June 22, 2013

Izzo enjoys Iowa visit

When the Iowa Hawkeyes offered tight end Ryan Izzo in April, it was just his sixth offer overall, but since then the New Jersey native has seen his list grow to include 19 schools in all. This weekend, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Izzo had a chance to make his first visit to Iowa City and left town impressed with what the Hawkeyes have to offer. We caught up with the three-star prospect for a complete update.

Q: How did it go out at Iowa today?

IZZO: It was great. I actually came in on Friday and I got to hang out with the tight end, Ray Hamilton. The next day, I got to meet all of the coaching staff and walk around and see all of the buildings and all of the construction going on there.

Q: What are the main things you took away from the visit as far as your first impression?

IZZO: I guess the first impression was that I just felt really comfortable with the coaching staff. The football stadium was beautiful and I really loved the campus. It was just great.

Q: They had a bunch of recruits in this weekend. What did you think of their whole recruiting day and what all did it consist of?

IZZO: I thought it was great. It was really well planned out. First, we started off with a tour of the campus and got to look around and then we had dinner on the field actually. We got to walk through the tunnel and the coaches made it seem like it was an actual game day. They made it really a fun experience. It was great.

Q: For you, going on all of these visits this summer, are you trying to picture how you might fit in there?

IZZO: Yeah. I think after seeing everything that I saw today and talking to Coach Hernandez, I would fit in really well there. They have a great tight end tradition there and he said he thought I would fit in well with the group they have right now and in their offense as well.

Along with Iowa, Izzo currently holds scholarship offers from Boston College, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Illinois, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse, Temple, Tulane, UMASS, USC, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin.

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