Top Flight Running Back Visits Iowa

Rodney Coe, a running back from Edwardsville, Illinois, visited Iowa yesterday, according to Rob Howe of HawkeyeInsider.com.

The Hawkeyes are one of several top flight football programs that have offered Coe a scholarship, you can see his Scout.com profile here.

Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee and a host of elite programs want to see Coe sign with them next February, and why not.

He is 6-3 and at least 230 pounds and runs like a deer, as you can see by watching the youtube video on this page (he is #21).

Howe said Coe had been at Oklahoma on Saturday and was leaving Iowa City for a visit to Nebraska Sunday night.  So this will be a tough recruiting battle.

Coe is certainly aware of what Shonn Greene did at Iowa, and told Howe that he could see himself fitting into Iowa’s system.

Iowa presently has a logjam in it’s sophomore class, but if Coe would come in and redshirt, those players would be seniors during hi second year on campus, meaning he could have a chance to compete as a three year starter the following year.

Then again, given the uncertainty of the position as it relates to injury, you never can tell when your number will get called.  He is certainly one to watch…check out the video.

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