August 19, 2009

Blythe visits Iowa practice

While it is still very early, there is little doubt that Williamsburg lineman Austin Blythe is currently the frontrunner to be the top in-state prospect in the Class of 2011. The 6-foot-3, 280-pounder already has scholarship offers from both Iowa and Iowa State before even beginning his junior year of high school. Last weekend, Blythe made the short drive to Iowa City to visit the Hawkeyes and watch the team at work in pre-season practice.

"I just went down and talked to Coach Ferentz and some of the other coaches," said Blythe. "It was a good time just talking to them. The one thing I really like about Iowa is that they don't talk to you a lot from like a recruiting perspective. They just talk to you like any other person would and I really like that about them."

The Hawkeyes verbally offered Blythe in early June shortly before the Williamsburg native attended their camp. He has since added an offer from Iowa State and is a prospect that could project on either side of the ball in college.

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