IOWA CITY, Ia. A week after putting to bed its Class of 2011 on signing day, the Iowa football coaches are hard at work analyzing and offering scholarships to juniors.
The Hawkeyes extended an offer to DE-TE Aaron Lynch from Florida on Monday. In Scout.com's newest ratings, the 6-foot-5, 235-pounder was awarded three stars on a five-star scale. He also secured an offer from Miami the same day after earlier getting rides from Alabama, Florida State and West Virginia, among others.
It's nice to see Iowa and Rick Kaczenski working the talent rich the Sunshine State, especially the relatively untapped southwest area. De'Andre Johnson is the only representative from Florida to join the program in its last two classes.
Kaczenski is a great fit for that assignment. He's an energetic, young guy that can handle the travel and the heavy competition for prospects.
Crawford picked up an Iowa offer last week. It represented his first one from BCS school. Here's a link to the cornerback talking about the Hawkeyes and his recruitment.
Blakely only rates as a one-star recruit according to Scout, but he'll gain more during the next evaluation process. He already holds offers from Clemson, Iowa State, Rutgers, South Florida and Syracuse. At 5-9, 175, size is the question for the speedy back.
Here's a story on Blakely that we published today.