Matthew Holst/Getty Images
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz is already eyeing several 2019 recruiting targets.

Why Iowa is updating its recruiting territories; 8 prospects to know for next class

Iowa football is always the main topic in the Iowa Breakfast Club, Land of 10’s daily Hawkeyes notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Hawkeyes sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Iowa football, recruiting, basketball and more.

MORE: Want this roundup in your inbox every morning? Sign up here!

Time to update the map

The end of the 2018 recruiting calendar isn’t just a time to look ahead to 2019. It’s time for the Iowa football staff to re-evaluate where it recruits. Don’t be surprised if Iowa heads more toward Atlanta. New running backs coach Derrick Foster has a lot of connections in Georgia.

Study up

Iowa is off to a strong start in the Class of 2019. The Hawkeyes hold the No. 18 class. To maintain a high-ranking, they’ll need to fortify the class with more top-level prospects. Here are eight names to know for Iowa and the 2019 class.

The importance of rankings

The Hawkeyes completed their best football recruiting class in seven years on Wednesday. Land of 10 explains why that matters and why it could foreshadow something special for the future.

Behind center

Rob Howe of HawkeyeNation.com took a look at Iowa’s quarterback situation for 2018. Health is going to be very important. The Hawkeyes only have three scholarship quarterbacks.

Walking with the walk-ons

Iowa’s 2018 walk-on class is nearly as large as the 23-man 2018 scholarship class. Chad Leistikow of the Des Moines Register breaks down every one of the 20 walk-ons. Yes, 20.

Can you see me now?

The Cedar Rapids Gazette put together a nifty interactive map highlighting where everyone in Iowa’s Class of 2018 comes from. As is expected, the majority of the class resides within a short ride from Iowa City.

We’re talking about defense

Yes, defense is a problem for the Iowa men’s basketball team. How big of a problem? Land of 10 believes the team’s wins would nearly triple if the Hawkeyes were more adept at holding opponents below 90 points.

Miss a previous edition of Iowa Breakfast Club? Get caught up here.

More from: Iowa Wake-Up Call — Hawkeyes sports daily news and notes