National Signing Day 2012: A Close Look at the Iowa Hawkeyes' Offensive Recruits

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National Signing Day 2012: A Close Look at the Iowa Hawkeyes' Offensive Recruits

In the previous article, I looked at Iowa's defensive recruits. In this article, I will break down the Class of 2012's offensive recruits.

Unlike last season, where approximately a third of the recruits came to Iowa City as tweeners—players who could wind up at a number of positions depending on how they developed—this year's group looks to be more cut-and-dried.

The breakdown of the offensive players is as follows: one JUCO quarterback, one true freshman quarterback, two running backs, four receivers, zero tight ends, one JUCO offensive linemen and three true freshmen O-linemen.

There is also one punter/kicker whom I put with the offensive group, though he will more than likely wind up a punter.

For the players' measurables, I used both Scout and Rivals Hawkeye sites, the information on which doesn't always match. Nevertheless, I usually relied on the less "impressive" of the two choices, as players typically inflate their weight, height or 40 time, for obvious reasons.

I split up the offensive and defensive players based on what the scouting sites felt was their primary position—not where I felt they'd end up.

Finally, please don't refer to any of these young men as "studs."

It is not only disturbing but it is also worth making the effort to remember that they are more than pieces of meat.

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