After a 15-month-long dead period ended June 1, many recruits are taking advantage of the new freedom. Count Tommy McIntosh in that group.
The Class of 2022 DeWitt (MI) High receiver/tight end scheduled an official visit for Iowa on June 25. Instead of waiting for it, he put together a quick unofficial stop during the first weekend of the month.
"I decided on an unofficial to really get a feel before I got on campus for an official," he told HN.
McIntosh (6-5, 205) saw a place at which he could play college football.
"I liked the closely knit coaching staff as well family feel they give off," he said.
The Hawkeyes offered him back in April. They viewed him as a big high school receiver they could mold into a dangerous tight end as they did with guys like George Kittle and TJ Hockenson.
"I spent most time with Tyler Barnes, coach Brian Ferentz, and even got to spend a lot of time with coach Kirk Ferentz during my visit. They see me as a tight end that can contribute in the pass game like their great tight ends always have," McIntosh said.
He officially visited Indiana recently. He's scheduled to be at Wisconsin this coming weekend. Texas, Vanderbilt and Utah were among the other schools to have reportedly offered.
"I'm just going through this process to see as much of every school as I can and find the best school for me," he said.
Rivals and 247 Sports rank him as a three-star prospect. The latter pegs him No. 15 player overall in Michigan for the 2022 Class.
McIntosh caught 34 passes for 781 yards and 14 touchdowns during his junior campaign. As a safety, he intercepted four passes and defended four more.
Here's a look at his junior highlights: