Iowa Recruiting Roundup: 10/8-10/10

As recruiting heats up this fall, plenty of stories from around the network get lost in the shuffle. Every few days, we'll post a quick re-cap of what's gone on around the network. All stories listed below relate to a prospect Iowa currently, or may soon have its eye on. Some may be premium, some may be free, as noted by the "I" icon.

Matt Alkire of, Oct 10, 2007
Wayne Valley High School has a very talented two-way starter in Chris Pantale, but they also have a player who can hurt the opposing team in all three facets of the game in athlete Matt Dortch. At this point he has already picked up one offer from the Big Ten and is hoping for more as he continues an impressive senior season.   Full Story
Matt Dortch

Jeff Ermann of, Oct 10, 2007
Saint Louis University High (Mo.) coach Gary Kornfeld lately has had an inbox full of messages from reporters and recruiters, as word has begun to spread rapidly about the speed and athletic prowess of junior Ronnie Wingo. This doesn't surprise Kornfeld, who in 30 years has seen few, if any, athletes so gifted. latest in Wingo, and the mututal interest level between he and MU:   Full Story

Mizzou No. 1 for Wingo?

Allen Wallace of, Oct 10, 2007
Reuben Johnson is visiting Tennessee for the South Carolina game. "Tennessee is a powerhouse and the SEC is a powerhouse conference," he said. "They always seem to have a great program. It's a great place to play football and I love their fan support. The school is huge and they always sell out their games. My coaches and family are all helping me and we just want to find a perfect place...    Full Story
Reuben Johnson

Matt Alkire of, Oct 9, 2007
Marcus Cooper is still holding the same four scholarship offers and frankly, after watching him play it is a mystery why he has not been picking up more and more offers throughout the season. So far he and his Bloomfield High School teammates are off to a 2-2 start, however Cooper is putting up absolutely gaudy numbers on offense.   Full Story
Marcus Cooper

Matt Alkire of, Oct 9, 2007
Last season Derrick Jones carried 130 times for 980 yards and nine touchdowns and also caught nine passes for 124 yards and another score in only eight games. This year the Collegeville, Pa., native is on pace to absolutely shatter those statistics, but his main focus has been in the classroom to make sure he qualifies to play at the collegiate level.   Full Story
Derrick Jones

Brandon Huffman of, Oct 9, 2007
The 6-4, 225-pound tight end prospect from Scranton, Penn., Hugie Graham, took an official visit to UCLA this last weekend, and his high school coach fills us in on Graham's impression of the trip...   Full Story

Hubie Graham

Chris Pool of, Oct 9, 2007
The 2007 season is at the half-way point and although there are a lot of schools that are putting the finishing touches on recruiting, there are still some that are looking for the late blooming high school seniors that have emerged as D-1 prospects.   Full Story
Tyrone Saunders
FB Tyrone Saunders

Bob Lichtenfels of, Oct 9, 2007
NEW BERLIN, NY -- Milford head coach Bill Chaplick has quietly built Milford Academy into one of the nation's premiere post-graduate football programs. ventured to New Berlin recently to check out the prep school powerhouse.   Full Story
Milford Falcon

Allen Wallace of, Oct 8, 2007
Although Willie Mobley continues to deny a leader, he does have a list of schools he'd like to visit. "I haven't set up any trips yet, but plan to do it soon," said's No. 19 defensive tackle. "I've been real busy and didn't want to set up a date and have to cancel. I'm thinking of visiting Ohio State and Wisconsin. I'll probably go to Arizona for sure and maybe even Tennessee..."   Full Story

Jeff Ermann of, Oct 8, 2007
There was no doubt Mizzou's impressive start and its sensational, nationally televised win was going to have a positive effect with recruits, including some who've already verbally committed but are not 100 percent sure of their decisions. One such player is highly touted four-star running back Jason Ford of Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville, Illinois.   Full Story

Robert Thorne of, Oct 8, 2007
This three-star wide receiver just completed his official visit to Clemson this weekend. What were the highlights of his visit? When will he make his decision? has all these answers and more in this recruiting update.   Full Story

Chris Pool of, Oct 8, 2007
Jeff Brinson, a 5-foot-11, 205-pound, running back, from Saint Petersburg (Fla.) Northeast, has a scholarship offer from Purdue and several other schools. The Boiler Sports Report interviewed Brinson and he gave us the 411 on his offers, favorites, official visits and more.   Full Story

RB Jeff Brinson

Chris Pool of, Oct 8, 2007
Chad Sprayberry, a 6-foot-3, 228-pound, linebacker, from Oak Forest (Ill.) is one of the top defensive prospects in the Land of Lincoln. Sprayberry has a couple of scholarship offers and he's receiving mail and phone calls from several other schools including most in the Big Ten.   Full Story
Chad Sprayberry
LB Chad Sprayberry

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