Posted by: marcmwm | October 26, 2008

Make that two TE recruits

The Iowa Hawkeyes football recruiting class grew by two over the weekend.

Tight ends Anthony Schiavone and Justin Lattimore committed to Iowa, according to various reports.

Schiavone, a 6-foot-6, 245-pounder, changed his commitment from Temple to the Hawkeyes this weekend, the Day newspaper in New London, Conn., reported. Schiavone visited Kinnick Stadium for the Wisconsin game and came away impressed.

“I really liked it,” Schiavone said told the paper Friday night. “I had never seen anything like it. The football facilities . . . the players and coaches. It just felt right.”

As a junior for New London, Schiavone caught 47 passes for 477 yards and seven TDs.

“It wasn’t because it’s a bigger name or a bigger program,” said Schiavone, who also had an offer from Buffalo. “It just felt like a better vibe. . . . They have some coaches from Connecticut and the Northeast there, so they recruit down here pretty well.”

Just two days after receiving an offer from the Hawkeyes, Lattimore gave Iowa a commitment, according to The 6-3, 215-pounder has 18 catches for 338 yards and two TDs for Gaither High School in Tampa, Fla. Lattimore will visit Iowa City for the Purdue game on Nov. 18.

Lattimore also had offers from Ball State, Miami (Ohio), Florida Atlantic and Florida International.

The Hawkeyes now have nine non-binding verbal commitments. The national signing period begins in February.



  1. Good physical stats are a nice start.

    October baseball may be tied with Augusta and the final 4 as my favorite sports activities not involving Iowa.

  2. That’s a big boy. Hope we have a good class both physically and character wise this year.

  3. E, I dig October baseball, I just wish it would include a certain team from the Northside of Chicago.

    As for this class, I think the Hawkeyes need a few more O-linemen. The reason this year’s group is working so well is because intense competition has produced.

    As far as character goes, that’s going to be a crap shoot every year. You have to believe Iowa’s guard is up, but I remember during media day, recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson told me they’re not doing anything differently.

  4. With any luck that team will never play in a WS. We lived in Lakeview(15 mins. from Wrigley) in 2003 and I worked in the loop. The bus ride the day after Bartman was like a funeral, after game 7 it was business as usual as they knew it was over b4 the first pitch in game 7.

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