Iowa Football is searching for another wide receiver in its 2023 recruiting Class to pair with Marion (IA) High’s Alex Mota. Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral pass catcher Jaron Tibbs sits at the top of the Hawkeyes’ board.
Tibbs (6-4, 195) officially visited Iowa during the past weekend. His first stop on campus proved welcoming.
“I enjoyed the hospitality from all the coaches and staff of Iowa,” Tibbs told HF.
Tibbs spoke with us last month. He expressed how excited he was to see the program in person.
“The visit to Iowa definitely made me like Iowa more because I had never been to Iowa City,” he said.
Tibbs caught 66 passes for 1,105 yards and 10 touchdowns during his junior season. He hauled in 29 balls for 502 yards and two scores as a sophomore.
In basketball, Tibbs averaged 13.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game this past winter. He’s been running with Indiana Elite on the Adidas AAU circuit this spring and summer. He’s been offered a basketball scholarship by Division II Northwood.
Tibbs reports a 3.7 Grade Point Average. He hopes to major in Engineering or Sports Science.
Purdue played host to Tibbs on an official visit this month as well. He reported scholarship offers from several schools in the MAC and Ivy League.
Assistant Kelvin Bell recruits Indianapolis for the Hawkeyes. Kelton Copeland coaches wide receivers at the school.
“I talked to coach Copeland and coach Bell the most during the visit. I feel like I have a pretty good connection with those coaches,” Tibbs said.
The official visits to Iowa and Purdue provided Tibbs with an up-close look at the programs. They carried his recruitment to the next stage.
“I feel like I’m ready to make my decision soon,” he said.