DaShon Bussell was happy with his scholarship offers coming into Wednesday. Some good schools were willing to pay for his education when he joined their football program.

The game did change on hump day, however. The Fort Wayne (IN) Bishop Luers wide receiver/defensive back picked up his first Power 5 opportunity when Iowa stepped forward. It came as somewhat of a surprise to Bussell.

“They’d been recruiting since last year, but not as hard as I wanted. In that sense, the offer was random,” he said to HN.

Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Miami (Ohio), Northern Illinois, Toledo and Western Michigan reportedly offered before the Hawkeyes.

“I honestly don’t know much about them but I’m willing to learn a lot. I’m very excited about this opportunity I’ve been given (from Iowa),” Bussell said.

Assistant Kelvin Bell has been leading the Hawkeyes’ recruitment of Bussell (6-2, 175). He said Bell delivered the good news on Wednesday.

“I like him. He’s a straight up coach,” Bussell said.

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Bussell will learn more about Iowa in a few weeks. He’s scheduled to check out the program, campus and university on March 5, he said.

“I hope to find out where they would want me most. I’m also looking forward to meeting all the coaches and potential teammates if I were to go there,” he said.

Iowa is offering Bussell as an athlete, he said. He plays wide receiver and defensive back in high school.

Bussell knows what he wants when working his way through the process.

“I’m looking for a school that fits me best overall and that feels like home,” he said.

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Bussell isn’t going to rush things.

“At this point, I would like to commit some time this summer but things can change. I’m approaching this recruiting process just feeling blessed by every opportunity I get to play football at the next level,” he said.