Football Recruiting Notebook

Iowa held a junior day in Iowa City on Sunday. Read a bit more on some of the names in attendance, as we move out of the 2007 recruiting class and into 2008.

Peter Badovinac

QB, 6-3, 220 pounds
Runs a 4.7 40-yard dash.
His team went 7-5 overall this year. Not much is known on him right now, but with his size and quickness, could be a kid to keep an eye on.

Sean Cwynar

DT/OL, 6-3, 283 pounds
Teammate of Iowa verbal Bryan Bulaga. Plays well either rushing the passer or on the occasional drop-back coverage in a zone blitz scheme. Plays DE/OT in high school, most colleges are looking at him for DT because of his size.

Sean Fisher

6-5, 200 pounds
Same HS (Millard North) as current Iowa CB Adam Shada. He attended the Iowa city combine as a safety, and ran a 4.76 40-yard dash. May project better as a LB because of his size. His numbers match up very favorably with the senior LBs at that combine. ISU and Nebraska are also very interested.

Graham Pocic

6-5, 305 pounds
Same HS at Dave Molk, a 4-star OL who commited to Michigan this year. Chris Pool commented after he ran at the Iowa City combine last year that he had improved his stock. He'll need to improve his agility drills to garner some top offers.

Trevor Robinson

6-4, 285 pounds
From Scout.com Regional Analyst Greg Powers: "He's going to be the top-rated offensive lineman in the state of Nebraska, definitely one of the top-10 offensive linemen in the Midwest. There's no doubt in my mind that he'll get the major offers."
Currently holds an Iowa offer, extended last week.

Joe Schafer

6-5, 265 pounds
Teammate of Rafael Eubanks and Broderick Binns at Cretin Derham-Hall. Seeing attention from some of the bigger schools in the area, Michigan, Ohio State, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, etc. Looks like he may shape up as one of the top OL in the state, if not the region.

Dan Shufeldt

6-4, 295 pounds
From Scout.com Regional Analyst Greg Powers: "He's played for one of the most potent offensive attacks in the state of Missouri. He blocked for Scott Concannon, committed to NW, who put up some some gaudy numbers at RB last year. A pretty solid player, he's definitely a guy to keep your eye on."
Also a heavyweight wrestler.

Robert Steeples

6-2, 180 pounds
From Scout.com Regional Analyst Greg Powers: "Maybe the top DB prospect in the state of Missouri for next year. He plays for DeSmet, who's classically a tremendous school. They had a down year last year, but the year before won a State Title. His teammate, Wes Kemp, is one of the most highly regarded players in the Midwest, if not the top overall player in the state of Missouri. Definitely a duo there to keep an eye on if there is the interest with Iowa."

Jacob Stoneburner

6-5, 215 pounds
Front Scout.com Regional Analyst Greg Powers: "He's a big WR, he plays WR on the HS team. He has great speed for a kid that's 6-5, 200-215 pounds. He'll do things in the vertical passing game that other tight ends just won't be able to do. They have offered him as a Te. He's going to be able to flex out and do some special things at the tight end position. He could make some strides in an offense where it's not just about blocking schemes."

Look for more updates throughout the week on other players who made it to Iowa City for the junior day!


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