April 24, 2012

Changes paying off in recruiting?

There was a time not so long ago when one or two verbal commits in April would be a big deal for the Iowa Football team.

With their weekend haul of offensive line prospect Colin Goebel and defensive tackle Nate Bazata, followed by the Monday evening commitment from Brant Gressel, the Hawkeyes current sit at six verbal commitments before the calendar turns to May. That's a record for Ferentz and a sign that the Hawkeyes have adjusted their recruiting focus to more early verbal commitments. It's also worth noting that all six come from outside the state of Iowa, although you could make a case for wide receiver Derrick Willies being an in-state prospect since he spent the past few years at Burlington High School before moving to Rock Island, IL earlier this year.

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