Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hawkeye Links | Hoops Gain a Commit Lose Out on Another

It was an interesting day yesterday on the Hoops recruiting trail. Hawkeye basketball picked up a commitment for 2012 from Kyle Meyer. Meyer is a 6'10" forward from Georgia.

Scott Dochterman, of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, writes that Meyer considers himself a forward despite the size for the center position.

He is the first member of coach Fran McCaffery's 2012 recruiting class and he hopes to help turn things around.

Jon Miller's Hawkeye Nation posted a video and has more on Meyer committing here.

Well, the Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away. Cezar Guerrero caused quite a buzz around Iowa City when he made his visit. The body language experts were out in full force watching his every move and expression. From that perspective things looked good for the Hawks but it goes to show you can't try to read the minds of 17 year olds. Guerrero ended his recruitment with a commitment to Oklahoma State last night. The Hawkeyes finish second, again.

That means it's time to move on to "next man in," to steal a mantra from the football team. Anthony Hubbard visited Iowa City the same weekend Cezar was in town. Could he be next? Hubbard, if you recall, was the recruit with a bit of a past. Pat Harty discussed Hubbard a bit yesterday and had more details about Hubbard's arrest and reason for four years spent in jail.

Eli Carter's name has been listed by recruiting sites as interested in Iowa. Rob Howe, of Hawkeye Insider, wrote that Carter still has Iowa in the mix back in February. Nothing new on that front has emerged recently.

Another name that Hawk fans might want to keep an eye on, Tyler Harris. The 6'8" forward chose NC State over Iowa but NC State's coach Sidney Lowe is rumored to be fired soon, possibly today. If that happens perhaps Harris would look to open back up his recruitment?

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