Iowa had a host of top prospects in town for their home showdown with Northwestern on Saturday, including many of the top prospects from within their own state. La Porte City Union athlete Trev Hadachek was among the junior in-state prospects in attendance.
"I went along with [teammate] Wes Burnside and it was really cool," Hadachek said. "This is the first [Iowa game] I went to this year. It was probably one of the coolest visits I've been on. Iowa fans are crazy and that whole environment was nuts."
Hadachek spoke with several of the other visitors in attendance for Saturday night's game, including fellow 2013 prospect Kyle Starcevich of Southeast Polk. He did not get a chance to spend much time talking with the Iowa staff, however.
"We got there a little late, but Coach [Kirk] Ferentz came and talked to everybody, so that was pretty cool," Hadachek said.
The trip to Iowa was probably the last one Hadachek will take for a few weeks. Playoffs are about to start in Iowa and his focus will be on his team, but he was able to get out earlier this fall and see some other schools.
"I was at Northern Illinois last weekend. That was pretty cool to see DeKalb," Hadachek said. "I may make it to an UNI game, but that's probably about it."
The 5-11, 170-pound Hadachek started off the season playing quarterback on offense, but separated his shoulder in week four and has since moved to wideout. In three games at wideout he has recorded 255 receiving yards and two touchdowns, helping his team to a 6-2 record.
"It's hard being the quarterback after not playing the whole year," Hadachek said. "I know the routes because I was a quarterback and I'm just trying to help them out. The guy that is playing right now is doing really well, so our team is doing fine."