October 17, 2013

Stevens adds first offer

With a bye week on the schedule last Saturday, the Iowa coaching staff was out in full force recruiting, including a stop at Decatur Central High School in Indiana. There, Hawkeye recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson was watching not only highly sought after Class of 2014 offensive lineman Lukayus McNeil, but also his quarterback, junior Tommy Stevens.

"Coach Johnson came to our game on Friday and said that he really liked my playmaking ability both at quarterback and at safety," said Stevens. "He said he liked the way that I was able to make plays with my feet, especially when a plays breaks down."

In Friday's game, which Decatur Central lost 41-28 to Roncalli, Stevens was 20/30 passing for 219 yards and a touchdown and also added 53 yards rushing. On defense, he made his first start of the season at safety and finished with six tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble.

Just a few days after seeing the versatile 6-foot-4, 190-pound junior in person, the Iowa coaching staff decided to step forward with a scholarship offer on Wednesday for the Class of 2015 prospect.


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