Another Talented Group Expected for Hawkeye Junior Day

March 2, 2018

Written by Rob Howe

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa will play host to a large and talented group of recruits this weekend for its second junior day of the year. The Hawkeyes are hoping they can add to their collection of commitments in the 2019 class and beyond.

Two of Iowa’s three junior pledges are expected in town. Norwalk (IA) High offensive lineman Tyler Endres and Logan Lee, a tight end from Orion (IL) High, will be helping the coaches in making other prospects feel comfortable during Sunday’s event.

David Bell returns to campus for the first time since visiting for the Michigan game in ’16. The Indianapolis Warren Central receiver is one of the most sought-after prospects in the Midwest, reporting scholarship offers from, among others, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State.

The four-star will be joined by prep teammate Justin Britt, an offensive lineman who has visited the Hawkeyes several times. He also claims offers from Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, Missouri, Minnsota and Purdue.

Iowa signed Warren Central defensive back Julius Brents in the ’18 recruiting class. He’s spoken to Bell and Britt about joining him in Iowa City.

Two more Indianapolis area athletes with offers are planning on attending. Juniors Larry Tracy and Bryce Kirtz hail from Decatur Central and Brownsburg, respectively.

Tracy’s name should sound familiar to Hawkeye recruiting followers. He’s on the open market after committing to Iowa last summer and then backing away from the pledge in late January. It’s still well position with the cornerback as evidenced by this visit and him being the cousin of ’18 signee Tyrone Tracy.

Kirtz plays for the same high school that sent Iowa Toks Akinribade. The talented receiver also reports offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue and Syracuse.

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Iowa was the first to offer Norfolk (NE) Catholic lineman Ethan Piper when it did so in December. He visited the school during the season.

Home-state Nebraska jumped in with an offer for Piper Wednesday night, a few days before he was scheduled to attend the Hawkeye junior day. He still planned to be in Iowa City this weekend, but the Husker opportunity could make things difficult on the Hawkeyes.

Iowa will welcome three offered members of the ’20 class into town this weekend. Dallas Bishop Dunne teammates Jaden Hullaby (RB) and Elijah Yelverton (TE) along with Rylie Mills, a defensive end from Lake Forrest (IL), are expected for the event.

Some of the visitors not yet holding a Hawkeye offer can expect to pick one up at this stop. The coaches often like to get the prospects and their families on campus first before extending those opportunities.

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Overland Park (KS) St. Thomas Aquinas safety Jayden Russell looks like a strong candidate to leave town with an offer. He already holds them from Boston College, Duke, Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State.

Kansas City Piper lineman Cooper Beebe claims offers from Minnesota, Kansas and Kansas State. Carmel (IN) sophomore defensive tackle Cole Brevard already holds opportunities from Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue.

Blue Springs (MO) High lineman Conrad Rowley visited Iowa for a November game. He’s picked up offers from Kansas and Northwestern. Nick Broeker, a lineman from Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart-Griffin, claims offers from Illinois and Kentucky.

Roman Purcell, a sophomore quarterback from Indianapolis, is a rising prospect. He boasts offers from Kentucky and TCU.

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Florissant (MO) Hazelwood Central receiver Darius Watson is familiar with the Hawkeyes, having visited on multiple occasions. He’s the brother of ’18 signee Dallas Craddieth.

Solon linebacker Cole Flansburg enjoyed a strong junior year on the same defense that produced ’18 signee Tyler Linderbaum. Dallas Center-Grimes lineman Coty Lemon is another in-state product impressing the coaches.

Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s Logan Jones and Josh Volk of Cedar Rapids Xavier are a pair of highly-regarded in-state sophomore linemen. Griffin Liddle, a freshman defensive tackle from Bettendorf, is also an accomplished wrestler and holds an Iowa State football offer.

Iowa City West defensive back Cole Mabry, Bettendorf receiver Carter Bell, Urbandale tight end Grant Garwood and Cedar Rapids Xavier receiver Quinn Schulte are other in-state juniors set to partake in the junior day.

