Iowa assistant basketball coach Sherman Dillard says he’s taken the 25-win season out for a test drive on the recruiting circuit, and likes the results.
IOWA CITY, Ia. – There’s a little less sunshine reflected in Iowa’s 2013 football recruiting class. For the first time in more than a decade, the Hawkeyes did not sign a player from Florida, according to the Rivals.com database. “We pretty much recruit Big Ten areas,” coach Kirk Ferentz said. “And then, we hit Texas.” [...]
Contrary to how it might seem, Kirk Ferentz has nothing against recruiting four- and five-star players.
COACH FERENTZ: It’s good to see you. And probably like most coaches, certainly excited about the class and excited to be back on campus as well. I think most of us are looking forward to getting reacquainted with our teams and our families and all that kind of thing. And the first thing I’d like [...]
Here are the players expected to sign with the Iowa football team on Wednesday: ========== Nathan Bazata, DT, 6-2, 275, Howells (Neb.) High School Rivals: three stars; Scout: three stars Bazata was ranked No. 74 at his position by Scout.com. Bazata gave a verbal commitment in April 2012. He’s benched a maximum of 375 pounds [...]
Kirk Ferentz wasn’t on top of the college football world a decade ago, but he could see it from where he stood. The Iowa football program was in the midst of an unprecedented run of success from 2002 to 2004, compiling records of 11-2, 10-3 and 10-2, respectively, in each of the three seasons. But [...]
One of the top wide receivers in the country remains a Hawkeye. Damond Powell, whose 30-yard per catch average was the best among junior-college players last season, said Saturday that he plans to honor his verbal scholarship commitment to Iowa. “I’m strong,” he told The Register in a phone call. “Tell everyone I’m a Hawk. [...]
Iowa City, Ia. – A swifter pace of recruiting throughout the country has Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz thinking about possibly changing staff assignments. Ferentz said during Tuesday’s press conference that he will consider having a staff member dedicated only to recruiting. Now that job falls on Eric Johnson, who also helps coach the Hawkeyes’ [...]
Roy Marble has never forgotten something the late Barry Stevens told him many years ago. “Barry always talked about giving back, and taking care of your own,” Marble said. “That still exists today.” So when Marble, Iowa’s all-time scoring leader, was asked to offer some assistance in Iowa State’s recruitment of Monte Morris, he never [...]