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One of the most coveted football recruits in the history of the Hawkeye State could be staying home.
Class of 2023 offensive lineman Kadyn Proctor narrowed his list of prospective schools to two Friday night — Iowa and Alabama.
Ranked 10th in 247Sports’ composite rankings and 14th in Rivals’ rankings of the 2023 class, Proctor would be the one of the highest-rated recruits to ever commit to Iowa.
The Friday announcement deviated from his original plan to take all five official visits, and Iowa was not among the five — Arkansas State, Penn State, Oregon, Michigan and Alabama.
He told On3 Sports at the time he’s “been to Iowa 10 or more times, so I will be taking officials out of state just to have those other experiences.”
But Proctor axed the official visits to Penn State, Oregon and Michigan Friday night, setting up the Iowa-Alabama recruiting battle. He will take his visit to Iowa June 24-26, when several other key recruits will be in town.
“I want to focus on my last high school football season, and these visits have made me miss countless workouts at school,” Proctor said in his tweet Friday. “I feel like the University of Iowa and University of Alabama are my top two picks for now, as I have been to both places multiple times and have loved every second of both.”
If Proctor chooses the Hawkeyes, it would be the second straight year that Iowa brought in a five-star in-state recruit. Proctor’s former high school teammate Xavier Nwankpa chose Iowa last year over Notre Dame and Ohio State.
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