Griffin Liddle Visits Iowa Two Times in Less Than Two Weeks

March 5, 2019

Written by Rob Howe

Hawkeye Nation

Following a busy seasons of football and wrestling, Griffin Liddle has focused more attention on recruiting of late. It included a pair of visit to Iowa during a recent 10-day stretch.

The Class of 2021 defensive tackle from Bettendorf stopped on campus Feb. 22 and watched the Hawkeye basketball team beat Indiana. He returned Sunday for an Iowa football junior day.

“I got a lot out of it. I learned a little more about their culture and also how the players like it. I also learned how stable they’ll be in the upcoming years, like they have been for a very long time. I always learn when I’m there, and I always have a great time,” Liddle told HN.

The Hawkeyes and Iowa State offered him a scholarship within a few days of each other at this time last year, when he was a freshman. Nebraska jumped in last April.

Liddle helped Bettendorf reach the Class 4A State Football semifinals in November. The two-way lineman registered 37 tackles (19 solo, 4.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks and fumble recovery as a sophomore.

Josh Liddle, Griffin’s father, wrestled for the Hawkeyes. Griffin has shown serious talent in that sport as well, reaching the Class 3A 285-pound final last month, losing 2-1 to Waverly-Shell Rocks’ Andrew Snyder in the championship match.

As much as he likes performing on the mat, Griffin’s college future is on the gridiron. The 6-foot-2, 265-pounder boasts athleticism and energy. His ceiling is high.

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A frequent visitor to Iowa’s campus, Liddle gathered more information regarding academics along with other areas of the program and school with which he was less familiar during the junior day.

“I spent the most time with coach (Reese) Morgan. We talked about many things regarding football and academics,” Liddle said.

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The Hawkeyes have built a solid foundation with him.

“I feel good about Iowa because they’re very truthful and they run a very maintained program that does very well,” Liddle said.

He plans on coming back to Iowa for a spring practice. He’s scheduled to visit Iowa State this coming weekend. He and his family are looking into other campus stops in the near future.

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“I’m not sure how far I am in the recruiting process. I just think I need to keep doing what I do so I can build bonds with coaches and get comfortable with them,” he said.

Here’s a look at Liddle’s sophomore highlights:

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