2024 Football Recruiting


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Mar 22, 2010
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Tom is hinting that everyone who visited this weekend committed. Pry won’t completely happen, but wow.


Loved and Defended The Criminal Until the Bitter End
Sep 21, 2009
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And I’ve coached against Reis too. Plays with a mean streak on the court.


Oct 20, 2007
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Who all would it be

Over the weekend of June 23rd to June 25th, Iowa will host nearly a dozen recruits in a big official visit weekend. Eleven uncommitted recruits in the class of 2024 will be in Iowa City for their official visits. It’s a chance for the coaching staff to get a final push in before the dead period begins on June 27th. Several of the recruits that have already committed will be on campus as well to help persuade the bunch to come to Iowa.
Tight End Visits
Of the 11 visitors, six of them are pass catchers – two tight ends and four wide receivers. The top tight end of the group is Eric Karner, a four-star from Elmhurst, Illinois. He is 6’-5” and 220 pounds and is currently slated as the 33rd overall tight end in the nation. In addition to the Hawkeyes, Karner is getting a lot of attention from Florida and Michigan State. After his official visit to Gainesville on June 12th, he said, “They’re probably at the top [of the list] right now.” He has a visit scheduled with Michigan State as well. Karner has the ideal stature for a tight end and could very well be another great Hawkeye tight end, but Kirk Ferentz and staff will have to “wow” him this weekend.
Gavin Hoffman is the other tight end who will be in Iowa City this weekend. He’s a three-star from Overland Park, Kansas who’s also getting looks from Missouri and Arizona State. Hoffman is the same height and weight as Karner, and ranked just one spot behind him nationally at the position, 34th overall. At this point, the Hawkeyes do not have a tight end in their 2024 commits, so Karner and Hoffman will be top targets this weekend.
Wide Receiver Visits
The four wide receivers in town start with three-star KJ Parker. The 5’-11” and 165-pound pass catcher is listed as an athlete according to 247Sports, but the Hawkeyes would probably like to see him in that slot position. Parker goes to the same high school as Karner in Elmhurst, Illinois. Cincinnati is the other team with eyes on this wide receiver, and his decision will likely be between the Hawkeyes and the Bearcats this June.

Charlie Becker is from Nashville, Tennessee, and stands at 6’-3” and 185 pounds at receiver. He’s currently the 113th-ranked wideout in the 2024 class, and will be in Iowa City this weekend. Becker made an unofficial visit in May and said he liked the feel at Iowa. Prior to his official visit this weekend, he made visits to Northwestern and Indiana. These two programs are likely the main competition for the Hawkeyes to land Becker. Adding a receiver of his frame to the 2024 class would be massive, as Iowa has not landed a receiver commitment for 2024 yet.
Reece Vander Zee and Sage Clawges are the other two wide-outs making official visits this weekend. They are both three-stars according to 247Sports, and they have the ideal size for their position. Vander Zee is 6’-5” from Rock Rapids, Iowa. He visited Iowa State earlier in June, and the Cyclones appear to be the only other major player in his decision. Clawges is 6’-4” and currently does not have any other official visits scheduled. That is a good sign for Iowa who could use his size at the position.
Top Defensive Player Visits
The highest-rated recruit visiting Iowa City this weekend is edge rusher Chima Chineke who’s a three-star and 31st-ranked at his position nationally. Chineke is 6’-4.5” and 240 pounds entering his senior year of high school at Plano East High School in Plano, Texas. He finished his junior season in 2022 with 31 tackles and six-and-half sacks. He officially visited Oklahoma State just a few days ago and also visited Oregon State, Texas Tech, Kansas, and Vanderbilt. Chineke will make a decision in July, and Texas Tech will likely be the biggest competition for Ferentz and staff.

Xavier Lucas stands out as one of the defensive backs visiting Iowa this weekend. He’s a Fort Lauderdale, Florida native and has garnered attention from Big Ten and SEC schools, including Alabama. Lucas has officially visited Rutgers, Wisconsin, and Illinois, with Iowa being his final official visit before the dead period. He has run a 10.99 100-meter dash in high school and is just over six feet tall and 185 pounds. The interest he is gaining from Illinois and Iowa is significant being that they were the top two scoring defenses in the nation last year with excellent secondaries.
Other Notable Defenders
Jaylen Watson is a three-star athlete who Iowa offered as a defensive back after he attended Iowa’s June camp session. The Ohio native has been offered as a wide receiver to a handful of other schools but has said Iowa is at the top of his list. Watson is set to make a decision on July 8th.
Rashad Godfrey is another Florida native at defensive back who will be in Iowa City this weekend. He’s officially visited Western Michigan and Florida Atlantic to this point, with Iowa being his final visit before the dead period. He’s a 6’-2” 185-pound cornerback. Graham Eben is visiting but currently does not hold any offer from Iowa. The Iowa native is listed as a two-star defensive back, with interest from South Dakota as well.
Finally, defensive end Joseph Anderson will be among the group in Iowa City this weekend. The edge rusher is a three-star at 6’-5” and 210 pounds from Saint Louis, Missouri. He officially visited both Nebrantska and Kansas earlier this month. Both of which will be in competition with Iowa for landing Anderson.

The Dad

Legitimately bald forever and stupid looking
Mar 31, 2012
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3 of the 4 wrs are white. Becker committed to Indiana after the Iowa visit.

Correction - apparently the kid named Sage Clawges is also a non-white.


Might Need to GFH
Dec 5, 2007
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life would be a lot more fun if HIV was like tag and you could give it to someone to cure yourself.
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Said Tom Brady's Career Was Over in 2008
Aug 3, 2008
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That's the one.
@thrawn it's also the plot of an episode of Portlandia where you had to pass on the DVD of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to free yourself from the curse of having it show up in your Netflix que knowing you would never watch it but had it on there to appear to be a cinephile.