail from Ohio State, and it said that there coaches are all on vacation right now, but they'll be sending out a few more scholarship offers before the season starts."
"I'm not sure if that means I will receive one, but I spoke with their running back coach two weeks ago, and he told me I'm the top fullback on their board. He said they had to figure out whether they plan to take a fullback in this class, but I'm definitely the guy they would offer. He told me Ohio State has a long tradition of having its fullback spotlighted in the offense, and wants to bring that back. I'd definitely consider Ohio State if they were to offer, but I won't sit back and wait for one." "
"I have visited all the schools, except Iowa, and Pitt would be my favorite right now. I haven't counted out anyone, yet, and obviously I have to see Iowa to be able to make a comparison. I'm just very comfortable with Pitt, and their coaching staff is great. They're running back coach used to coach at Syracuse, and coached Rob Conrad. He showed me a video of how he was utilized, and said I would be used similarly," Hynoski stated.
One factor that Hynoski says will not hold any advantage for Pitt or any east coast program is distance.
"One of the first times I spoke with Coach (Lester) Erb -- who went to high school about 40 minutes away from where I do -- he asked me if distance was going to be a problem. This was before they offered, and I told him it wouldn't matter as I'm a guy that can adapt to anything. I'm from central Pennsylvania and have been around cornfields so there is nothing in Iowa that I probably haven't seen or been around," he said.
The Iowa Hawkeyes were very familiar with a three dimensional fullback in Jeremy Allen with his ability to run, catch, and block. From what schools, including Iowa, have told Hynoski, he fits the three dimensional mold.
"That is what I like about all the schools that have offered me is that they have told me I won't just be used as a traditional fullback. They feel I can run, catch, and block, and be used in some single back sets and even some at tailback. I like knowing that I can be a vital part of the offense," Hynoski concluded.
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