Looking at Iowa's current offensive lineman roster, it is not hard to see why Iowa would be entertained by the possibility of adding a transfer to give Iowa the right mix of depth in each class on the OL.
That is why the Hawkeyes were thrilled to have the chance for OL David Walker to officially visit this past weekend. David, a 6'2 315 LG that was projected to start at Auburn as a red-shirt freshman, is formerly of Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, same high school as current Hawks Benny Sapp and Abdul Hodge.
David received his release papers from Auburn University earlier this summer and has been taking a summer class in Fort Lauderdale. The paperwork for David's transfer to Iowa is almost complete, but David must first put the final touches on his summer course.
Here is the statement given to HTO.com by David Walker:
"What happened in the past has already happened so I would rather look at the present. I still have love for Auburn, but I have decided to transfer to Iowa. I was not worried about meeting people in Iowa City with the amount of friends I already had on campus, but the coaching staff still treated me very well and the community was full of great people."
HTO.com also learned that former Vanderbilt RB Ray Perkins is scheduled to join the team this fall. Ray transferred to Southeast Missouri State this past spring so he will have to pay for his own tuition during first year at Iowa. Ray, a 5'11 195 speedster, was one of the brightest freshmen in the country while at Vanderbilt and was also an elite return man.
Ray's arrival is definitely good news with the recent academic troubles of Justise Hairston. Ray certainly has proven he is a great performer on the D1 level and should help intensify the competition at the running back position next year. Since Ray played as a true freshman at Vanderbilt, this season will be his redshirt year.
HTO.com has plans to do a follow-up story on both players. We will also be alerting Hawk fans of more details as we receive them. STAY TUNED!