As we head towards Feb. 1, otherwise known as National Signing Day, the Hawkeyes have 20 known commits, which leaves room for a few more.
Over the next few days, the remaining uncommitted high schoolers will give their commitments to their schools of choice.
As things stand, we can only hope the Hawkeyes snag a few of those commitments.
Outside of a juco running back, none of them are likely to swing Iowa's fortunes in 2012.
Nevertheless, recruiting is the lifeblood of any football program, and it is the players that commit this year that will be the starting Hawks of 2013-2016.
Frankly, I'd be surprised if more than one of the potential commits on the following seven slides winds up in Iowa City; nevertheless, I'll be plenty happy if all of the current commits make it to campus, and the Hawks do indeed snag one more.
Finally, please don't refer to any of these young men as "studs."
It is not only disturbing, but it is worth making the effort to remember that they are more than pieces of meat.