Iowa impresses Jayden McDonald on official visit; Hawkeyes’ CB Larry Tracy de-commits
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Leaving a good impression
Three-star Class of 2018 linebackers Jayden McDonald and James Miller took official visits to Iowa last weekend. There was no major news from either, but McDonald made it known he enjoyed his visit. All in all, McDonald’s response, while not a commitment, is a positive sign for the Hawkeyes involving arguably the top player left on their recruiting board. McDonald is visiting Purdue on Monday, as Rob Howe of HawkeyeNation.com reported.
Class of 2019 cornerback Larry Tracy began Sunday as an Iowa commit. He didn’t end it as one. Tracy de-committed from the Hawkeyes, leaving the team with three 2019 commits.
Acing the interview
The Senior Bowl was the first step for former Iowa players Akrum Wadley and Sean Welsh to impress NFL teams in the final months before the draft. Consider it mission accomplished. Mark Emmert of the Des Moines Register explains why they improved their draft stock at the showcase event.
Building upon the Kinnick Wave
Former Iowa defensive backs Miles Taylor and Josh Jackson auctioned off their game jersey and helmet from the Ohio State game on social media. They raised $13,000 for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in the process.
Panic on the mat
It’s not that bad for the Iowa wrestling team after dropping a dual meet to Michigan on Saturday, but “it’s getting close,” as coach Tom Brands said. All that truly matters in the sport is postseason results. If those show up, no one will care much about the results of a January meet.
Trip down memory lane
It was 25 years ago that C. Vivian String led her Iowa women’s basketball team to the Final Four. Jeff Linder of the Cedar Rapids Gazette relived everything from the passing of String’s husband, to Bill Stringer predicting the Final Four run before his death to the Elite Eight victory over Tennessee.
A day to forget
Iowa women’s basketball team fell 92-74 and allowed the Cornhuskers to set a Carver-Hawkeye Arena opponent first-half scoring record (56). It’s why, as Dargan Southard, of the Iowa City Press-Citizen, reports, coach Lisa Bluder apologized for her team’s play.
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