Here’s a list of visitors expected at Iowa on Sunday:

Cooper Beebe, ’19, OL, Kansas City Piper
Carter Bell, ’19, WR, Bettendorf
David Bell, ’19, WR, Indianapolis Warren Central
Caden Blum, ’19, TE, Baraboo (WI)
Cole Brevard, ’20, DT, Carmel (IN)
Justin Britt, ’19, OL, Indianapolis Warren Central
Nick Broeker, ’19, OL, Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart-Griffin
Jarod DePriest, ’19, OL, Farmington (IL) Central
Javier Derritt, ’19, DE, Overland Park (KS) St. Thomas Aquinas
Armoni Dixon, ’19, LB, Vilmente (IL) Loyola Academy
Dylan Downing, ’20, RB, Carmel (N)
Luke Dwyer, ’19, LB, Lake Zurich (IL)
Tyler Endres, ’19, OL, Norwalk
Coal Flansburg, ’19, LB, Solon
Grant Garwood, ’19, TE, Urbandale
Chase Graham, ’19, LB, Sterling (IL) Newman Central Catholic
Terrell Hall, ’19, CB, Winona (MN)
Dylan Hendricks, ’19, LB, Pulaski (WI)
Quinton Hicks, ’19, LB, Wichita (KS) Campus
Jay Higgins, ’20, DE, Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit
Ben Hoitink, ’19, OL, Slinger (WI)
Nick Howard, ’19, LB, Green Bay Southwest
Evan Hull, ’19, RB, Osseo (MN) Maple Grove
Jaden Hullaby, ’20, RB, Dallas Bishop Dunne
Michael Jansey, ’19, LB, Batavia (IL)
Godo Jiggo, ’19, LB, Anoka (MN)
Logan Jones, ’20, OL, Council Bluffs Lewis Central
Jake Karchinski, ’19, DE, De Pere (WI) West
Dylan Kautz, ’19, RB, Norfolk (NE) Catholic
Bryce Kirtz, ’19, WR, Brownsburg (IN)
Logan Lee, ’19, TE, Orion (IL)
Coty Lemon, ’19, DT, Dallas Center-Grimes
Griffin Liddle, ’21, DT, Bettendorf
Cole Mabry, ’19, S, Iowa City West
Marcelo Mendiola, ’19, OL, Chicago Mt. Carmel
Josiah Miamen, ’19, DE/TE, Dunlap (IL)
Joe Michalski, ’19, OL, Overland Park (KS) St. Thomas Aquinas
Rylie Mills, ’20, DE, Lake Forest (IL)
Thor Paglialong, ’19, OL, Woodstock (IL) Marian Central Catholic
Ethan Piper, ’19, OL, Norfolk (NE) Catholic
Roman Purcell, ’20, QB, Indianapolis Cathedral
David Roddy, ’19, TE, Minneapolis Breck
Conrad Rowley, ’19, OL, Blue Springs (MO)
Jayden Russell, ’19, S, Overland Park (KS) St. Thomas Aquinas
Quinn Schulte, ’19, WR, Cedar Rapids Xavier
Rashad Shabazz, ’19, LB, Milwaukee King
Peter Skoronski, ’20, OL, Park Ridge (IL) Maine South
Christopher Sykes, ’19, WR, Milwaukee Riverside
Myles Taylor, ’20, LB, Coon Rapids (MN)
Quincy Taylor, ’19, OL, Coon Rapids (MN)
Larry Tracy, ’19, CB, Indianapolis Decatur Central
Josh Volk, ’20, OL, Cedar Rapids Xavier
Darius Watson, ’19, WR, Florissant (MO) Hazelwood Central
Luke Weerts, ’19, LB, Batavia (IL)
Treyton Welch, ’19, WR, Buffalo (MN)
Ty Wise, ’20, LB, Carmel (IN)
Jacardia Wright, ’19, RB, Decatur (IL) St. Teresa
Elijah Yelverton, ’20, TE, Dallas Bishop Dunne
Matthew Yelverton, ’19, QB, Bishop Dunne

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