Damond Powell spent the last two years at Snow College in Utah.
Last year, the speedster had 41 receptions for 1,231 yards and 14 touchdowns. His 30-yards-per-catch average was No. 1 in the country among JUCO receivers, and he also had the third-most touchdowns.
Powell committed to the Hawks in early December. However, according to Randy Peterson of Hawkcentral, he began to waver on his commitment when it became known that wide receivers coach Erik Campbell would be leaving Iowa City.
As Peterson further reported, Ferentz and Ferentz (Kirk and offensive line coach Brian) made their way to Powell's home in Ohio, and as of this writing, everything appears to be copacetic.
In 2012, Iowa receivers struggled mightily in terms of stretching the field, adjusting to new offensive coordinator Greg Davis' horizontal passing game and making plays.
The Hawks' top receiver was Kevonte Martin-Manley, who had an unimpressive 52 receptions, 571 yards and two touchdowns.
In the attached video, Powell does not accumulate his yardage on fly routes, but by catching the ball near the line of scrimmage and making a play after the catch.
As Iowa State blog (yes, there is one) widerightnattylite.com (sarcastically) broke down, this is exactly what Davis wants out of his receivers.
Receivers weren't the only issue with Iowa's offense last year, but Powell's playmaking abilities can immediately insert themselves into and help to revitalize the Hawkeyes offense.