Saturday's scene at Kinnick Stadium impressed David Kravish. The Missouri native attended his first college football game when Iowa played host to Eastern Illinois in front of more than 70,000 people.
Kravish was officially visiting as a 2011 basketball recruit but became ensconced in the event.
"We got to go down on the field," the 6-foot-10, 200-pounder said. "I started hearing the (Iowa) student section yelling at me, "David, come to Iowa." It was pretty cool."
Kravish arrived in Iowa City Thursday night and left on Sunday morning. He did not commit on his visit, but said he "had a great time."
"I got a really good feeling about the coaches and from people in the city," the Lee's Summit resident said. "From what I can tell, everybody is very nice and you can really tell they enjoy their sports."
"That's what I'm planning depending on the scholarship situation," Kravish said. "I'll make my decision after those visits."
Kravish is keeping an eye on the "scholarships situations" at his schools of interest. Cal and Colorado are telling him that he's the only player at his position with a scholarship offer in the ‘11 class.
"Iowa has four (total) scholarships open," Kravish said. "Coach (Fran) McCaffery told me that he'll let me know every time one is taken. If it looks like these schools are using up scholarships, I might have to change my plan. But for right now, I want to take my visits and then decide."
Kravish plans to major in pre-med. He's now familiar with the University of Iowa's Hospitals and Clinics.
"I got to watch an ACL surgery," Kravish said. "That was awesome. The hospital is just massive."
McCaffery set up training table for his team at his house on Saturday night. Kravish attended that function and received a good look at the basketball facilities.
"They took us through the construction site so we could see what was done and where everything else would be, like the new weight room," he said. "That was cool. I really like the arena."
McCaffery spent time getting to know his recruiting target.
"When I talked with him, it was just really comfortable. It didn't feel weird or awkward at all," Kravish said. "I just get that sense that he's not going to tell me something I want to hear if it isn't true."
So, did the connection with the coach, the school and the town move the Hawkeyes to the top of Kravish's wish list?
"I really don't want to say anything about that," he said. "I really like and respect the schools that are recruiting me. I'll let the process play out."