Ohio WR picks the Hawkeyes
After nearly two months, the Iowa Hawkeyes are back on the recruiting board.
Wide Receiver Cameron Wilson committed to the Hawkeyes on Monday, according to HawkeyeReport.com. Wilson is a 6-foot-2, 190-pounder who caught 77 passes for 1,075 yards and six TDs last season for Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio.
Iowa recruiting is slightly off pace from last season -- when Iowa had six before the end of June -- but that should pick up after Iowa makes offers coming out of its summer camps, which concluded last week.
By any measure, Wilson is a good get. He had 14 offers, including West Virginia, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Purdue and Illinois. BC and Illinois were the other two finalists. No, Ohio State hasn't offered the Ohio native, but Iowa is in need of wide receivers and so decided to roll the dice on Wilson sticking with the Hawkeyes. The national signing period begins Feb. 3, 2012.
Iowa has 16 offers out to wide receivers, including West Des Moines Dowling's Amara Darboh. Iowa's primary wideouts for 2011 will be senior Marvin McNutt and junior Keenan Davis, so there is a little sense of urgency to fill the roster and create competition. After 2011, Davis will be the No. 1 with Kevonte Martin-Manley and Don Shumpert the next logical successors.
With Wilson, Iowa probably takes three receivers for 2012. The next in the chute could be Malik Golden, a 6-1, 185-pounder from Chesire (Conn.) Academy who, according to HawkeyeReport.com, favors the Hawkeyes.
Wilson, who caught 51 passes for 628 yards and six TDs as a sophomore, joins offensive lineman Mitch Keppy on Iowa's recruiting board. Keppy, a 6-5, 280-pounder from Riverdale, Ill., committed April 6.
Wilson owns or has a piece of nine records at Jerome. Last season, his 77 receptions set the season record. His 13 catches for 258 yards against Westerville Central were records. His 135 career receptions and 1,974 yards also are records. His 15 career TD receptions also is a record.