Waynes Enjoys Friday in Iowa City

Class of 2011 defensive back Trae Waynes has turned heads this spring with impressive testing results. The speedy Wisconsin product has secured offers from Wisconsin and Michigan State, to name a few. He visited Iowa on Friday in search of another offer. Find out how it went in this Hawkeye Insider update.

Trae Waynes came to Iowa City on Friday in hopes of landing another Big Ten scholarship offer. He left town still waiting on the Hawkeyes.

"I wasn't surprised," the 6-foot, 170-pounder said. "They told me the same thing that others schools have. They couldn't see my back peddle and my hips on film.

"That's why I camped at places this summer."

Waynes did not camp at Iowa, so the Hawkeye coaches are holding off.

"I got a real good vibe there," Waynes said of Iowa. "I understood why they didn't offer. (Eric Johnson) told me that they're still going to recruit me as long as I'm still interested in Iowa."

Johnson was the lone Hawkeye coach in town on Friday. The rest were on vacation this week.

"Coach Johnson told me that when they all get back, they're going to sit down and talk about a scholarship offer," Waynes said. "He told me to call back in the next week or so and we'll see how it goes."

Waynes was shown the football complex, facilities and campus on Friday. He and his family also walked around the downtown.

"It's really nice," Waynes said. "My mom knew about it. Two of her uncles went there (not to play football) so I really wanted to see what it was like."

Here is a story I wrote on Trae a few days ago. It provides background.


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