While everyone is arguing about Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State's recruiting class, Iowa, as usual, is content with what it has.
And what it has is surely underrated.
One of the "standouts" is CJ Fiedorowicz, a top-five tight end (he's Scout's No. 2) who decommitted from Illinois in favor of the hometown Hawkeyes.
CJ will need to work on his blocking skills and his physicality before he sees the field.
But Iowa is surely one of the nation's best schools at developing tight ends, historically and in the modern day. All-Big Ten TE Tony Moeaki is only the most recent example.
The other standout is ATH AJ Derby (pictured). Scout likes him as a QB, but Rivals thinks he makes a better athlete. He was the top prospect in the state of Iowa, and enrolled early. Iowa fans think he'll start off at quarterback, but like WR Marvin McNutt, he could move to wide receiver if QB doesn't pan out.
OT Andrew Donnal will need a redshirt, but the potential is there for him to be a top tackle filling in on the blind side.
RB Marcus Coker will remind Iowa fans of a slightly taller Shonn Greene. He's a big back with deceptive speed.
And I like all four of Iowa's recruits at linebacker: Austin Gray, Jim Morris, Jim Poggi and Christian Kirksey. All four are big, adept players who will fit well in Norm Parker's scheme.
Like Pitt, Iowa seems to get the most out of what appears to be mid-level talent. With most of Iowa's team returning intact, these recruits won't be rushed onto the field, and will instead get to study Ken O'Keefe and Norm Parker's systems, respectively.
Any gambler will tell you: never bet against Iowa.