Aidan Hall has visited Iowa twice since October. Both stops provided unique and welcome experiences.
In October, the Class of 2023 Harlan (IA) High Athlete attended Iowa’s game against Penn State at Kinnick Stadium. It featured one of the most electric environments in recent memory.
“I really enjoyed both the visits that I went on,” Hall told HF. “I was also really glad I went on the game day visit when they played Penn State. I have gone to Iowa games before, but that game was by far the craziest. Being able to go on the field for warmups was also really cool because it allowed me to experience what it would be like playing for the Hawks.”
Hall was back on campus last month for the program’s junior day.
“When I went on my junior day, I really got to learn more about the culture and how they do things up in Iowa. We also got a tour of all the facilities, and I liked everything they had to offer,” he said.
“We also had position meetings, and I went with Phil Parker and the defensive backs. I learned a lot about what expectations they have for the DBs. Coach Parker also showed us a little bit into the defensive coverages, and also things we would need to know.”
Hall (6-2, 200) reports scholarship offers from Northern Iowa, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Iowa, Iowa State and North Dakota State are among the schools showing him interest.
He produced on both sides of the ball last season for the Cyclones. He rushed 94 times for 777 yards and 17 touchdowns, caught 32 passes for 755 yards and seven more scores and totaled 29.5 tackles (25 solo). He added three interceptions, including a pair of Pick-6s on defense.
“(The Hawkeye coaches) haven’t really said much on what position they are thinking, but I am assuming it is safety,” Hall said.
Assistant LeVar Woods is leading Iowa’s recruitment of Hall.
“I’ve gotten to know coach Woods better as time progressed. He has come to a few basketball games of mine, and he was also at my state championship (football) game at the (UNI-)Dome. He hasn’t really said much about what I need to do to secure an offer,” Hall said.
Hall said he’ll try to visit Iowa again in the spring. He’d like to learn more about the school’s academics.
“I’m not completely sure what I want to study yet, but I am leaning towards the business field,” he said.
Iowa is unique as a state with two Power 5 football programs in different conferences. The rivalry is real.
“Growing up, I would cheer for both Iowa and Iowa State,” Hall said.