Isaiah Bruce performed well at Iowa’s camp last month and picked up a scholarship offer. Perhaps being comfortable in his surroundings helped. His older brother, Tevin Sellers, attended the university as a student.

“I know a lot about it,” he told HN.

The opportunity to follow in his sibling’s footsteps was welcomed.

“It meant a lot, especially having Iowa offering my first scholarship,” he said.

Bruce (6-2, 235) camped twice with the Hawkeyes last month. He helped lead Lena-Winslow (IL) High to a Class 1A state championship playing defensive end and tight end last fall.

Iowa sees the talented junior-to-be’s future on defense.

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“They liked how explosive off the ball I was and how well I used my speed,” he said. “I loved their camp and how organized everything was. I learned that you really need to learn on how to use your hands the right way.”

Recruiting coordinator and assistant defensive line coach Kelvin Bell is the lead recruiter for Bruce.

“He’s really funny and I really liked him because he taught me how to use my hands,” he said.

Bruce plans on returning to Iowa on July 29. He said he’s not hearing from any other schools at this time.

He doesn’t have a timetable for his recruitment.

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“I have no clue how it will go, but Iowa is my No. 1 option right now,” he said.

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