May 18, 2009

Iowa leads for Rivals100 prospect

The list of tight ends that the Iowa Hawkeyes have put into the NFL over the years is long one. That history of success is weighing heavily in the mind of C.J. Fiedorowicz, a four star tight end prospect. The Illinois native has the Hawkeyes on the top of his list of scholarship offers from many of the top programs in the country.

"That is why they (Iowa) are on top right now, because of the success they have had with players at the position and how well they use the position in the offense," Fiedorowicz said.

The 6-foot-7 and 240 pound multi sport athlete from Johnsburg, IL is rated by Rivals.com as the 99th best prospect in the country regardless of position and currently holds offers from: Iowa, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, LSU, Arizona, Duke, Illinois, and Indiana and says that the Hawkeyes and the Buckeyes are probably his top two choices.

Fiedorowicz says he has visited Iowa three times since they started recruiting him and he has established a good relationship with his recruiting coach, Lester Erb.

"I visited the campus a couple of times and I really like the coaches. I really fell in love with everything about the school," he said. "I talk with Coach Erb quite a bit and he says I am their top guy at the position and that he would love for me to be a Hawkeye."

While the Hawkeyes hold an edge over the Buckeyes at this time, Fiedorowicz says that his time frame for a decision could be anytime between this summer and signing day in February.

"I was thinking about deciding either this summer or possibly in the fall, but I also have until February to decide," he said. "It will be about the academics, the coaching staff, the offense, and the overall campus and the people."

Fiedorowicz is a star in football, basketball, and baseball at Johnsburg High School. He said he has given up playing baseball this spring and will turn his focus towards football.

"I am mostly going to work on football, but I will play some basketball with my school team. Basically I want to workout hard for football. It was tough to give up baseball because I have been playing it for a long time."


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