Iowa: National Signing Day is here; meet Jayden Snyder, Hawkeyes’ newest walk-on
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Not so fast
Iowa landed four linebackers in the Class of 2018. That’s good, right? Not necessarily — as Matthew Bain of the Des Moines Register explains, the Hawkeyes didn’t land anyone who guaranteed to play from Day 1. That may be a problem for a team replacing all of its starting linebackers.
An early victory
National Signing Day is finally here, but Iowa can already claim a win by landing Georgia 3-star linebacker Jayden McDonald on Monday night. Land of 10 explains why he was the best prospect the team could land to fill its final scholarship.
The more you know
Speaking of National Signing Day, here is a quick guide on what you need to know for the big day.
The walk-ons keep coming
The last month was like a never-ending parade of walk-on commitments for the Hawkeyes. It continued on Tuesday as West Lyon High School (Iowa) safety Jaden Snyder became walk-on No. 19 for 2018. Luke Feddersen of Rivals talked with Jay Rozeboom, Snyder’s football coach, about the newest walk-on.
(Almost) Spartan slayers
Iowa men’s basketball nearly had its biggest win of the season, but fell short in a 96-93 loss to No. 4 Michigan State on Tuesday. Here is the Land of 10 recap of the contest.
Time for drinks
Now that the lawsuit between Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and his neighbors involving a homeowners association, landscaping and road maintenance is over, maybe everyone can start being neighborly again.
Night to remember
Iowa men’s basketball commit Joe Wieskamp set the Iowa high school scoring record with a second-quarter free throw on Tuesday. He broke the record previously held by former Iowa player Jeff Horner.
If he had a second chance at handling the announcement of men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery’s contract extension, athletic director Gary Barta would do one thing different. He explains what here.
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