January 20, 2010

Hitchens gets the offer

Ohio prospect Anthony Hitchens had some early scholarship offers, but was waiting to see what the Iowa Hawkeyes would do before making his college decision. Today, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Hitchens saw his patience pay off as the Iowa coaching staff was in contact with some big news and extended a scholarship offer.

During the season, Hitchens was looking over offers from Kansas, Indiana, Eastern Michigan, and Akron, but it was a visit to Iowa City in October that really caught his eye The two-star prospect watched the Hawkeyes beat Indiana 42-24 in Kinnick Stadium and has been waiting on an offer ever since.

Throughout his career, Hitchens has produced on both sides of the ball at Lorain's Clearview High School. As a senior, he earned county player of the year honors after rushing for 1,428 yards and 21 touchdowns and finished with 76 tackles and a pair of interceptions on defense as well. While some schools, including Kansas, recruited the Ohio native as a running back, the Hawkeyes see him as a strong safety in college.

With just two weeks until signing day, decision time was quickly approaching for Hitchens regardless, but now that he has the Iowa offer in hand, he may have his mind made up by this weekend.

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