May 4, 2006

Hawkeyes offer Illinois LB

The Iowa Hawkeyes extended a scholarship offer today to Illinois linebacker Kevin Rouse. The 6-foot-1, 216-pound Rouse attends Joliet Catholic Academy, which had visitors today in Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and assistant coach Lester Erb.

The offer from Iowa is the second in as many days for Rouse, as the Kansas Jayhawks offered the linebacker yesterday. With those two programs entering the picture, his total is now up to nine scholarship offers.

Previously, the junior had received offers from Missouri, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Iowa State, Northwestern, N.C. State, and Colorado State. Now approaching double digits, Rouse is planning to take a long look at his list of favorites later this month.

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