Iowa recruiting mailbag: What is Iowa doing with ’18 QBs and a Max Duggan update

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The Iowa recruiting mailbag is back. Let’s get right into the questions before the Hawkeyes take on in-state rival Iowa State on Saturday.

Any update on the QB recruiting situation in 2018?

— @Iowa_Recruiting

This is a great question. Right now, there doesn’t appear to be much going on with Iowa and quarterbacks in the Class of 2018.

Will Levis, a 3-star 247Sports Composite recruit, looked like a potential match before he committed to Penn State in July. The problem for Iowa is nearly everyone on their recruiting board isn’t available. Six of the eight Iowa offers already committed elsewhere Iowa isn’t a favorite to land the other two, Devin Black and Kevin Doyle.

Iowa’s best option may be to wait and find quarterbacks with breakout senior years and go after them, regardless of they are committed to a mid-major program or not. It’s not time to panic about the Hawkeyes and quarterback in 2018, partially because of what could develop in 2019. The next question helps explain why.

Thoughts on Max Duggan and where he might be leaning?

— Jeff Wiese

Another strong reader question, but it’s still a little early in the recruiting process for the Class of 2019 signal caller.

Duggan, from Council Bluffs, Iowa, is a 4-star prospect. He is everything Iowa looks for at the position. He’s a pro-style quarterback with a good arm and shows a knack for making plays.

Duggan’s recruitment is intense. His offer sheet, which includes Georgia and Penn State, is impressive.
National programs can change the trajectory of the recruiting process. Don’t discount Georgia here, but the odds are that it’s a local team that lands Duggan. Iowa, Iowa State and Nebraska are each recruiting him.

There is a long way to go in Duggan’s recruitment, but landing him would offset any concerns fans have right now about where the 2018 quarterback recruiting situation sits.

Next person on commit watch?

— Blain Kupka

This was a question in the last mailbag, but the commitment of safety Julius Brents last Thursday makes it eligible to be asked again.

There isn’t an obvious choice like Brents was last week. The wild card here is 4-star defensive end John Waggoner. His initial plan was to commit during the summer, but he changed his mind and is still evaluating things. If Waggoner moves quicker than expected, he could be the next key recruit to announce his decision.

It’s hard to find a name that is close to making a decision if it’s not Waggoner. Odds are it will be a little while before the next Iowa commit.

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