Sunday, Iowa Football will play host to prep prospects at its Elite Skills Camp. The group includes quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, tight ends, linebackers and defensive backs.
Class of 2022 Camden (NJ) Woodrow Wilson high signal caller Devin Kargman will be making the trip from halfway across the country. He'll be looking to impress Hawkeye quarterbacks coach Ken O'Keefe and the rest of the staff enough to earn an offer.
"Coach O’Keefe reached out to me and texted me last week," Kargman told HN. "He watched my film and liked my ability to make every throw and my ability to throw on the run."
Kargman reports scholarship offers from Maryland, Rutgers, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others.
Under most circumstances, Iowa already would have secured a quarterback commitment in this cycle. A 15-month long dead period due to the pandemic slowed the process down for the Hawkeyes and others.
O'Keefe prefers seeing a prospect throw in person. The veteran coach also wants to get a feel for the recruit's ability to process Iowa's involved offense.
Kargman is hoping to learn more about the Hawkeyes.
"I know Iowa throws the ball, and that’s the strongest part of my game. So, that’s what I really look for in a school," he said.
A few schools have built bonds with Kargman to this point but he wants to see as many options as possible now that the dead period is over.
"West Virginia and North Carolina are the schools I have the best relationships with so far," he said.
Kargman is receiving help from his brother, Nick Kargman, during the process. The older sibling plays quarterback at Western Michigan.
Rivals and 247Sports rank Devin Kargman (6-3, 220) as a three-star prospect. The latter sees him as the No. 34 quarterback nationally in the '22 Class and No. 12 player regardless of position in New Jersey for the cycle.
As a junior, Devin Kargman led Woodrow Wilson to the New Jersey Group 3 State Championship. He completed 257 of 371 passes for 3,757 yards and 44 touchdowns. Those totals represented the second most yards and scoring tosses for a season in state history.
Here's a look at his junior highlights: