Madison LB Pulls Down Hawkeye Offer

Iowa saw enough of Jordan Fredrick at its camp last weekend that the Hawkeyes called him on Thursday and extended to him his first scholarship offer. The 2011 linebacker grew up in the shadows of Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, but he said he is not a lock to be a Badger of they offer. Find out more about Fredrick and get caught up on his recruitment in this Hawkeye Insider update.

Iowa called Jordan Fredrick Thursday morning and offered him a scholarship. The Hawkeyes asked him an important question.

"They wanted to know if the Badgers offered if that was where I wanted to go," the Madison, Wis. resident said. "I told them that just because I grew up a Badger fan and my dad (Craig) played there doesn't mean I'm going there. Iowa made a great first impression. I love the campus, the facilities, everything."

Fredrick camped at Iowa on Saturday, but he didn't get to see a lot of what the school and program had to offer. On Thursday, the coaches asked him to take an unofficial visit to Iowa City next week.

"I'm definitely going," the 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker said. "I talked with my parents and I want to go next week. I'm pretty sure we're all going down there."

Recruiting started slowly for Fredrick. He said things picked up this spring. He earned all-combine honors at an event in Brookfield, Ill. and took home all-camp honors at a Nike event.

Iowa offered Fredrick his first scholarship.

"My coaches and dad also sent out a lot of film," Fredrick said. "I think that helped a lot."

Fredrick has played defensive back in high school. He worked with the linebackers at the Iowa camp.

"When they saw my film, they said I looked a lot like some of the linebackers that they've had success with," Fredrick said.

Lester Erb is leading the Hawkeyes' recruitment of Fredrick. He also hit it off with linebackers coach, Darrell Wilson, recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson and had an opportunity to speak with head coach Kirk Ferentz.

"He seems like a great guy," Fredrick said. "I was supposed to talk to him (Thursday), but they have a charity event coming up. I look forward to getting to know him more."

Fredrick doesn't know if an offer from Wisconsin will come when he takes part in a one-day camp there on June 28th.

"I think they want to see me at camp," he said. "I haven't talked to them a whole lot, but they came to my school in May. I think they're waiting to see how I fit in with them during the camp."

Fredrick will be at a Minnesota camp on Sunday. He'll camp at North Dakota State on the June 25 and Michigan State on July 12.

"I've started thinking about making a decision recently," Fredrick said. "I'm going to wait until I attend all the camps and see what happens. I'd like to make a decision before my season, but I don't want to rush it."

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