Many fans have been anxiously waiting for 4-star Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.) running back Jameel Poteat's announcement. Poteat had hinted to Scout.com in late June that would like to have a decision made before the start of his senior season. Now, fans need to hit the brakes.
"Well, Minnesota offered me today, so I don't know. I think that I really want to check out some other schools before I make a decision," said Poteat to HawkeyeInsider.com on Monday night.
With his decision now expected until at least mid-season, Iowa has more time to chase after the nationally ranked No. 15 back.
"I'm really interested in Iowa. Their coaching staff left a really great impression with me and they run the ball a lot. I mean a lot," said the 2011 prospect. "I know they need a couple backs. I got to get out there and see what they are all about. I have to talk with my parents. My dad schedules all my visits and stuff, so I don't have to worry about it."
In early July, Poteat appeared to have it narrowed down to eight schools, but with the Minnesota offer, another enters the fold. Besides for the Hawks and Gophers, Cincinnati, Pitt, Rutgers, and UCONN have offered. Also in the mix is USC, Florida, and Notre Dame.
"Coach Wilson been telling me that I would have a really good chance of coming in and playing early. Early playing time is definitely important to me," said Poteat.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Poteat ran for 1,400 yards and added 400 receiving yards as a junior. He collected over 20 touchdowns in the process.
HawkeyeInsider.com will continue to monitor Poteat's recruiting and inform Iowa fans if anything breaks.