Dominic Hulak Discusses Iowa Football Offer
Hawkeyes Host Talented '25 LB
Dominic Hulak’s recruitment is off to a great start. The Class of 2025 linebacker reports six Power 5 scholarship offers already. Expect that number to grow.
The Elmhurst (IL) Immaculate Conception standout visited Iowa for its open Spring practice Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes offered a scholarship. They joined Illinois, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Purdue and Wisconsin in doing so.
Hulak stopped at Iowa with a group of high school teammates. They’ve heard plenty about the program and university from Immaculate Conception assistant coach and former Hawkeye Matt Bowen.
“Coach Bowen has told me a lot about the Hawkeyes,” Hulak said to HF. “He knows it’s a great school and a great place to go. Coach Bowen has always said something good about the school, like how great of a staff there is and even the education.
“Being only a sophomore, I can take this experience in and compare it to every other school.”
As a 10th-grader, Hulak (6-3, 225) totaled 57 tackles (3.0 for loss) with a sack and two fumble recoveries, according to Max Preps. As a tight end, he caught eight passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns. He carried once for 12 yards.
Hulak has visited Illinois multiple times. He’s also stopped at Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Northwestern.
“On the (Iowa) visit, we were able to see the Spring practice and the whole football facility, which was awesome,” he said. “I also talked with both (linebacker) coach (Seth) Wallace and coach (Kirk) Ferentz. So, I heard a lot that you have to work very hard there.”
During the Hawkeye workout, Hulak focused on linebacker play. He pictured himself wearing the Black and Gold.
“I think the Iowa defense would be a good fit for me because they are a big linebacker school. They have a great responsibility, especially here at Iowa, as Coach Wallace puts a lot of trust in them,” Hulak said.
Rivals and 247Sports rank Hulak as a three-star prospect. The former sees him as the 14th best inside linebacker nationally in the ’25 Class and the No. 10 player overall in Illinois for the cycle. The latter puts him at No. 8 in the state.
“I’m approaching the recruiting process as it comes to me. So far, I only have six D-I offers, but coach Bowen said it all comes slowly. So, I’m just being patient.”