Why Iowa’s latest commits are so similar; why Josey Jewell and K.C. are a good fit
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Recruiting roundup, part 1
It was a busy weekend for Iowa football recruiting. The Hawkeyes picked up commitments from Class of 2018 linebacker Logan Klemp and safety Kaevon Merriweather on Friday. Land of 10 wrote about how the two hold very similar recruiting profiles to Iowa’s one January commitment, wide receiver Nico Ragaini.
Recruiting roundup, part 2
Matthew Bain of the Des Moines Register broke down the Hudl highlights of Klemp and Merriweather. Klemp possess the speed and athleticism to thrive in pass coverage. Merriweather is a physical defensive back and could fit in at strong safety.
Destination unknown, part 1
The biggest question before Josey Jewell is what NFL team he plays for. The Kansas City Chiefs make a lot of sense because of a long-term need at middle linebacker. Ben Almquist of KC Kingdom explains why Jewell to the Chiefs in the April draft could happen.
Destination unknown, part 2
Speaking of the NFL draft, the latest Land of 10 mock draft sees former Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson heading to Arizona. The Cardinals hold the No. 15 pick in the first round.
In his rookie season, former Iowa tackle Cole Croston came up one win short of a NFL title. Croston was inactive Sunday as the New England Patriots lost Super Bowl 52 to the Philadelphia 41-33. Here is the Boston Globe story from the game.
Brandon Sorenson is the model of what Iowa seeks in its athletes. Sunday was the final time for wrestling fans to appreciate him at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Land of 10 recapped Sorenson’s 5-4 overtime win over Northwestern’s Michael Chase and what he’s meant to the Iowa wrestling program.
Figuring things out
The Iowa women’s basketball team beat Minnesota 92-84 on Sunday. It’s the first time the Hawkeyes have won consecutive games since December. Dargan Southard of the Iowa City Press-Citizen broke down how Iowa did it.
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