Iowa is in on a number of 2013 prospects from Ohio, and one of the prospects the Hawkeyes are most excited about is Godwin Igwebuike. The 6-0, 190-pound athlete out of Pickerington North already holds close to 20 offers, and the Hawkeyes aren’t the only Big Ten team after his services…
Iowa is in on a number of 2013
prospects from Ohio, and one of the prospects the Hawkeyes are most excited about
is Godwin Igwebuike. The 6-0, 190-pound athlete out of Pickerington North already holds close to 20 offers, and the Hawkeyes like
what he brings to the table on both sides of the ball.
is joined on Igwebuike’s offer list by schools such as Minnesota, West
Virginia, Indiana, Purdue, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Cincinnati, Boston
College, Duke and Wake Forest. Hawkeye assistant Brian Ferentz is
heading up Igwebuike’s recruitment for Iowa.
“I talk to Coach (Brian) Ferentz the most,” Igwebuike said.
“They’re excited about me. He’s trying to get me up to campus to see
what they have to offer.”
Igwebuike plays running back, strong safety and cornerback for Pickerington North, and his versatility has caught Iowa’s eye.
“They like that I’m a tough player, I’m pretty versatile and I
had a great highlight tape,” Igwebuike said. “They liked how physical I
was and my speed and explosion.”
Igwebuike looks forward to learning more about the Hawkeye program.
“I like the B1G,” Igwebuike said. “It’s a great B1G school, and I
hope when I get down there, I can learn more about them. I know the B1G
has a lot to offer as a conference, and I’m excited to get down there.
With talking to the coaches, it sounds like a great school with great
tradition, and it definitely interests me.”
In addition to the aforementioned schools that have offered,
Igwebuike is also hearing from Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame,
Tennessee and Maryland. His Pickerington North teammate, Jake Butt, is a Wolverine commit, and Igwebuike is also friends with Michigan commit Taco Charlton.
“They keep in touch with my coach a lot,” Igwebuike said of the
Wolverines. “They want me to come down to their camp. They’re looking at
me as a nickel. I’ll probably end up going down to their one-day camp.”
Wolverine assistant Jerry Montgomery is heading up Igwebuike’s recruitment for Michigan.
“They were pretty interested in my highlight tape,” Igwebuike
said. “When Coach Montgomery came up here during the season, he said he
was impressed with my highlight tape.”
Michigan’s success in 2011 certainly caught Igwebuike’s eye.
“They’ve been doing some really good things,” Igwebuike said.
“They had a really good year, and they’re only getting better. It’d be
cool to be a part of that. They have great tradition and it’s a pretty
good academic school, so they fit the balance for both of those.”
Igwebuike received a three-star rating with an overall grade of
85 from 247Sports. He was named Special Mention All-State and First Team
All-District as a junior, rushing for over 1,000 yards and 14
touchdowns on offense and posting 40 tackles and six interceptions on