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Florida CB Jordan Oladokun Has Hawkeyes Among Top Schools

April 8, 2020

Written by Rob Howe

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Recruiting is about bonding and the Hawkeyes have formed a strong one with Florida cornerback Jordan Oladokun.

“I have a great relationship with coach (Derrick) Foster, coach (Phil) Parker and coach (Kirk) Ferentz,” he told HN about the Iowa staff. “We talk a lot now, so it’s great.”

Oladokun (6-0, 180) announced he will be verbally committing to a school on July 29, but that could change depending on how the coronavirus affects the recruiting calendar. The NCAA called for a dead period through May, meaning there is no face-to-face contact between programs and prospects.

The Tampa Gaither High product reported 21 offers before announcing a Top 7 last month. That group included Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.

“I’m looking for a place where there’s a family environment, they’re winning games and somewhere where I have a shot to play early for that school. Academics also are a big part,” said Oladokun, who is undecided on a college major.

The Hawkeyes offer what he seeks.

“I love how Iowa runs their program. They play as a family. They also have a great DB coach and defensive coordinator (Parker), who produces great DBs,” Oladokun said.

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Foster is leading the Hawkeyes’ pursuit of Oladokun.

“I talk to coach Foster the most. Me and him have a great relationship. It’s great because it’s more than just football. We talk about life and everything, so it’s good,” Oladokun said.

Oladokun scheduled an official visit to Iowa for the end of June. Again, the pandemic put that stop in jeopardy, but he plans on making it to Iowa City at some point if that falls through.

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“I want to learn how it is to live in Iowa. I also want to learn about their academics and their football facility,” he said.

Oladokun would like to use all five official visits allowed by the NCAA. He could make see some other campuses as well.

“I have a couple of other schools where I will be taking an unofficial to, but I will let everyone know when I drop my Top 5,” he said.

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Rivals and 247 rank Oladokun as a three-star prospect. The former sees him as the No. 41 cornerback nationally in the ’21 class, while the latter puts him at 84.

Quarterback Chris Oladokun, Jordan’s older brother, began his career at South Florida before transferring to Samford. Their father, Henry, played basketball at Howard University.

Here’s a look at Oladokun’s junior highlights:

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