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The honesty of Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz was key in building a relationship with offensive line signee Jeff Jenkins.

Why Iowa signee Jeff Jenkins is a big fan of Brian Ferentz; Aaron Mends’ final shot to start

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Meet Jeff Jenkins

How did Jeff Jenkins, a 3-star offensive line signee from Illinois, end up at Iowa? It started in the most unlikely way: with an apology from offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz.

Meet Samson Evans

Samson Evans is the definition of an athlete. The 3-star prospect from Illinois could play quarterback, running back, wide receiver or defensive back in college. What will he play when arrives at Iowa in the summer? It’s likely to be the position he wants to play.

One last chance

Aaron Mends is entering his senior year and still wants to make his mark on the field. The Iowa linebacker is hoping this spring is a springboard to a big season.’s Rob Howe looks at Mends final shot at becoming a starter.

Grab your sunglasses

Because Iowa’s future at offensive tackle is bright. Yes, that’s a little cheesy, but the outlook for the Hawkeyes at offensive tackle isn’t. Land of 10 takes a look at what the future holds for Tristan Wirfs, Alaric Jackson and Mark Kallenberger.

Taking in Kinnick Stadium

Nick Henrich is Iowa’s top 2019 linebacker target. He took an unofficial visit on Wednesday. Howe caught up with Henrich about his trip. It may be his final visit to Iowa before making his decision. Henrich plans to commit by the summer.

One last hurrah?

Iowa tight end Noah Fant has the look of a future NFL player, but will the pros come calling after this upcoming season? Land of 10 tackles the inquiry in the latest question of the day.

Mailbag Time

Iowa landed its fourth 2019 in-state commitment in linebacker Jack Campbell last week. Who are the top remaining in-state 2019 options? Land of 10 answers the question, and more, in the Iowa recruiting mailbag.

Forward thinking

It’s not often a role player on a team enters the NBA draft, but it’s what Iowa guard Isaiah Moss did. The Cedar Rapids Gazette’s Mike Hlas explains why it was a smart move.

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