IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa hosted its big recruiting weekend last week, but that doesn’t mean the official visit season is over.
The Hawkeyes are set to host Utah 3-star quarterback Zachary Wilson this weekend. Blair Sanderson of Rivals broke the story.
Land of 10 breaks down the much-needed visit for the Hawkeyes at its biggest position of need.
QB Zachary Wilson
Who is this guy: Up until Wednesday, he was a Boise State commitment. He re-opened his recruiting as Iowa and BYU offered.
— Zachary Wilson (@zachkapono) December 13, 2017
Wilson was a dual-threat option at Corner Canyon High School (Draper, Utah), throwing for 2,986 yards, 24 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. He threw for 341 yards on an injured ankle in a state semifinal loss in November.
He also rushed for 752 yards and 8 touchdowns.
But he projects as a pro-style quarterback in college. Both 247Sports and Rivals list him as such.
Why does he matter: The Hawkeyes are in desperate need of a quarterback in the 2018 class. Wilson is their latest attempt at securing depth at the position. Getting a visit is a good sign for Iowa as the 3-star prospect is going over his options after his recent offers.
Will he commit before he leaves: Iowa likely needs to wow Wilson to secure a commitment before he heads back to Utah. He is also considering BYU and Boise State. Wilson told Maddie Lee of the Salt Lake Tribune he is very familiar with the Broncos after taking several trips to the university.
The question is if Iowa can impress him more than Boise State and if he’ll need to visit BYU before making a final decision.