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Dutra makes time for an Iowa visit

There is really no off-season for Brownsburg, Ind., class of 2013 athlete Chase Dutra. Besides being a Division I football prospect, Dutra is also a standout basketball player for Brownsburg High.
On Sunday, Dutra took a break out from his busy schedule to make a trip down to Iowa City for the University of Iowa's junior day.
"I like what I saw at Iowa with the facilities and everything," Dutra said. The stadium was really nice. It was big, so I liked that too.
"The coaching staff was talking about how they put a lot of people in the League, and that caught my attention."
Dutra does not yet hold an offer from the Hawkeye's, but was able to discuss that topic with the coaching staff on Sunday.
"My recruiting coordinator said, to be honest they are really interested in me and wouldn't have me there if they weren't," Dutra said. "They liked my game film and told me they might want me in their camp sometime this summer. They said they wouldn't be surprised if I came out sometime in May or early summer with an offer."
At 6-2 and 200 pounds, Dutra could project at wide receiver or defensive back in college. He went with the wide receiver group on Sunday, but Iowa has also talked about trying him out some at defensive back when he comes out in the summer for camp.
With the amount of attention being directed towards Dutra by college coaches, the scholarship offers will eventually come through.
"I really don't have a great feeling of who would come in first, but I'm hoping it would come sooner than later," Dutra said.
In the meantime, Dutra is going to keep doing his research on schools so he can be prepared to make a decision when the scholarship offers do come through.
"Last week I went to IU and this week I went to Iowa, so I got to compare those two schools," Dutra said. "I'm going to Purdue here soon (Feb. 25), so I'll get to compare some schools that are interested in me and see which ones I like.
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