Steven Staggs Visits Iowa City

Steven Staggs, a 6-2, 183 pound WR with 4.43 speed could be one of the best kept secrets in Iowa this year. A broken leg sidelined him for most of his junior year, but after a strong summer camp and combine performance, he's being watched closely by several top midwest schools. Read more about Staggs and his plans for the fall in this premium recruiting update.

Steven Staggs, a two-star WR out of Oskaloosa (Iowa) High School took an unofficial visit to Iowa on Friday, checking out the Hawkeyes' Open Practice at Kinnick Stadium.

"We checked in at the complex, went to position meetings for a while, then we toured around the locker rooms, the pink locker room and everything," Staggs said. "We got to watch the practice and scrimmage. Then we went up to the press box and ate. I'd seen all the locker room and stuff before, but it was cool to see it again."

Staggs said being on the sideline for a Big Ten-level scrimmage was exciting, getting a chance to see the speed of the game.

"It was good to watch my position out there, see where I have to be to compete at a high level," he said.

Staggs was joined by several other in-state members of the 2008 class, guys like Adam Robinson, L.J. Gamblin, and others. They see each other at plenty of events, and have gotten to be pretty good friends. Staggs also was able to talk with a few current Hawkeyes he'd met previously.

"I got to see (Oskaloosa grad) Tyler Sash before the scrimmage and after the scrimmage," he said. "I watched him, and he played pretty well today. Trey Stross, I got to talk to him too. He didn't get to play because of the leg injury."

Staggs says Purdue, Iowa, Iowa State, and Missouri are the schools he's hearing from the most, but he's also receiving interest from Kansas and Kansas State. Army is currently Staggs' lone offer.

"I know Iowa and Iowa State, Missouri, and Purdue are all requesting my first few games of tape," he said. "I was talking with (Iowa Receivers Coach Lester) Erb about it and they wanted to go see my first two games or so to see how I'm looking."

Unofficial visit invites are already piling up for Staggs as well, making for a jam-packed fall.

"I got invited to games at Purdue , Iowa State, and Missouri," he said. "I've got invites to all the games at Iowa, and some at Kansas State and Kansas, too.

"I want to get to Iowa/Iowa State, I want to go to the Iowa/Syracuse game. I want to try and make it to the Purdue/Notre Dame game or maybe the Purdue/Ohio State game. Maybe the Nebraska/Missouri game."

Staggs plans to sit down in the next week or so to decide what games he'll be taking unofficial visits to, but will hold off on making any choices for official visits until later on, pushing that back until mid-season.

Staggs is fully recovered from a broken leg that forced him out of the majority of his junior season. At the Scout.com combine in Kansas City, the 6-2, 183 pound stags ran the second fastest 40-yard dash among wide receivers (4.43), bested only by 5-5, 134 pound Keon Rucker (4.34) out of Bentonville (Ark.) High School. He also finished in the top five among receivers in short shuttle (4.22), vertical jump (33"), 3-cone drill (7.18) and broad jump (8-11).


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