At one point during the recruiting process last year, Chris Rowell of Warrensville Heights was all set to give a verbal commitment to Ohio State and become a Buckeye. Instead he ended up at Iowa. His younger brother Shawntel is destined to end up at a Big Ten school as well but he still has a few more years until he really becomes a hot commodity. At 6-3 and 330 pounds this 15-year-old is likely to be right at the top of Ohio's 2008 recruiting class.
July 26, 2005
Chris Rowell was the second to last commit in Iowa's nationally regarded 2005 recruiting class. He is also still waiting to see if he will have all of the requirements for admission into Iowa City, and HawkeyeNation.com spoke with him to get an update on his status.
June 6, 2005
The Iowa Hawkeyes received another verbal commitment this week when Ohio safety prospect Chris Rowell decommitted from West Virginia and announced his intentions for Iowa. Rowell, who has yet to qualify, talked about honesty and loyalty as two of the factors he admires in the Iowa coaching staff. Read Rowell's comments on his commitment to Iowa...
January 18, 2005