Kelvin Bell Shares Information on the Hawkeyes’ Recruiting Efforts

April 6, 2018

Written by Rob Howe

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The NCAA’s new early period of official visits still is a game of cat and mouse for college coaches. Nobody is revealing how they’ll handle it.

Iowa has settled on bringing in prospects on officials during April-June if it’s their only way of getting to campus. This makes more sense in its recruiting areas of Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania and New England where driving to campus can be difficult and expensive.

Recruiting coordinator Kelvin Bell reiterated Friday what head coach Kirk Ferentz said last month. The Hawkeyes would prefer recruits coming on unofficial visits first and then having a group official visit weekend in early December for all the guys that have committed.

Bell spoke a lot about how Iowa evaluates prospects and the school’s overall recruiting philosophy during his media session on Friday. He elicited smiles when he said Division I athletes are made “when the sperm hits the egg.”

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