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Iowa Football Recruiting 2015: New Hawkeye Linebacker Justin Jinning

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Two-star linebacker from The Colony, Texas.

Justin Jinning

Linebacker

Hometown: The Colony, Texas
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
247 Sports Composite Rating: 3-star
Other Offers: Purdue, New Mexico St
Caring Is Creepy: Have a Seat Justin Jinning

It's worth remembering, though, that there's functionally little difference between 2- and 3-star prospects at Iowa when it comes to predicting future success to begin with-and being that we're talking about a smallish guy with speed, he's even the type of 2-star recruit that typically goes far at Iowa. So don't get too bummed about Jinning's light offer sheet; he's a guy Iowa targeted early and got. If he works hard and stays out of trouble, he'll do fine.

COMPARABLE. Jinning will have to develop into a Big Ten linebacker and that could be a season or two. He's not tall or rangy to play outside and is perhaps better suited in the middle. He could be a career role player or could be the next Quinton Alston.