Styles Prescod’s recruitment has gotten off to a good start. He’s secured Power 5 scholarship offers from West Virginia and Indiana. Cincinnati and six schools from the MAC also have presented him with opportunities.
The Class of 2024 Fishers (IN) Hamilton Southeastern High offensive lineman also has caught the attention of Big Ten O-Line factories, Iowa and Wisconsin as well. He visited the Hawkeyes on July 31 for the program’s annual recruiting tailgater.
“Earlier on in the summer, I had planned to take a trip out to Iowa City and camp. Unfortunately, that plan fell through, and I wasn’t able to make it out there,” Prescod told HF. “Iowa reached back out to invite me to their tailgater, and this time around I was able to make the trip.”
The 6-foot-7, 265-pound junior found the stop informative and productive.
“During the visit, I got to tour around some parts of campus and visits some of their academic centers. I got to go inside Kinnick Stadium and do a little photo shoot. The part that impressed me the most though was the weight room, the strength and conditioning systems and just that whole operation,” he said.
Prescod connected with the staff and received a better understanding of the program.
“The coach that I spent the most time talking with was (offensive line) coach (George) Barnett. I enjoyed our conversations. I also got the opportunity to listen to coach (Kirk) Ferentz talk as well as speak with him,” Prescod said.
With the foundation of the relationship with Iowa formed, Prescod looks forward to continuing to build a bond.
“In terms of visiting, I plan to come back down to Iowa for one of the games this season but haven’t figured out dates yet. As far as learning more about the program goes, I’d love to get more information on what day-to-day life looks like as a Hawkeye football player,” he said.
“I feel good about how my first visit went, and I’m excited to get back down there.”