Kevo Wesley Sees Why Iowa Thrives on O-Line

February 19, 2019

Written by Rob Howe

Kevo Welsey received his first look this weekend at a school he’d heard a lot about. It didn’t disappoint.

The Chicago Curie lineman attended a Hawkeye junior day. He connected well with the culture.

“What stood out to me was how much they care about developing players as people and athletes,” Wesley told HN. “They’re not all glitz and glamour. You sense hard work and accountability when you are on campus. I definitely see why they are considered O-Line U.”

Making the trip from the Windy City west a few hundred miles proved valuable. Wesley (6-5, 260) picked up a scholarship offer Sunday, a day after he visited.

“I found out they were offering me through my coach (Arthur Ray). (Iowa offensive line) coach (Tim) Polasek told me before I left to call him (Sunday) night and coach (Seth) Wallace told me he was going to call my coach. So, I felt it coming,” he said.

The Hawkeyes followed offers from Boston College, Iowa State, Syracuse, Washington State, many of the MAC schools and others. Illinois, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Nebraska have been among the other schools showing interest.

“Iowa stands pretty high with me after the visit. I still want to get back down there and evaluate more of what I want from a school and what fits me,” Wesley said.

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He is being recruiting as an offensive and defensive lineman. The Hawkeyes see him lining up on offense.

“They believed I be a good fit for the program because of my athleticism and skill set. They believe I’m similar to James Daniels. They also felt my personality fits how they do things,” he said.

“I see myself fitting in there as a dominant O-Lineman that will be coached at a high level and become a great person.”

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Colleges like the upside of Wesley, who played competitive high school football for the first time last season. As such, he’s taking his time in searching for a college.

“I don’t have a timeline for recruiting right now. It’s all new. I’m doing things as I feel comfortable,” he said.

Wesley, who plans on studying Sports Management in college, feels comfortable at Iowa.

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“I like how they are a straight-forward, get-the-job-done type of school. I felt they were being genuine and honest with everything,” he said.

Here’s a look at Wesley’s junior highlights:

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