Barrington (Ill.) five-star offensive tackle prospect Dan Doering (6-foot-6, 290 pounds) was at the Ohio State/Iowa game last Saturday in Iowa City, Doering talks about his game day experience at Iowa and more in this latest recruiting update.
"I'm sort of tired from this past weekend," Dan Doering said. "But overall it was a very good weekend. We won again on Friday night over Palatine (30-0) and then I was able to see a game game at Iowa. I'm definitely going to get some sleep tonight (Sunday)."
Doering talks about his game day experience in Iowa City.
"I just had a really good time at the Ohio State/Iowa game. We got up early on Saturday morning and headed out to Iowa City. I was able to meet a bunch of recruits, and I sat with my teammate Andy Laue as well as with a handful of kids that have already verballed to Iowa like Jake Christensen, tight end Tyler Blum and wide receiver Marcus Wilson from New Jersey. I also met Rafael Eubanks from Minnesota and he's a really good kid."
"The Iowa commits were working me pretty good about giving Iowa a verbal, but it was all in good fun as well. I really like those guys and I just had a really fun day at Iowa. I was able to talk with Coach Ferentz and Coach Erb after the game, and they we're obviously really excited about beating Ohio State. The fans at Iowa are also really great, and they really are into the game. I always come away impressed at how great the fans are at Iowa. It was a fun game to see in person."
Doering, who already has an official visit set for the Hawkeyes on December 10th as well as visit set to Notre Dame on Dcember 3rd and Nebraska on December 17th, is still looking to set two more visits.
"I have three visits set, and now I'm still in the process of deciding where I'll make my last two visits with this winter. I'm looking hard at Ohio State, Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma and Tennessee. I'm planning to set two official visits from that list of four schools."
Doering is also looking forward to a big showdown this coming week against conference rival Conant, then following that up with the Class 8A state playoffs the following week.
"The Conant game is a big game for us. We've been playing much better lately and Conant is always a strong team and a great game for us every year. I'm looking forward to Friday night, then I'm also pumped about getting things going in the playoffs. I feel we have a lot of football still left in us this year."