Recruiting Home Stretch

With signing day coming up three weeks, we have provided some names that Hawkeye fans may want to keep an eye on between now and the first Wednesday in February. Iowa may have between three and six more scholarships they will award between now and signing day

With signing day coming up three weeks, here are some names that Hawkeye fans may want to keep an eye on between now and the first Wednesday in February. This is not a complete list of prospects that Iowa is involved with, but may provide some of the ‘off the radar names' you may be hearing from us heading down the stretch.

OFFENSIVE LINE:

Jake Campbell (6-7/320) Belleville High School-East, Illinois
Chase Tanner (6-5/305) Council Bluffs-Lincoln
Dan Kruger (6-5/305) Britt, Iowa

Campbell has committed to Arkansas State, but I believe Iowa has been in contact. If Belleville East looks familiar, it should; Iowa right tackle Kyle Calloway graduated from the same school. Tanner is someone that is getting a late look from Iowa as well. The same can be said of Kruger, who has gotten some looks as a defensive lineman, but Iowa is intrigued in his possibilities on the offensive side of the ball.

DEFENSIVE BACK

Eric Loper
Kareem Pratt
Jarius Jones
Torian Phillips

Loper recently committed to Villanova, but things might not be entirely finished on that front. He has nice size, 6-1/190 and 4.50 speed. Plays corner, but could also be a safety prospect. Pratt and Phillips are holdover mentions from our November update and I still believe Iowa has been in contact. Jairus Jones has an Iowa offer, and he intends to visit Iowa City the weekend of January 23rd.

DEFENSIVE LINE/LB

Ka'Lial Glaud
Aaron Hush
Forrest Stucky
Dylan Farrington 6'5 220 MI

Hush is from Piscataway Township in New Jersey, the same home town as 2008 Iowa commit JD Griggs. He has committed to Temple, but the Hawks are still in contact. Stucky is a linebacker prospect from Hutchinson, Kansas. TCU may be close to offering, and Iowa is somewhere in the mix. Glaud continues to put the pieces together before a decision, and a recent Scout.com analysis of his recruitment feels its Iowa, West Virginia or Rutgers. Dylan Farrington of Michigan is a defensive end prospect who may be nearly a breakthrough on the quality of his offers.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Jamal Gray
Stephane Ngoumou
Bobby Joyce

Gray is from Harvey Thornton High in the Chicagoland area. He is 6-3/190 and has an offer from Western Michigan at present. Ngoumou has some impressive size (6-4/200) and he hails from Wootton High School in Maryland. Here is a video clip I found online: http://www.reelathletics.net/SNgoumou.html . Joyce is from Erie, and is 6-1/180, but he ran a 4.91 40-yard dash at a Scout.com combine this past year.

ATHLETES

Micah Hyde
Ezra Thompson

Hyde is a 6-1/170 prospect from Fostoria, OH. He has known offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati and Central Michigan. Thompson has some good size at 6-1/193 and may project as a safety. He originally committed to Miami (OH) and is now committed to Colorado State. He comes from Lincoln-Way High in Frankfort, IL


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