In-State OL Josh Volk Discusses Recent Offer from Hawkeyes

July 8, 2018

Written by Rob Howe

Josh Volk camped at Iowa in early June and left without a scholarship offer. Undeterred, he accepted an invitation to return later in the month.

During the first event, the Class of 2020 offensive lineman worked out at right tackle. When he came back, he lined up at guard and center. That proved to be the difference maker.

Volk picked up a scholarship offer. The Cedar Rapids (IA) Xavier standout added it to the one he received from Iowa State in December.

“It was very exciting to get an offer from Iowa,” Volk told HN. “They mentioned to me about coming to the last camp of the season. I guess it’s possible they just wanted to view me playing inside.”

He enjoyed the second stop more than the first camp or any of his unofficial visits to Iowa. He received a more life-like experience on what it would be like playing for the Hawkeyes.

“The entire camp had a different feel from previous visits because I was being challenged or coached in the moment by Coach (Tim) Polasek and both Coach Ferentzes (Kirk and Brian),” he said.

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The 247 Network ranks Volk as a three-star prospect and the No. 10 offensive guard nationally in the ’20 class. Rivals also views him as a three-star but lists him as an offensive tackle where he plays in high school.

Volk’s recruitment is on the rise and could climb even more with a strong junior year.

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“I have seen interest from several schools, but probably the next three with the most interest would be Nebraska, Minnesota and Michigan State,” he said.

He plans on seeing more campuses to learn about the academic side of things. He also wants to attend games for a better feel of the atmospheres.

“I’m not sure how long the recruiting process will last. I might hit up some camps like Rivals, Nike or Under Armor next spring just to challenge myself and maybe make a decision after track season,” Volk said.

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

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