Iowa’s search for 2019 playmaker; Michigan QB likes Hawkeyes

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Recruiting a playmaker

Iowa’s football program is out looking for playmakers in its 2019 recruiting class. Among the top targets is running back Jirehl Brock of Quincy, Ill. Plus, a look at many of Iowa’s new scholarship offers.

Character matters for Iowa football

Football prospects must check the physical boxes but when it comes to landing a scholarship offer, a player must find the right fit with the program, writes The Cedar Rapids Gazette’s Marc Morehouse.

Projecting Jack Campbell’s commitment

Iowa, Iowa State and Minnesota are all vying for Cedar Falls linebacker Jack Campbell and the Iowa City Press-Citizen’s Matthew Bain breaks down the candidates.

Michigan QB likes Iowa

After receiving a scholarship offer at Iowa’s junior day, Michigan quarterback Sam Johnson III could pick Iowa over the home-state Wolverines, writes Hawkeye Nation’s Rob Howe.

Falling short

Iowa’s men’s basketball team fell to 3-14 in Big Ten action with an 86-82 loss at rival Minnesota. The Hawkeyes now are tied for last place with one game remaining in the regular season.

Hot seat talk

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery’s seat is getting hot in the midst of the Hawkeyes’ worst season in seven years, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello write in an Insider ($$) story.

Major comeback

Iowa’s women’s basketball team trailed by 13 points in the second half but rallied to beat Rutgers and former coach C. Vivian Stringer 77-67 in overtime. Forward Megan Gustafson became the Hawkeyes’ record holder for both points and rebounds in a season. Gustafson had her 25th double-double with 27 points and 14 rebounds.

Breaking down linebackers

Steve Batterson of the Quad City Times takes a peek at Iowa’s newcomers at linebacker.

Wrestle-offs to settle 2 spots

Iowa has alternated wrestlers at 141 and 174 pounds all year, but a pair of closed-door wrestle-offs this week will settle who competes at the Big Ten championships, writes The Des Moines Register’s Chad Leistikow.

Podcast highlights

Former Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson joins Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller for his Stick To Football podcast. Hawkeye Nation’s Jon Miller and co-host Steve Deace break down the ongoing college basketball scandal as well as other Big Ten and Iowa topics. Tom Kakert and Matt Randazzo discuss Iowa basketball’s woes on the Hawkeye Report podcast.

Workout warriors

Iowa’s football program provided a glimpse of its strenuous offseason workout program with a video and some photos, which is combined in this Land of 10 post.

Uniform guidelines

Readers want to know if there’s a happy medium on the alternative uniform crazy and maintaining Iowa’s traditional uniforms. Land of 10 provides that answer.

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