Fiedorowicz Sets Official Visit Date at Iowa

C.J. Fiedorowicz continues to look at Iowa and Illinois as he tries to decide on his college destination. The four-star tight end has set his official visit with Iowa. Find out when he's coming to Kinnick and where he stands in his recruitment in this Hawkeye Insider premium update.

And then there were two.

Prized tight end prospect C.J. Fiedorowicz says he will choose between Iowa and Illinois for his college destination. The door is shut on everyone else.

"I'm still (verbally committed to) Illinois right now, but the way they're playing is embarrassing," Fiedorowicz said. "I really like how Iowa looks."

Fiedorowicz is a four-star prospect and the second-ranked tight end nationally according to Scout.com. He hails from Johnsburg (Ill.) High, which is northeast of Chicago closer to the Wisconsin boarder.

Fiedorowicz visited Illinois a few weeks ago and will make his official visit to Iowa on November 7th when the Hawkeyes take on Northwestern. He says he will return to Illinois for one more game and also catch another Iowa game. The timing will depend on how far his team goes in the Illinois high school playoffs.

Fiedorowicz committed to Illinois in July, but reopened his recruitment earlier this month. And even though he still considered himself an Illinois verbal right now, he said he was leaning towards the Hawkeyes as his favorite.

Lester Erb has been speaking with Fiedorowicz a few times a week, according to the player, and he got a chance to talk with Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz last week.

"It's fun to talk with them," Fiedorowicz said. "They say they still want me pretty bad."

Fiedorowicz watched the Iowa-Michigan game a few weeks ago and saw Hawkeye tight end Tony Moeaki catch six passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns. He also saw some of last week's Iowa win at Wisconsin, in particular Moeaki's touchdown catch.

"He's got really good hands," Fiedorowicz said.

Fiedorowicz said his game resembles that of Moeaki in route running and receiving. He admires the Iowa tight end's blocking.

"I feel like I run good routes, but blocking is my weakness right now," Fiedorowicz said.

Johnsburg coaches split Fiedorowicz out wide much more often than they line him up on the line.

"I just haven't blocked a lot," he said. "I need to stay on my blocks longer."

Fiedorowicz indicates he wants to play during his first year on a college campus.

"That's a big thing for me during this process," he said. "I've been starting on the varsity since I was a freshman. I don't know what it's like to sit on the sideline."

So, when can we expect a decision from Fiedorowicz?

"I have no idea," he said. "When it comes to me, I'll make a choice. I do know that I'm not opening it up anymore. It's Iowa or Illinois."

When Fiedorowicz opened up his recruitment earlier in the month, he received interest from Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Ohio State. He told them he was down to two.


Hawkeye Insider Top Stories