Landen Livingston plans on visiting the Iowa Football program in the future. While he's there, he can add in some family time.
The Hawkeyes offered a scholarship on Wednesday to the Class of 2022 Leo (IN) High offensive lineman whose aunt, Beth Livingston, teaches at the university. Combine that connection with the program's success with players at his position, and Landen Livingston was intrigued.
"The O-Line tradition is something special," he told HN. "They put linemen into the NFL, which is huge. They're well known for it, which, to me, it means a lot to receive an offer from a school with O-Line tradition like Iowa."
Livingston reports 14 scholarship offers. They include Michigan State, Purdue, Indiana, Cincinnati, Arizona State and West Virginia.
Offensive line coach Tim Polasek and director of recruiting Tyler Barnes are the staff members from Iowa most in contact with Livingston.
"They thought that I would be a good fit because of how I am able to move around to different positions around the field. They liked my footwork and aggression on the field," he said.
Polasek and Barnes have made a good impression on Livingston.
"I really liked the coaches. They were really honest and upfront with me. I really respect that. I look forward to growing a relationship with all of the coaching staff," he said.
Livingston (6-5, 280) appreciates the Iowa program on and off the field.
"Something I love about Iowa is the tradition they have. They have long-time tradition as well as waving to the Children’s Hospital. I think that is something absolutely amazing that they do during the games," he said.
"I would like to learn more about the history of Iowa. As well as some of the different courses they provide for education."
Livingston is considering majors in Business and Medicine.
"I haven’t really made up my mind yet," he said.
Rivals and 247Sports see Livingston as a three-star prospect. The former rates him as the No. 10 player overall in Indiana for '22. The latter has him as the No. 12 player in his state and the No. 86 offensive tackle nationally in his cycle.
Here's a look at Livingston's highlights from a junior season that saw him earn all-state honors: