Jay Higgins Picks Up Hawkeye Offer He’d Been Coveting

June 12, 2019

Written by Rob Howe

Jay Higgins’ relationship with Iowa stretches back a couple of years. It’s been built into something special.

The Hawkeyes took the next step with the Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit linebacker last week, offering him a scholarship, his first from a Power 5 program.

“I’ve been in contact with coach (Seth) Wallace and coach (Kelvin) Bell for a while. Coach Wallace called and gave me an offer. I was excited that I had an opportunity to play at Iowa,” he told HN.

Higgins visited the Hawkeyes for a junior day in March of 2018. He camped with them last June and returned to campus for a game last season.

“I know that it’s easy to be successful in the program if you work hard,” he said.

Higgins (6-2, 215) has scheduled an official visit with Iowa for the weekend of June 21. The Hawkeyes were expecting many of their verbal commitments and top targets to attend.

Continue reading below

Related In HawkeyeNation Forums

“I’m not planning on going to any camps this summer. I also have not scheduled any other visits yet,” he said.

Bell has formed strong bonds in the Indianapolis area. He’s laid a good foundation for Iowa with Higgins.

Continue reading below

“Coach Bell was my lead recruiter, and he’s been a family favorite since my sophomore year,” he said.

Higgins has accumulated 276 tackles over the last two seasons. He added 18 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and 6 pass breakups.

Air Force, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami (OH), Toledo, Tulane and Western Michigan are the other FBS schools that have reportedly offered Higgins.

Continue reading below

Rivals ranks Higgins as a three-star prospect, while 247 sees him as a two-star and the No. 30 player in Indiana for ’20.

Here’s a look at Higgins’ junior highlights:

Trending in Forums View All >

HawkeyeNation Archives View All >

What We Learned: Brian Ferentz Press Conference

Rob Howe

August 20, 2019

Hawkeye offensive coordinator gets us up to speed on his guys.

What We Learned: Phil Parker Press Conference

Rob Howe

August 20, 2019

Iowa defensive coordinator updates happenings on his side of the ball.

Howe: Top 10 Most Indispensable Hawkeyes for ’19

Rob Howe

August 19, 2019

One man’s opinion on who Iowa can least afford to lose to injury or otherwise this season.

Zach VanValkenburg Adjusting to Life at Iowa

Rob Howe

August 19, 2019

Former Division II product competing for Hawkeyes at D-End.

Schwartz: 10 Sentences – Low Drama Edition

David Schwartz

August 18, 2019

Some college football coaches stumbling through life.

John Waggoner Working to Push Way into D-End Rotation

Rob Howe

August 17, 2019

Freshman end from Dowling sees opportunity for playing time.

Deontae Craig Joins Hawkeye Recruiting Class

Rob Howe

August 16, 2019

Indiana defensive end announces decision Friday.

Julius Brents, Riley Moss Ready for Round 2 with Hawkeyes

Rob Howe

August 16, 2019

True sophomore cornerbacks striving for consistency.

TOP