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Iowa Lands Texas QB

According to Rob Howe of HawkeyeInsider.com, the Iowa Hawkeyes have landed a verbal commitment from a Texas high school quarterback:

The son in this instance is Nic Shimonek, a 6-4/205 quarterback from Corsicana, Texas.

As a junior, Shimonek led his team (Mildred Independent) to a 13-1 season. He threw for over 2,900 yards, completing 193 of 291 passes with 37 TD’s and three interceptions. You can see some of his highlights at this link.

Shimonek has been a bit off the radar so there isn’t a great deal of information avaialable on him. But one has to assume new Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis had an impact in getting Shimonek to Iowa. That, and according to a Scout.com article his mother is from Iowa.

One thing to keep in mind is the time of year he has committed to Iowa. Even though he is a bit off the radar, Iowa has a commitment from him before the end of May. These are the players Iowa is offering based upon junior film…before they have a chance to camp in Iowa City and before their senior seasons. In other words, these are players Iowa has specifically targeted early on and now Iowa has eight verbals in the live well before the calendar has turned to June.

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  • IowaFan81

    Not terribly impressed. Work in progress. Whole throwing motion needs overhauled. There’s better in Iowa’s backyard. 

    • czhawk

       Throwing motion overhaul?  Huh?  Are you even watching the right tape, his throwing motion is very good, especially for a HS junior.  And how in the world would you know he’s a work in progress?  Oh yeah, as for QB recruits in Iowa’s backyard….yeah maybe, but Texas has a helluva bigger backyard than we do — so there’s a better pool of quality players to recruit.

  • IowaHusker79

    How many stars is this kid rated? Seems like a bit of a reach in my opinion but then again, I thought the same thing about Vandenburg and he’s a decent quarterback. I guess only time will tell. 

    • HNStaff

      We can’t all throw as smoothly as Taylor Martinez

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      • IowaHusker79

        20-7 !

      • IowaHusker79

        I guess I’d rather have a quarterback that is talented enough to start as a true freshman, that took his team to the conference championship game his freshman year, even though he has such a terrible throwing motion than to have a kid who can’t start until his junior year that has pinpoint precision but loses to Iowa State and Minnesota and leads his team to a 7 win season. 

    • HNStaff

      From an Omaha.com article, dateline today in fact, here is the first para: “LINCOLN – Nebraska struck out on its first-tier quarterback targets for the 2013 recruiting class. Three of the four top recruits committed to Ohio State, Illinois and Northwestern, respectively. Big Ten – ouch.”
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      • IowaHusker79

        Tommy Armstrong, four star rating, 6’2″ 210 pounds, 4.5 seconds in the 40 yard dash, bench press 250, squat max 405, GPA 3.6, ACT 1110, ranked 49 overall athlete in top 100, ranked #9 dual threat qb in the nation, 3,288 passing yards, 48 td’s, 4 interceptions, 1,793 rushing yards, 24 td’s. Nebraska commit! OUCH!!!!!!

        • Happy Hawkeye

          You can’t get 1110 on the ACT.  Ouch!

    • Lmaher05

      All you look at is star ratings. There are thousands of quarterbacks around the country. They are likely to overlook some players. At my school our QB is being recruited by Iowa and hes a great QB. Southeast Polk HS Kyle Starcevich

      • IowaFan

        Is Iowa looking at Jesse Ertz from Mediapolis in SE Iowa at all?

        • Lmaher05

          I dont know. Kyle goes to my High School. I dont know that other guy

    • Lamps22000

      I like how armchair QB’s call this “a bit of a reach” when they know nothing about him.  You think by now you would know the Iowa coaches offer kids like this for a reason.  They know what they are doing.  Just wait, he will have offers rolling in during and after his senior year.

  • Butch

    you know, the kid has something that can’t be taught, SIZE, he’s 6’4″ 205 lbs as a junior in high school. Thats bigger than some tight ends we recruit out of high school. Greg Davis can work with mechanics and footwork. 37 TD’s vs. 3 interceprions is straight up phenominal, no matter what level you are playing at.

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