From the Joe Ehrmann event in IC last night:
I met James Morris, the Solon linebacker who committed to the Hawkeyes in 2007. He’s all of 6-2 and 200 whatever. If he’s running the ball for Solon next year, the Spartans have got to be the favorite to become three-time Class 2A champs. He’s gotten to know Jim Poggi, a fellow Hawkeye linebacker recruit from Gilman School. Poggi is an accomplished guitar player and has a band. Morris is in Solon’s choir and claims to have a singing voice. He wants to start a band with Poggi.
What would you name them?
It was great to meet James. I have to sneak out of the house on a Friday night this fall for a Solon game.
Recruiting has slowed and camps are finished, so Iowa coaches begin their summer vacations this week.
Freshmen report to Iowa City for fall camp on Aug. 5. Iowa media day has been scheduled for Aug. 7.
On a personal note, I truly appreciated the invite to the event. I have some head and heart homework to do in my life. And I’m sure I’ll coach again. This is excellent info. The book is “Season of Life.” If you coach or teach or have kids, it’s another school of thought that deserves examination.
Look for an interview with Iowa’s newest commitment, Austin Vier, later today or tonight.
BONUS EDIT: I was told the numbers of scholarships Iowa will give this year is 18, at least that’s right now.