Iowa: Jayden McDonald sets commitment date; why Cole Croston fits perfectly in New England
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Iowa’s top Class of 2018 recruiting target, Georgia linebacker Jayden McDonald, will announce his decision on Feb. 5. His mother spoke with Rob Howe of HawkeyeNation.com about the news and the recruiting process on Tuesday. McDonald visited the Hawkeyes last week. He is also considering Kansas State, Mississippi and Purdue.
The ideal fit
It’s not a coincidence former Iowa offensive lineman Cole Croston stuck on the New England 53-man roster and is taking part in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Patriots love undrafted players. Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports explains why undrafted players are such a good fit with coach Bill Belichick.
Meet the newest Hawkeyes
Iowa has done more work in landing walk-ons than scholarship prospects in January. The Hawkeyes picked up pledges from two more in-state walk-ons in linebacker Jake Morrison and offensive/defensive lineman Brian Sadler. Blair Sanderson of Rivals caught up with Morrison and Sadler.
Setting up shop down south
Iowa is making another recruiting push into Texas. It’s one of seven takeaways after Land of 10 broke down the recent football offers, primarily in the Class of 2019, from the last week.
Putting the super in Super Bowl
Iowa players have a history of showing up big in the Super Bowl. Land of 10 covered the program’s history in the big game. The best all-time performance might belong to former Hawkeyes safety Bob Sanders.
Flattery gets you everywhere
One of the best barroom debates in Iowa City right now is what basketball player Ahmed Wagner would do on the football field. The 6-foot-7 forward shot down the Iowa football conversation this week, but did say if he played he would be a wide receiver. At least the debate can now focus on one position for him.
Back on track
The Iowa men’s basketball team jumped out to an 11-1 lead over Minnesota. The Hawkeyes held the lead for most of the contest and pulled away for an easy 94-80 victory on Tuesday. Here is the Land of 10 recap of coach Fran McCaffery’s 400th career win.
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