Troy HS (NY) running back Jordan Canzeri's mind was made up. The nationally ranked No. 149 RB was heading to Villanova after committing yesterday afternoon. The last 16 hours might have changed his plans.
“Iowa offered last night and UCONN called this morning. It's been a busy two days for me,” said Canzeri. “It's just really awesome to think about playing in a big time league and stuff, but at the same time really stressful. It's all happening at once and right after I was rushed to commit to Villanova.
“They had a deadline for me which was yesterday and they told me they couldn't extend it. Literally a few hours later, Iowa offered.”
As a senior, Canzeri carried the ball 222 times for 2048 yards and 34 touchdowns. He also had three return touchdowns as well.
“It's making me think a lot. Villanova is a really great school and they play competitive football, but it is the Big East with UCONN and the Big Ten with Iowa,” said Canzeri. “I'm just not really sure.”
At 5-foot-9, 170 pounds, the New York product's recruitment has been slow for much of the season. Now he could be taking two official visits in a matter of four to five days.
“Connecticut is trying to get me in during the week and Iowa this weekend,” said Canzeri. “It's really confusing. I would like to visit both schools, but I don't know. It's on my mind and I'm talking it over with my family. I don't want to chance losing my scholarship at Villanova.
“If I do, I would have to trust Iowa and UCONN could give me the full ride and wouldn't drop me or anything.”
So what are his thoughts on Iowa finally pulling the trigger?
“It would be a dream. I have always thought of playing big time football. The Big Ten is always on ESPN and they maybe play the most competitive football in college. All my friends would get to see me if I played at Iowa down the road on ESPN. It would be a dream come true.”
Stay with HawkeyeInsider.com to see if Canzeri plans to visit Iowa this weekend.
Josh Harvey started with Scout.com/Foxsports in 2008 and covers recruiting for SMU
, Iowa, and Texas
. You can also see his work on the Big 12 at FoxCollegeSports.com.
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