Conor Boffeli Commits to Iowa

Conor Boffeli made a decision midway through 2008 that he was going to play college football for Iowa State. It came down between the Cyclones and the Hawkeyes at that time, and Boffeli had struck up a great relationship with Gene Chizik and his staff. Chizik's departure from Ames opened things up, and Boffeli visited Iowa this weekend and left a Hawkeye.

This process has been a learning experience for Boffeli, to say the least. The teenager believed he had a very difficult decision out of the way, then Chizik left Ames for Auburn, a moved that surprised the college football nation.

That left Boffeli with a new coaching staff to get to know in Ames with just a few weeks left in the recruiting process and the rest of his life to wonder about the decision.

Shortly after Chizik left, someone very close to the West Des Moines Valley football program told me that Boffeli contacted Iowa to see if they were still interested in him. That person told me that Iowa requested some senior tape of Boffeli, and that they would analyze that and get back with him.

This was just before Iowa was heading to Florida to play in the Outback Bowl, and the game was first and foremost in Iowa's mind at that time.

While it's unclear to me when Iowa 're-offered' Boffeli, Jim Boffeli, Conor's father, told me on Sunday evening that he could confirm that Conor had committed to Iowa earlier in the day, and he is very much looking forward to the next four or five years of his life as a member of the Iowa football team. will speak with Conor following signing day about his process and his decision behind choosing Iowa.

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