One former Hawkeyes recruit is not happy that Iowa discouraged him from visiting other schools while he was committed.
Four-star cornerback Chevin Calloway told Rivals that it’s hypocritical that Iowa recruits players who are committed to other schools without letting their own commits take visits elsewhere.
“I think it’s very, sort of, hypocritical for them to do that,” Calloway said. “I committed early without seeing it, what I thought would be the best for me. But I was definitely unaware of the no-visit policy, until I actually committed and I went on to other schools to visit.”
Calloway also said he was disappointed that, after he committed to Iowa, the Hawkeyes stopped contacting him.
“They hit me up, and I wasn’t hearing from coach Ferentz, I wasn’t hearing from my positional coach, I wasn’t hearing from anybody. I was kind of shocked,” Calloway said. “The only person I heard from was the person who recruited in the area. When I talked to him, I asked, ‘What about the other coaches?’ and he wasn’t he wasn’t really clear with what’s going on. So it was a little hypocritical how they did everything, how you can’t visit schools, but they will go offer guys who are committed to other schools to come play your position.
“If you’re going to go and recruit other guys, I don’t think they should do that. Then they’ve got to understand that if you allow kids to go and visit other schools, even if they are committed to you, they would respect that more.”
Calloway, the No. 12 cornerback in the class of 2017 according to 247 Sports, committed to Iowa in July but decommitted Nov. 11 after an official visit to Nebraska. He is now considering Ole Miss, Texas and Arkansas.