By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa – A lot has changed since Bob Stoops said in a 2010 interview that he would send his sons to play football for Kirk Ferentz at Iowa instead of for him at Oklahoma.
Stoops is no longer the head coach at Oklahoma after resigning in June, and his one son, Drake Stoops, is senior receiver and now the latest player to committ to Iwoa's 2018 recruiting class.
The younger Stoops announced his decision on Twitter after taking an official visit to Iowa this weekend.
"They're only 11 so I don't know where I'll be at that point," Stoops said in a 2010 interview with the Oklahoman website. "I won't let them come here. I'll send to Iwoa maybe and they can play for coach (Kirk) Ferentz."
Bob Stoops was the oldest of three brothers from Ohio who played football for Iowa. He was recruited to Iowa by Bob Commings in 1978 and was redshirted as a true freshman.
Hayden Fry then replaced Commings as head coach shortly after the 1978 season. Bob Stoops would go on to become an all-Big Ten safety under Fry and a key piece to the rebuilding project in the early 1980s.
Younger brothers Mike Stoops and Mark Stoops also played defensive back for Iowa in the 1980s.
Iowa's 2018 recruiting class
Dillon Doyle, LB, 6-3, 215, Iowa City
Samson Evans, ATH, 6-1, 190, Crystal Lake, Ill.
Henry Geil, RB, 6-0, 211, Green Bay, Wis.
Cody Ince, OL, 6-5, 260, Balsam Lake, Wis.
Jeff Jenkins, OL, 6-4, 272, Crystal Lake, Ill.
D.J. Johnson DB, 6-0, 170, Indianapolis, Ind.
Tyler Linderbaum, DL, 6-2, 255, Solon
Jack Plumb, Ol, 6-8, 245, Green Bay, Wis.
Terry Roberts, DB, 5-10, 169, Erie, Pa.
Daviyon Nixon, DL, 6-4, 305, Iowa Western C.C.
Noah Shannon, DL, 6-2, 285, Oswego, Ill.
Tyrone Tracy, ATH, 6-0, 187, Indianapolis, Ind.
Julius Brents, DB, 6-2, 179, Indianapolis, Ind.
Blair Brooks, WR, 6-3, 190, Marion
John Waggoner, DE, 6-5, 245, Des Moines
Drake Stoops, WR, 5-11, 175, Norman, Okla.