When we spoke with Cleveland (Ohio) St. Edward defensive back Solomon Warfield two weeks ago, the three-star prospect did not mention Iowa among the schools pursuing him. In the time since, however, the Hawkeye's significantly increased their interest.
"Today I just got offered by Iowa," Warfield said Tuesday night. "They just came through recently out of nowhere. I haven't really talked to them that much, but they offered me."
The 6-0, 170-pound Warfield quickly go up to speed on Iowa's program in a conversation with offensive line coach Brian Ferentz on Tuesday.
"We talked a bit today after school," Warfield said. "He talked about how Iowa has a great tradition with their football program and school and he was saying how I could fit in. I have spring break in about two weeks, so he wanted to get me and my dad down there for one of their spring practices. Hopefully I can make it out there."
Although Iowa just recently came into the picture of Warfield's recruitment, the Cleveland prospect was already well aware of the program's stature.
"I was extremely excited. It was the first Big Ten offer," Warfield said. "I have seen Iowa play and I know they are a good team, so it was pretty sweet."
Prior to the offer from Iowa, Warfield had received tenders from Arizona, Ball State, Bowling Green and Toledo. A number of other schools are showing strong interest - he mentioned West Virginia as being particularly active in his recruitment lately - and Warfield is considering additional spring visits to college campuses.
"Also on my spring break I will try to get out to Michigan State and Michigan," Warfield said. "I am still just talking to those schools, but nothing new has come up yet. Hopefully I can get out there for their summer camps and we'll just see how those go."