The Iowa football team just pulled off one of the best weeks of recruiting in recent history. Here’s where Swarm 2020 goes from here.
It’s tough to realize right now, but the Iowa football team’s class of 2020 still has a ways to go before it’s complete. Although a little less likely than other programs due to the type of players the Hawks recruit, there is always the chance players decommit between now and the early signing period in December. Plus, there are still scholarship spots remaining.
So where does the Iowa football team’s class of 2020 go from here after hauling in 10 commits in the last two weeks?
Now, it’s time to hone in on a few remaining targets.
First, though, I think it’s pretty safe to say the Iowa football team isn’t going to be targeting the defensive line or quarterback positions, and I would venture a guess that they are slowing down on defensive backs after nabbing four in the past two weeks.
As it stands today, the Iowa football team has just one tackle commit and three overall offensive line commits (which knowing the Hawks there is some flexibility where these guys play). They have several offers still outstanding, but the big fish left on the market is four-star tackle prospect Connor McLaughlin who made an official visit two weeks ago. The main competition at this point appears to be Stanford, another school known for developing strong offensive linemen.
Despite landing one of the top tight ends in Elijah Yelverton, the Iowa football team is still hot on the trails of two four-star tight ends and given the success of Iowa’s two tight end formations and the lack of depth at the position, it makes sense they would want to sign one or two more guys.
If they are able to land both Theo Johnson and Luke Lachey, we could be talking about this tight end recruiting class as having the most of the potential of any tight end recruiting class in program history.
The Iowa football team typically likes to bring in at least two wide receivers in each class, and right now they only have one wide receiver, Quavon Matthews, in the class.
Fortunately, there are a few good recruits out there that are interested in the Hawks starting with Indianapolis product David Baker who is announcing his decision later this week. In addition to Baker, Kaevion Mack and Diante Vines are high on Iowa’s list and the interest is mutual.
Available scholarships can fluctuate but given there are 85 scholarships for NCAA teams, and more often than not the number of scholarship players shrinks the further out the classes get (i.e a senior class isn’t likely going to have all of the scholarship players from their original recruiting class due to attrition), there likely at least 5-6 scholarship spots still available.
If the Iowa football team can land 1 or 2 wide receivers and tight ends in addition to 1 more tackle, this class will be nearly complete barring a few last minute surprises.
I don’t know about you, but I am getting really excited for a recruiting class that isn’t even going to be in Iowa City for at least six more months, at the earliest.