Barrington (Ill.) five-star offensive tackle prospect Dan Doering (6-foot-6, 290 pounds) is on his way back home to Barrington after making his third and final official visit to the University of Iowa.
"We're on our way back from Iowa on I-88," Doering said. "I was able to catch a little sleep in the car, and I need it because it was a very busy weekend for me at Iowa."
Doering talked about his official visit in Iowa City as well as his impressions of the University of Iowa.
"It was just a great visit overall. I would rate it as a 9 on a scale of 10. Friday night we went to the Iowa basketball game and we had great seats, and I really enjoyed the overall interaction with the fans at the game. I was also able to meet and hang out with the other recruits and that was fun just to get to know them all weekend long. I really liked getting to know Rafael Eubanks and a few of the other kids on their official visit."
"Saturday was heavy on the academic side, plus we also went to the team banquet Saturday night. They had about 700 people at the banquet, and everything was really impressive from the food to the speakers. It was a great event to be a part of that's for sure. My player host for the weekend was Seth Olsen and we got along really well. Sunday was breakfast at Coach Ferentz's house as well as meetings with the coaches."
"I guess what really stood out about the visit in my mind was that the relationship between the coaches and the players at Iowa is just great. Everyone around the Iowa program is really friendly, and the players are also just a great bunch of guys. The players are really straight forward and good people overall. I would rate my official visit to Iowa on a scale of 1 through 10 as a 9 overall. It was just a great weekend."
Doering also looks to be finished with his official visits and will announce his final college choice in mid-January at the US Army All American Bowl.
"From an overall visit standpoint I'm finished. I'm considering Iowa, Oklahoma and Tennessee and I'll announce my final college choice at the All American Bowl game."