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Iowa visited Dareian Watkins on Thursday. Click inside to find out what the Hawkeyes told the Top247 ATH about a possible offer, and which Iowa player he was compared to.
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How long until OSU jumps in?
This is one of those kids, no matter what team he plays for, you root for. He was severely abused as a young boy, taken into foster care and eventually adopted by his parents at around age 11. Sorta the Michael Oher story without the gigantic size. As a kid, he had a very rough life, and he has not let it be a crutch. Gotta love that.
I'm sure osu would be very tough to beat, as he camped there this summer, and taken a lot of unofficials to see games and bowl practices (obviously from last year.) But never say never, he ain't got that osu offer yet, and so far they are not the ones recruiting them the hardest. The kid has been around osu coaches since his freshman year, so hopefully they take his recruitment for granted. Another thing is that Galion is a DIV program, so the competition is not always regarded as the toughest (they're only regular season loss was to DII playoff team, Mansfield Senior, 14-7)
I'd say if Iowa dumped the "ATH" part and said "QB", we'd have a better shot. I've read lots of articles where he says hes OK playing whatever position the coaches want him to, be it WR or DB, but you can also read the pride he has in how much improvement hes made as a QB, particularly as a thrower. As a dual threat kid, he threw for 1,254 yards on a 68% completion percentage, 16 TDs to only 4 INT. Ran it 100 times for 559 and 10 TDs.
Irregardless, if Iowa wants this kid, they need to get on the ball sooner and not later. Its said around here, he's looking to commit early.
This post was edited by OhioHawk07 on 12/7/2012 at 3:38 PM
If I was the Iowa coaches I'd start shoting & asking questions later.
I don't care if Iowa doesn't have a chance, offer him. What's that peice of paper cost to send out? Look up the Top 10 prospects in the nation this year, how many have an Iowa offer & how many should have an offer.
15 National Championships and one Urban Meyer heart attack, Roll Tide. 23 NC's in wrestling and one badass Herky, Go Hawks.
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