Iowa had great success recruiting Detroit Cass Technical School in the class of 2012, signing two from the school earlier this month. The Hawkeyes have their sights set on another Technician in the class of 2013.
"I just got offered by Iowa yesterday," junior safety Delano Hill reported. "I had been hearing from them for awhile and knew it was coming, but didn't know when.
"I was talking to Coach Campbell from Iowa and he said what he liked about my game was I was a good tackler and can cover."
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The 6-1, 190-pound Hill joined future Hawkeyes Ruben Lile and Laron Taylor on Cass Tech's Division 1 state championship team this past fall. Having two of his former teammates headed to Iowa City has further increased Hill's interest in the program.
"That's a big boost because if I go there I will know somebody who has been through it their first year and can tell me what to do," Hill said. "They liked that it is a good program and that it is like a family up there."
The offer from Iowa is Hill's second of the process. He was offered by Syracuse assistant coach Tyrone Wheatley a couple weeks back.
"Coach Wheatley is a nice coach," Hill said. "My initial take on Syracuse is that it is a nice, up and coming program."
Cass Tech is one of the most consistent talent producing prep programs in the state of Michigan and has sent prospects to several BCS schools over the years. Another former Technician, Kenny Nelson is at Illinois and Hill has been in contact with the Illini this month.
"Illinois is showing some strong interest," Hill said. "I plan to go to Illinois junior day in March."
Hill was the starting safety on Cass Tech's state championship team as a junior. He clocked a 4.59 40-yard dash at a combine in December.