West Des Moines Valley HS RB/CB Joe Johnson spent Wednesday in Iowa City, getting to the Hawkeye program a little better, as well as learning a new position.
"I didn't get to play my usual position, which is running back," he said. "I didn't worry about that though, I got to do some corner which is what I'll play next year, as well as running back. I just got some experience there from that standpoint. Just to see how they do it, I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get a scholarship."
Iowa's defensive backs coach, Phil Parker, is known for getting into his players on the practice field, but Johnson saw a different side at camp.
"I think he's a great guy," he said. "He's got that comic side to him, he's also a serious guy, he'll tell you what you need to know. I like that a lot about him.
"It was my first time playing defense in about two years. I disappointed myself a few times, not sticking to the drills that I was learning, but at the same time, I think I did alright my first time out."
Johnson said he got a chance to visit with the staff during junior festivities prior to the camp itself, but didn't get a sense about when a possible offer may be coming. The Iowa staff is keeping in close contact with Johnson throughout the offseason, however.
"I'm pretty close with Coach Morgan, we talk through texting and I visit with him, I'll call him every once in a while," Johnson said. "I'm open to whatever will get me a scholarship."