Iowa Hawkeyes Football: Recruiting Heats Up While Hawks Rest

Tim Weideman@TimWeidemanAnalyst IOctober 8, 2010

The Iowa Hawkeyes' coaching staff has plenty to watch during the bye week.
The Iowa Hawkeyes' coaching staff has plenty to watch during the bye week.Doug Benc/Getty Images

The Iowa Hawkeyes can enjoy Week 2 of Big Ten Conference action from home, but that doesn't mean there's a shortage of anything Hawkeye football-related to keep tabs on. 

Besides taking a close look at their next opponent, Michigan, the Hawkeyes have plenty of recruiting business to attend to.

Most recently, Ejuan Price, a 6'0'', 235-pound LB out of Pittsburgh, has made it known that his final decision will most likely come down to Iowa or Ohio State. 

Price is rated four stars by and three stars by Scout, which describes Price as a "devastating tackler," ranks him 11th among the nation's top middle linebacker prospects. Size is the only disadvantage for Price, according to the site.


Is Iowa Now in the Hunt for Aaron Lynch?

The Hawkeyes might also be in the headhunting business. Aaron Lynch, who has verbally committed to Notre Dame, is suddenly not so sure of his college choice.

His mother, however, is certain Lynch will stay with the Fighting Irish.

"Oh yes, most definitely," Alice Lynch told the South Bend Tribune when asked if her son remained committed to the Irish.

Lynch is a top-10 DE prospect from Florida and is rated four stars by both Scout and Rivals.

"I'm very physical and strong," Lynch says in his Scout biography. "I'm just a great pass rusher."

Iowa is a great school for great pass rushers, Ms. Lynch.


Iowa Has Openings at RB

The depletion of Iowa's RB stable is not news. But it's nice to learn they're working on filling open spots. Prospects Rodney Coe and Darrian Miller have expressed interest in the Hawkeyes. 

Scout describes Coe, 6'3'', 240 pounds, as "a running back in a defensive end's body."

Rivals lists Coe as an athlete. He's also a LB. Looking at size, it wouldn't be a total surprise if the Iowa coaching staff is thinking defensively.

Scout has Coe at four stars and the No. 10 RB in the country. Rivals also has him at four stars and ranks him as the No. 16 RB in the nation.

There isn't much doubt about what Miller's position is, though. Last season, he rushed for 2,797 yards on 309 carries, recorded 37 touchdowns and was named Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year.

Miller dropped his verbal commitment commitment to Kansas a few months ago. He committed to Kansas in March. Miller's top schools are now Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois.

Rivals has Miller at four stars and Scout rates him as a 3-star prospect.