THE BIGGEST FISH OUT THERE FOR IOWA TO LAND IS REGGIE SPEARMAN. He originally gave his verbal commitment to Illinois but visited Minnesota and Iowa. Spearman is set to decide the day before signing day. He gave Iowa another look last week on an unofficial visit. Reggie fills a need at linebacker since Iowa will start three seniors at that position this upcoming season. Spearman loves his Twitter and perhaps loves the recruiting drama too.
JACQUILLE VEII WAS THOUGHT TO BE DOWN TO IOWA AND MARYLAND. Veii is set to announce his decision on signing day. Now, there's a new player in the mix. Veii will visit Nebraska this weekend.
IOWA HOPED TO LAND THREE-STAR WIDE RECEIVER PROSPECT BRIAN LEMELLE. He committed to UCONN less than 24 hours after he visited Iowa last weekend. This is interesting, Lemelle liked Iowa but didn't like that he didn't know who his wide receiver coach would be.
FOR OTHER WIDE RECEIVER PROSPECTS. Iowa is waiting on Cameron Smith, who also is considering Arizona State and Nebraska.
If Smith decides to take his talents to other than Iowa the Hawkeyes may look at Dre Fuller.
I really want this iowa offer man...— Dre Fuller (@Og_LiP) January 30, 2013
Fuller has mentioned on his Twitter account that Cameron Smith's decision is making him nervous (the assumption is that the coaches told him his offer is pending). He also tweets that Utah State is interested and recently had a spot open up there.
Lemelle's offer appears to have gone to Anjeus Jones. Jones was set to visit Iowa before there was a scholarship opportunity but decided to stick with his verbal commitment to Colorado State instead. Texas Tech joined the Hawkeyes in offering a ride to Jones. He scheduled a trip to see Tech this weekend.
THERE'S STILL A FEW PREFERRED WALK-ON/POSSIBLE SCHOLARSHIP PROSPECTS LEFT. Look for Iowa to sign four to five players by next Wednesday. Some local grown talent is waiting on already offered kids to find out if they can get a full ride at Iowa or be asked to walk-on.
Johnston offensive lineman Dylan Jones decided to take a shot at Northwest Missouri State. He did not have an Iowa offer.
Bo Bower visited Iowa last weekend and Northern Iowa upped their scholarship offer from a partial to full ride. Iowa had yet to offer Bower and likes him as a walk-on.
And finally, Trev Hadechek will have a tough decision to make. Northern Iowa also offered him scholarship money to play for the Panthers. He has walk-on opportunities at Iowa, Iowa State and Wisconsin.
GARY DINARDO LIKES A COUPLE OF IOWA'S CURRENT VERBAL COMMITS. Dinardo took to his Twitter account to share his thoughts on LeShaun Daniels and Desmond King.
B1G 2013 Recruiting #Hawkeyes Commit L Daniels 6'0" 215 RB 1 of best signees in B1G this yr.Way underated has star potential pefect fit gr8— Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) January 30, 2013
B1G 2013 Recruiting #Hawkeyes Commit D.King 5'11" 180 CB/RB Jr. tape 3* accurate very good ball skills, good not great speed will play CB— Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) January 30, 2013
FOR A FULL LIST OF IOWA'S CURRENT VERBAL COMMITS. Visit Rivals.com.
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