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One day after visiting Iowa, record-breaking receiver commits to UCONN

[ 0 ] January 28, 2013 |

The most productive receiver in the history of Pennsylvania high school football will head east instead of west to attend college.

Brian Lemelle made a verbal commitment to Connecticut on Monday, according to the Hartford Courant. His commitment came less than 24 hours after Lemelle returned from a recruiting visit to the University of Iowa.

Lemelle spoke highly about his visit to Iowa City to Hawkeye Report.com, but he also said he was concerned about Iowa not having a receivers coach at the present time.

Erik Campbell has reportedly resigned as the Iowa receivers coach, although, it hasn’t been confirmed other than Campbell acknowledging well-wishers on Twitter a few weeks ago.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Lemelle finished his career at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pa., with 269 receptions and 4,529 receiving yards, both of which are Pennsylvania state records. He was expected to visit Temple before deciding between the Owls, Iowa and Connecticut.

Lemelle and Texas natives Dre Fuller and Brandon McDowell were among several recruits that visited Iowa this past weekend. Iowa has 16 players committed to its 2013 recruiting class, including at least four who are expected to play receiver in college.

Detroit cornerback Desmond King was the latest addition to Iowa’s 2013 class. He committed Sunday morning while on his recruiting visit.

The national signing period for football will start on Feb. 6.

In other recruiting news, West Branch linebacker Bo Bower now has a full-ride offer from Northern Iowa, according to West Branch coach Butch Pedersen. Bower is trying to decide between the Panthers and joining the Iowa football program as a preferred walk-on.

Bower originally was offered a 70 percent scholarship by Northern Iowa. But then Panther head coach Mark Farley reportedly offered him a full-ride Sunday.





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About Pat Harty: Columnist Pat Harty has been covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Press-Citizen since 1991. Originally from Des Moines, he currently writes columns and covers Hawkeye men's basketball for Hawk Central. View author profile.

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