Waynes Headed to Iowa City to See Hawkeyes

Wisconsin Prep teammates and best friends Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes hold offers from many of the same schools. Iowa is not one of them. Waynes will visit the Hawkeyes this weekend in hopes of picking up an offer already extended to Gordon. Find out what Waynes said about the Hawkeyes, going to the same school as his friend and more in this recruiting update.

Trae Waynes says Melvin Gordon is his best friend. The Wisconsin prep teammates could very well continue that bond in college.

"A lot of the top schools for him are the top schools for me," Waynes said. "He told me that when I get back from Iowa, we're going to sit down and have an adult talk. It might be likely that we play together, but we're two different people, too. We'll see what happens in the end."

Waynes said that Iowa recently jumped into his recruitment. The Hawkeyes invited the Bradford (Kenosha) High safety in for a visit this coming weekend.

"I don't know much about them other than that they're recruiting Melvin real hard and they're one of his favorites," the 6-foot, 170-pound Waynes said. "He really wants me to check them out."

Waynes holds scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Michigan State, Iowa State, Illinois, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, North Dakota and North Dakota State. He calls Wisconsin and Michigan State his favorites and camped at both.

More scouts took notice of Waynes after he ran a 4.28-second (hand held), 40-yard dash at Iowa State and Michigan State. He's visited all the schools that have offered him scholarships.

"I'd like to make a decision before the season starts," Waynes said. "I received information in the mail about LSU's camp on (Tuesday), but I don't think I can go to that. I think it will come down to the schools involved with me now."

Iowa told Waynes he will receive a tour of the campus and football facilities and meet with coaches on his one-day visit on Friday.

"Another offer would be good," he said. "If I got one, it would make it more positive for my recruitment."

Waynes said he did not grow up a fan of Wisconsin despite being from the state.

"I always thought that I would go out of state," he said. "But every time I go there, I like it more and more. They're a favorite of mine now."

Waynes is scheduled to visit Michigan State on July 12th, Bowling Green on the 13th and North Dakota later in the month.


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