William Lowe Talks Iowa Commitment

The Iowa Hawkeyes are nearing the ‘finish line' for their recruiting class of 2008. William Lowe took a visit to Iowa back in December and made a verbal commitment to the Hawkeyes on Monday. Read what he had to say about it in this premium recruiting update

The Iowa Hawkeyes are nearing the ‘finish line' for their recruiting class of 2008. William Lowe took a visit to Iowa back in December and made a verbal commitment to the Hawkeyes on Monday.

Lowe plays for Glenville North in suburban Cleveland, and four of his former teammates are current members of the Hawkeye football team.

That played a prominent factor in Lowe ultimately deciding on the Hawkeyes.

"I visited Iowa back in December and then I sat down and did the pros and cons to each school," Lowe said. "I sat down with coach, grandmother and my mother and told them about the visits, and said this what I like and don't like.

"I liked how Iowa has people I know and played with before; that was a deciding factor. Plus, the coaches at Iowa are real nice and I had a good vibe with the defensive backs coach (Phil Parker). I like Kirk Ferentz a lot, too."

Lowe reported scholarship offers from North Carolina State and Indiana, and some interest from Michigan.

"Michigan wanted me to come up and take a visit, but recruiting was starting to get a little bit crazy and Iowa was at the top of my list anyway, so I decided against taking that visit and just committed to Iowa."

Lowe says that he prefers the cornerback position to safety, but he will do what Iowa asks of him. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound prospect said that he ran a 4.38 forty yard dash time at Akron's football camp this past summer.

"I can play physically but I also have the speed to hang with the fast receivers. And Iowa said that I could come in early and compete for time. That was important to me."

Lowe says that he plans on training hard right up until he joins the Hawkeye program later this year and wants to add strength without losing any speed.

He also believes that having friends already on Iowa's campus will be a big plus for him once he arrives.

" Bruce Davis is someone I talk with. I talk with Diante Morrow a lot as well. I am close to all of the guys from the area. When I get down there, they have the experiences, so that will be a help to me."

As a cornerback last year, Lowe said that he recorded 25 tackles, had four pass deflections and three interceptions, and said that teams didn't throw at him very much.


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