Cincinnati Combine: Hawkeye Storylines

On Saturday, Under Armour and took this year's combine series to Cincinnati. A number of the Midwest top prospects were in attendance, several of whom are on the Hawkeye radar. Here is how some of Iowa's top targets fared.

The story of the day was Avon (IN) defensive end Montez Robinson notching a 4.43 forty at 6'5, 230-lbs. Robinson is a big time athlete and pass rushing prospect. He says the Hawkeyes have already offered him, but also reported that he wants to take a closer look at the SEC.

Columbus East wide receiver Duwyce Wilson has an Iowa offer and it was easy to see why on Saturday. A taller receiver (6'3), he is very natural and smooth with everything he does. He glided past defenders effortlessly and makes tougher grabs look easy. A question on him coming in was speed, but he answered that with his 4.44 forty yard dash time.

Another player with a fine time was Indianapolis Pike's Dakotah Tyler. The 6'0, 205-lb safety ran a 4.38 and did well in man to man coverage. He is receiving interest from a few Big Ten teams and it wouldn't be surprising to see Iowa pick up the interest on this young man.

Quarterback Jordan Luallen also came in with an offer from the Hawkeyes. He was disappointed with his 4.69 forty, but that is plenty fast for a quarterback and Luallen is one of the best athletes under center in the Midwest. He threw the ball better and better as the day went along and hit a nice deep ball to teammate Luke Swift to cap off his day.

Two other Indiana products who have expressed interest in Iowa did well. Carmel fullback Kurt Freytag just seems like a Hawkeye type player. He is tough as nails and showed he can catch the ball out of the backfield. Columbus North OL Matt Krempel is big and powerful and could come to Iowa City for summer camp.

Lastly, there were a couple underclassmen who firmly put themselves on the radar. The best on the day up front was Plainfield's James Hurst. At 6'5, 275-lbs, the youngster has room to grow. He showed the feet and athleticism to be a left tackle and that makes him a hot commodity. He told us Iowa has already shown him some early love, so keep that name in mind for next year.

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