Chad Mascoe Sr. preached patience with his son, Bo Mascoe. Turns out, father knows best.
Bo is a rising recruit in the 2023. His stock is moving upward after a slower start.
Rutgers offered the Kissimmee (FL) Osceola cornerback May 6. Iowa and Troy came in with opportunities on Friday. Miami (Ohio) and Western Kentucky offered in April after Marshall and South Dakota did so in February.
Florida native Abdul Hodge was coaching at South Dakota when the Coyotes offered. He returned to his alma mater, Iowa, as the tight ends coach on March 1.
Hodge is leading the Hawkeyes’ pursuit of Bo Mascoe and his classmate, Ja’Keem Jackson, a four-star cornerback who Iowa also offered on Friday.
“I found out about the (Iowa) offer (Friday) during school,” Bo Mascoe told HF. “It means a lot that they see I can play ball at their school.”
The Hawkeyes believe Mascoe (5-11, 175) would fit well into their competitive defensive backfield.
“They said how they had DBs go to the league and I can be next,” he said.
Mascoe thinks Iowa could be the place for him.
“I’d be a good fit by catching picks and scoring on the defensive side of the ball,” he said.
Rutgers will be playing host to Mascoe for an official visit beginning June 21. He begin his Iowa official visit on June 24.
“I want to learn how things are done on campus,” he said.
Mascoe said he’ll also be visiting Marshall. He could also use his other two officials allowed by the NCAA. Time will tell.
Mascoe will major in Business when he arrives at college.
Knowledgable family members are guiding Bo during the recruiting process. His father is the offensive coordinator at Osceola and helps with sending its athletes off to universities around the country.
Bo’s older brother, Chad Mascoe Jr., a quarterback in the ’22 Class, signed with Campbell after being committed to Florida State. He decommitted after the Seminoles changed coaches. He also reported scholarship offers from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Oregon and Tennessee, among others.
As a junior, Bo registered 41.0 tackles (24.0 solo, 2.0 for loss), seven interceptions and 11 passes defended, according to Max Preps. He delivered two Pick-6s, and returned a fumble and a kick for touchdowns.