Iowa in a battle for in-state recruits; freshman wrestlers turning eyes

Iowa football is always the main topic in Iowa Breakfast Club, Land of 10’s daily Hawkeyes notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Hawkeyes sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Iowa football, recruiting, basketball and more.

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Consensus and now unanimous

Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell and cornerback Joshua Jackson picked up their fifth of five primary first-team All-America honors to become unanimous first-team All-Americans.

Spencer Lee leads way

Iowa freshman Spencer Lee is one of the highest-profile wrestling recruits in years. The Gazette’s K.J. Pilcher gives his impression of Lee, while The Des Moines Register’s Cody Goodwin spoke with wrestling coach Tom Brands about Lee and the Hawkeyes’ other talented freshman wrestlers.

In-state DE gaining traction

North Scott (Eldridge, Iowa) defensive end Zach Petersen recently has gained several potential suitors after a slow midseason recruiting process, writes Matthew Bain of The Des Moines Register.

Landing Max Duggan

Council Bluffs (Iowa) Lewis Central junior quarterback Max Duggan just picked up a scholarship offer from Ohio State, adding to his collection that includes Georgia, Penn State as well as Iowa, Nebraska, Iowa State and Minnesota. What are the odds Iowa could keep Duggan in state? It’s in Land of 10’s weekly recruiting mailbag.

Potential dual-sport candidate

Iowa junior forward Ahmad Wagner was a top wide receiver in Ohio’s largest football division as a high-school senior. If he ever decided to switch from basketball, the football team would welcome the 6-foot-7, 235-pound player  with open arms. It’s the Land of 10’s question of the day.

‘Welcome to Iowa’ moments

Outgoing Iowa seniors Sean Welsh, Nathan Bazata and Akrum Wadley share a few special memories from their first year on campus when they learned the hard way about playing for the Hawkeyes.

Looking for a little success

Iowa’s men’s basketball team has languished through its first month but Land of 10’s Bobby La Gesse provides five ways how the Hawkeyes can turn around their season.

Breaking down Iowa-Drake

Who holds the edge in the Iowa-Drake game and who is the player to watch in the Saturday matchup in Des Moines? Jeremiah Davis of The Gazette breaks it down.

Ranking validates Iowa women

The Iowa women’s basketball team is ranked for the first time in two years after a 10-1 start. The Hawkeyes are working through finals with eyes on in-state foes Northern Iowa and Drake, writes The Gazette’s Jeff Linder.

Coralville arena leads to speculation

Coralville already hosts FryFest, the Hayden Fry statue and renamed a main artery the Hayden Fry Way. Now, Iowa City’s western sister city will break ground on a new 6,200-seat arena beginning in 2018, according to KCRG. That leads to speculation about possible Iowa-based events.

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