Last season was a big one for Maroa-Forsyth's Jack Hockaday. He lead his team to a state championship as a quarterback, passing for 2,529 yards and 28 touchdowns to only four interceptions and rushing for 1,007 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Yesterday, the 6'1, 205-pound junior to be picked up his first offer from the Iowa Hawkeyes as an outside linebacker. He is no slouch on defense either, after making 56 tackles and grabbing six interceptions as a safety last year.
"I'm pretty excited about it," he said of the offer. "I went there and had a good camp yesterday. I got to meet lot of great coaches. I love all the coaches there, the facilities are nice, so to get my first offer from them was a great opportunity."
Right now, Hockaday says the other schools that are Iowa State, Northwestern, Indiana, Illinois State and Southern Illinois and he has had a chance to camp with several of those programs.
"I went to Iowa State and had a good camp there. I went to Northwestern, but I didn't do as good there because I had a pulled hip-flexor. I went to Iowa and also had to cancel Indiana because of the hip-flexor."
This season, Hockaday will look to lead his team back to the promised land and also plans to get back to Iowa, the site of his first scholarship offer.
"I'm planning going to one of the games, maybe a few of the games, and they want to keep in touch with me and have me up for a visit again."