Seniors Albert Young and Damian Sims exhausted their eligibility this past season, leaving Jevon Pugh -- who has dealt with homesickness during his first year with the program -- as the only scholarship running back returning to Iowa's roster. This underscored the impetus for restocking the backfield with this recruiting class.
This is nice. In the face of a crapload of serious allegations against JP, there is no official comment either way regarding his status. Then every recruit we talk to pops off that "I'm coming because the staff told us they don't have any returning running backs." Thus leaving every to assume that JP was in fact seriously mixed up in all that shit. Now, when JP does decide to return (despite the zero level of support he has received), it all gets blamed on "home sickness." Way to stay classy, guys.
Eds Note: If that comment was from JP himself (and I have looked to confirm in any fashion) then I recant the above.