Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hawkeye Football | Hawkeyes add Fullback Transfer for 2012

The Hawkeye's new Spring Prospectus has a new name, Mark Weisman #28. Weisman is a transfer from Air Force and will sit the 2011 season. Weisman will have three years left following the 2011 season.

Weisman originally hails from Lincolnshire, Illinois. He played his high school football at Aldai Stevenson, the same school my wife attended. I have a brother-in-law that coaches in the area and he had this to say about Weisman:

"Weisman is a powerback from Stevenson. He runs a 4.6ish 40 yard dash. He's strong, really strong. Probably benches 350, squats 500+. "

"He is a good ball carrier, doesn't fumble, and hits the hole hard and with his eyes open."
According to Rivals, Weisman was a two star recruit in 2010 and despite not showing a lot of offers received interest from Iowa, Michigan State, Central Michigan, and Miami, Oh. also listed Weisman as a two star recruit and ESPN says he is "tough and hard nosed."

A little bit more from his Air Force bio:

“Let’s put it this way,” said former Stevenson High coach Bill Mitz, who retired after the 2009 season, “he started for me for three years and never fumbled the football – not one fumble in a game. And during those years he rushed for about 4,000 yards.”
Iowa typically doesn't recruit the fullback position, players just seem to find their way there. It is definitely a position of need and an athlete like Weisman will only be a boost to the roster.

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