Breaking down Iowa’s approach to spring official visits; why Iowa wins in-state recruiting battles

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(Not) changing with the times

For the first time, college football recruits can take unofficial visits during the spring. How will it change recruiting? Not much for Iowa if the Hawkeyes have their way.’s Rob Howe explains why the Hawkeyes don’t want to alter their recruiting approach despite the recruiting changes.

And the winner is …

Does Iowa or Iowa State hold the upper hand with in-state football recruiting? Land of 10 answers that question, and more, in the latest recruiting mailbag.

Pick up your paint brush

Linebacker for Iowa is a blank canvas. The Hawkeyes are inexperienced and looking for three new starters. Spring practice is the first chance for a player like Aaron Mends to paint a masterpiece and ensure they run with the first-team during the regular season.

Kinnick Stadium bound?

Ahmad Wagner won’t play at Carver-Hawkeye Arena again. But will he stay in the same location as he switches from basketball to football? Wagner discussed the possibility of suiting up for the Hawkeyes on the gridiron on Wednesday.

Hello, my name is

If you don’t know much about Kyle Groeneweg don’t fret. Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t know much about him before he joined the team last August. The Des Moines Register’s Mark Emmert introduces Iowa fans to the second-team wide receiver.

Next year is now

The Des Moines Register’s Cody Goodwin takes a look at Iowa’s wrestling lineup for the 2018-19 season. Four All-Americans, led by 125-pound national champ Spencer Lee, return. Jacob Warner, Max Murin and Pat Lugo, all coming off redshirts, could provide some additional firepower to the squad.

Get them a bust

Three former Iowa football players are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They aren’t the only deserving ones. Land of 10 highlights five other Hawkeyes worthy of enshrinement.

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