IOWA CITY, Iowa - Restricted from guided campus visits during the year-long dead period brought on by the pandemic, Micah Riley-Ducker decided to gain as much information as he could on his own. The four-star Nebraska tight end checked out Auburn, Georgia Tech and Missouri recently before stopping at Iowa on Tuesday.
"I just got a good vibe from such a small amount of time," Riley-Ducker told HN. "I hope sometime soon we can come back and see the whole thing."
He and his family planned on being in Iowa City on Monday but snow in St. Louis while visiting Missouri delayed it a day. They made the most of Tuesday's opportunity.
"Me and my parents drove around and went to the education building, where I plan to study. We then looked at the outside of the dorms and finally stopped at Kinnick Stadium and took some pictures," he said.
Riley-Ducker (6-6, 235) reports 24 scholarship offers. Iowa, Auburn, Florida State, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, Michigan, Penn State, Miami and Iowa State are among them.
Earlier this month, a Nebraska 7-on-7 organization Tweeted a list of his top schools that did not include Iowa. The Bellevue (NE) West junior clarified.
While not in the graphic, the Hawkeyes are in the picture.
"They are in the top few of the schools I'm considering. I’ll be posting a Final 3 or so before I commit," he said.
Rivals views Riley-Ducker as a four-star prospect, while 247Sports pegs him as a three-star. The former sees him as the No. 13 tight end nationally in the 2022 Class, while the latter has him 16th.
In six games as a junior, he caught 23 passes for 311 yards and seven touchdowns.
Here's a look at his junior highlights: