He wants to work to earn his payday. He didn't want something given to him from day one in college without having to work for it (not that he won't be getting anything in terms of NIL while at Iowa).Long-term NFL money will trump temporary NIL deal….
all those guys did commit to iowa. to mase sure that we don't merely come close, we still need to continue doing well on the field as well to ensure Proctor follows through and signs.I would just like to take this opportunity to pontificate on how our recruiting has improved in the sense that about ten years ago or so we were coming CLOSE but not quite getting the elite talent. Three names that come to mind were John Clay, Melvin gordon, and Ross Pierschbacher,all of which had outstanding careers.
I believe we were in the final two of those and Gordon and Pierschbcher were originally comitted to us. just close, but no cigar.
so it would appear that we are now at the level where we not just come close, but get the big fish. (PS: there was the infamous Eno and a couple other guys around his time that we ALMOST got)
Well shit, should we tell him he no longer has an offer? Just kidding...I obviously have never seen the kid play in a game, but if he's as athletic as people are saying with his size, and he puts his nose down and does the work, he'll have a decision to make in three years about being a first round draft pick in the league. Its a given he'll get the necessary skill set taught to him at Iowa. The only thing that slowed Wirfs down at all his first two years was he was kind of a big teddy bear. BF used to ride him about developing a killer mentality and the mean streak needed against similar trench beasts he'd see at this level. Something that guys like Gallery and Scherrff had in their DNA.Well 247 has him #1 but the composite ranking doesn't because ESPN and On3 have guys ahead of him.
Well he does get free tuition room and boardHe wants to work to earn his payday. He didn't want something given to him from day one in college without having to work for it (not that he won't be getting anything in terms of NIL while at Iowa).
I also think based on what he said, and I'm not quite sure how to properly illustrate this, that he understands that he's still just a young man learning the game he loves and isn't "ready" or "doesn't need" to be making millions of dollars right now playing football, if that makes sense.