Recruiting is often described as a never-ending process, and that’ll be apparent Saturday night under the lights at Kinnick Stadium.
College football is getting more like college baseball in that your chance of struggling seems more likely if you’re a team from where it gets cold in the winter.
Iowa recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson says his job really hasn’t changed much since the coaching staff was shaken up this spring.
South Dakota isn’t considered a hot spot for college football recruiting, but the Iowa coaches still have managed to find help from there. Former Iowa stars Chad Greenway and Riley Reiff are both from South Dakota and so is Iowa’s latest commitment, with high school senior-to-be receiver Matt VandeBerg committing to the Hawkeyes on Sunday. [...]
Let me preface this by saying I’ve got nothing against Twitter.
I thought about starting this column with a smart-aleck remark that winning two out of nine times is remarkable for playing the lottery, but not for landing in-state football recruits.
Iowa has its Top 25 recruiting class in Iowa City. They are attending classes and dazzling fans in the Prime Time League.
Also notes on Zach Derby reaction to brother’s departure and the heat of the Bubble.
At this rate, Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz might be done with his 2013 recruiting class by the Sept. 1 season opener against Northern Illinois at Soldier Field in Chicago. Ferentz and his staff received verbal commitments from two more high school seniors-to-be on Friday with Ohio offensive lineman Sean Welsh and Missouri receiver/defensive back [...]
The Iowa football team continues to add to its 2013 recruiting class with a receiver from St. Louis the latest to pledge his allegiance. Derrick Mitchell Jr., a 6-foot, 185-pound senior-to-be at Vashon High School in St. Louis, committed to Iowa on Thursday according to several online reports. Mitchell picked Iowa over offers from Nebraska, [...]