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Class of 2019 wide receiver David Bell is one of Iowa's top targets.

Ranking Iowa’s biggest recruiting targets; Dillon Doyle’s brain as important as his body

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Future Hawkeyes, part 1’s Rob Howe updated his Iowa Class of 2019 recruiting board. The obvious names — quarterback Max Duggan and wide receiver David Bell — are at the top. Most players on the board have a similar trait. Iowa extended them early in the process.

Future Hawkeyes, part 2

Rivals’ Blair Sanderson did something similar to Howe. He looked at Iowa’s biggest recruiting needs and which players might fill them. Expect the Hawkeyes to fill out the Class of 2019 with several linebackers, running backs, defensive ends and wide receivers.

Reading is fundamental

Class of 2018 linebacker Dillon Doyle, an early enrollee, treats his mental workouts as importantly as his physical ones and this Land of 10 Next Generation feature explains why.

Names to know

Iowa will open spring practice next week. It’s the first chance for players coming off redshirt seasons to practice with a shot at earning playing time. Land of 10 identified four offensive players coming off a redshirt to watch.

Free agent frenzy

Free agency starts in the NFL on Wednesday. ESPN compiled a list of the top 100 free agents and both former Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens and former defensive end Adrian Clayborn are in the top 40. Hitchens is likely to re-sign with Dallas or head to Indianapolis. It’s harder to pinpoint a destination for Clayborn, but he could return to Atlanta. This story requires an ESPN Insider subscription.

Moving forward

How does the Iowa wrestling team respond to the worst Big Ten conference tournament finish of the Tom Brands era? The Des Moines Register’s Chad Leistikow finds out in advance of the NCAA championships.

Dancing days

The Iowa women’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes are a No. 6 seed and hopes of advancing to the Sweet 16 begin with a first-round contest against No. 11 seed Creighton on Saturday.

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