By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Three-star defensive end Chase Carter finally got a chance to take his official visit to Iowa over the weekend.
The 2022 Minneapolis, Minn., native received an offer from Iowa during October but was never able to make it to campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carter was one of 14 prospects to officially visit Iowa over the weekend.
“It was super exciting being able to get on campus and get around the guys and the coaches,” Carter said. “You could just tell that they truly believe in me and think that I could be a really good player for them, and just a really good person for their program, a good fit. It was just exciting to get around the coaches and see how much research they’ve done and getting a reel talking to the coaches. It’s way better than doing Zoom and stuff like that.”
The 6-foot-6, 215-pound Carter said one of his favorite parts of the visit was the family atmosphere and how present head coach Kirk Ferentz was during the activities.
“It truly felt like a lot of the people liked each other,” Carter said. “It really did. It wasn’t for show. One thing that stood out during this visit compared to other visits was how much coach Ferentz was involved. He sat through every meeting with us, he ate dinner with us. One thing that was special and stood out the most was that he ate dinner with me and my family on Friday night. Just seeing him talk to my parents, that means a lot to me. It means he’s recruiting for than just me, he’s recruiting my family.”
Carter also has Power Five offers from Iowa State, Michigan State and Nebraska.
He said he plans to make his college decision in July or August and that Iowa is well-positioned to garner a verbal commitment from him.
Carter also said he will not be taking anymore visits before making his decision.
“They stand pretty high,” Carter said. “It’s getting close to that time to make a decision on where I want to go to school. They did a really good job this weekend with showing everything and where I fit in.”
Livingston loves Iowa: Three-star 2022 offensive lineman Landen Livingston also got his first in-person glimpse of the Iowa football program.
Livingston, a native of Leo, Ind., said it his first time ever being in the state of Iowa.
“New experience, but I really liked it,” Livingston said. “I didn’t really have any expectations for campus because I’ve seen stuff through Zoom calls and through the Internet, but I really liked campus. It was very nice.”
Livingston received an offer from Iowa in February.
He also has Power Five scholarship offers from Arizona State, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue and West Virginia.
The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Livingston said the weight room was what stood out the most to him.
“That thing was massive,” Livingston said. “I think it was one of the biggest in the nation, so it was pretty cool to see. I had never seen Kinnick Stadium before, so to go out and see that was unbelievable. Obviously, they have the Wave and it was cool to see how close the hospital was to it.”
Livingston said he plans to announce his college decision sometime in July.