Ben Skowronek’s recruitment is heading for the home stretch. Iowa is one of a half dozen programs hoping to cross the finish line first.
The Fort Wayne (IN) Homestead High tight end/wide receiver narrowed his choices to six schools over the weekend. Iowa, Purdue, N.C. State, Northwestern, Cincinnati and Indiana were the last schools standing.
"I’m excited. This is by far the biggest decision in my life so far but I have trust I will make the decision that’s right for me. I’m going to talk with coaches and family this week and hopefully trim it to one," he said.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Skowronek, who caught 42 passes for 841 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior, has set his commitment announcement for June 7. He spoke with AllHawkeyes.com about what he likes in each of his finalists:
Iowa – They have great facilities and have a reputation of putting players in the NFL.
Purdue – I really like Coach (Gerard) Parker and like the idea of playing in my home state.
N.C. State – I like Coach (George) McDonald and the idea of playing in the ACC.
Northwestern – I like the academics and the idea of playing with my cousin (T.J. Green, son of former NFL quarterback Trent Green).
Cincinnati – I like Coach (Blake) Rolan and their offense.
Indiana – Both my uncles and my brother (Matt Skowronek) played at IU so I like the idea of playing where they played.
Rivals, Scout and 247 all list Skowronek as a three-star prospect on a five-star scale. Scout considers him the nation’s 67th best receiver while 247 places him at 118 for the position.