Iowa recruiting mailbag: Discussing 4- and 5-star prospects in 2018 and ’19
Have Iowa football recruiting questions? We’ve got answers. Join us every Wednesday for the Land of 10 Iowa recruiting mailbag to discuss Hawkeyes recruiting. This week, we’ll discuss 4- and 5-star targets and the Class of 2019.
It’s a week at Iowa with No. 4 Penn State coming to town. It’s always a big week on the recruiting front so let’s get to the questions.
Not to overlook this years class but ’19 could be special. Are there anymore big time recruits, other than Duggan, that we are in on?
There are 15 uncommitted Class of 2019 4- and 5-star prospects with Iowa offers, according to the Rivals recruiting database.
It’s extremely early in the process for Class of 2019 players to identify players Iowa has a great shot with. Most of those players already committed as the Hawkeyes hold two 4-stars 247Sports Composite commits.
As Joe mentions, quarterback Max Duggan out of Council Bluffs, Iowa is the player to keep an eye on. Duggan is a 4-star 247Sports Composite prospect (Rivals ranks him a 3-star).
Quarterback is the most important player on the field and Duggan looks to be an impact player at the position. He is a high priority for the Hawkeyes.
His recruitment will be intense. He already holds offers from Georgia and Penn State. Local teams Nebraska and Iowa State are making a push for Duggan too.
Duggan is out with a thumb injury suffered in early September, but it shouldn’t impact his recruitment.
Outside of Waggoner, does Iowa have a shot at any 4 or 5 stars?
— Jeff Schulz
Waggoner is John Waggoner, the 4-star defensive end from Dowling Catholic High School (Iowa).
There really isn’t any other 4- or 5-star player the Hawkeyes are actively recruiting. Most of the players the Hawkeyes have a shot at landing are the typical 2- and 3-star players who populate Iowa’s recruiting classes most seasons.
Iowa still actively recruiting Dashon Bussell and Dallas Craddieth?
The Hawkeyes already hold three defensive backfield commits for 2018 and unless something changes they likely won’t add another. The 247Sports crystal ball is leaning towards Craddieth heading to Nebraska.
Dashon Bussell is a 3-star wide receiver. Iowa offered in February and he visited in March. The Hawkeyes will likely add one more wide receiver to join Samson Evans and Tyrone Tracy Jr. in 2018.
If Bussell ends up being that guy it probably means the Hawkeyes missed on higher priority targets. Blair Sanderson of Rivals reported earlier this month that Calvin Lockett and Bryce Oliver are the top wide receivers for Iowa in 2018.
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