IOWA RECEIVED A LETTER OF INTENT FROM ALL BUT THREE OF THEIR VERBAL COMMITMENTS YESTERDAY. Running back Markel Smith will send his letter to Iowa today. His signing was delayed due to snow shutting down school in the St. Louis area. Ross Reynolds will accept a greyshirt offer at Iowa and will officially be on scholarship in January of 2015. Torey Hendrick can't join the Iowa team until June. Expect his signing to happen then. With the Letters of Intent in, Ferentz can finally talk about this crop of new Hawkeyes.
Marc Morehouse has all of Ferentz's press conference on the On Iowa Blog. There's also the audio on the On Iowa Podcast. Here's part one of four:
Of course, there's more than just recruiting talk. We learn that Ferentz intends to keep the quarterback competition open this spring. Rudock is the leader, like last year, but C.J. Beathard is catching up. Ferentz thinks the competition is a "good thing" for the football team.
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- Ferentz doesn't have any changes from last Fall's roster
- Iowa will again practice in West Des Moines for the public this Spring
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- Iowa's Spring practice begins the last week of March
- Kirk Ferentz is happy Brian Ferentz is staying
- Ferentz mentioned Derrick Mitchell when asked about red-shirt freshmen wide receivers
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THESE RECRUITS HAVE A LONG WAYS TO GO BEFORE THEY CAN GET A COMBINE INVITE. The NFL Combine has sent invites to five former Hawkeyes. C.J. Fiedorowicz, James Morris, Christian Kirksey, Anthony Hitchens and Connor Boffeli will workout for pro scouts at the annual combine that will be televised by the NFL Network. If you're curious, CJF was a 4-star recruit, Morris 3-stars, Kirksey 3-stars, Boffeli 3-stars and Hitchens a 2-star running back recruit (per Rivals).
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