Cornell Visits Iowa Spring Game

Iowa hosted one of the Midwest's top sophomores, Cretin Derham Hall (Minn.) defensive end Jashon Cornell. The Hawkeyes were the first school to offer him and he says that still resonates with him to this day.

On Friday, Jashon Cornell went down to Iowa with his former teammate Connor Keane, a class of 2013 preferred walk-on with the Hawkeyes. This kicked off an entire weekend spent at the school for the 6'4, 230-pound Cornell, widely considered one of the top young prospects in the Midwest.

"Iowa's spring game was really good," he said. " They went over their board with defensive linemen there now, and if i go there, I'd have a really good chance of playing early just because of the players that will be there because there are so many juniors and seniors that will be leaving."

Today Cornell stands with 11 offers including Florida, USC, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Penn State, Missouri and others. Still, he remembers that Iowa where Iowa fell in the order.

"They were my first offer. That showed me that they really respect me as a player because they pulled the trigger before Minnesota. They're four hours away, but they came up to see me. They offered me first. That's really respectful of them and that meant a lot in my recruitment and how I think about Iowa."

Some schools see Cornell as an outside linebacker, others as a hybrid, but at Iowa, he says, "Traditional defensive, but they can move me around just because of how athletic I am."

Next up for visits, Cornelly said, "We're going to Northwestern next Saturday."

South Florida and Pittsburgh have recently stopped by the school. The Bulls have offered.

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