The Hawkeyes failed in just a few areas this recruiting season. First, they did not land a desired cornerback. Secondly, they did not land a vertical wide receiver, with James Townsend at 6'1 being the tallest.
In order to add verticality on the offensive flank this year, the Hawks will only need to travel thirty minutes north to fill one of their top priorities. The target is Cedar Rapids Washington wide receiver, Adrian Arrington.
"I love the football program and coaches at Iowa," Arrington said. "The coaches are real nice people. I have yet to take any tours of the campus or facilities, but from what I hear from the coaches is that it's a great place."
Iowa is not the only school to begin its pursuit of Arrington this winter.
One of those offers happens to come from his childhood favorite.
"I grew up my whole childhood idolizing Michigan. I loved their helmets; they just stood out. I have yet to visit there, also, but I expect to see good things."
Arrington has no problem scoring points on the football field, but this winter has found his role in other activities as a team player.
"Our basketball team is 14-3 right now. I'm first in assists, second in rebounds, and third in scoring. I'm having a pretty good year," Adrian added."
Although its very early in the process, does Adrian know what he will factor into making his decision?
"I want to attend the best football program for me. The school has to rank well academically, and have a good feeling overall."
Arrington also noted he is no rush to make a decision, and fully expects to use some of his official visits.
Although Cedar Rapids Washington could have as a many as four or five division one prospects this fall, will the Hawks be able to land the marquee headliner in Arrington?