Three-star wide receiver Khalif Staten has held one Big Ten offer for months now. The Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln prospect added his second scholarship from the conference last week and plans to take an official there this weekend.
"I got an offer from Iowa and I'm leaving for the visit on Friday," he stated. "I was very surprised to get it. To have a school like that come out and offer me.
"I spoke with my recruiters from Purdue about it. They told me that Iowa is a very good choice and recommended I go on the visit and compare the schools."
At this point, the 6-foot-3, 219-pounder claims no leader. What does he hope to see on his visit to Iowa?
"I went to Purdue and saw how they have fields for the offense, defense and indoor facilities," he said. "I want to see if Iowa has just as much if not more.
"I'm going to see how everything is and if I'm not interested I'll come back and commit to Purdue probably by Tuesday or Wednesday. If I am, I'll hold a bit longer and wait until January to see what else comes."
While Purdue and Iowa stick out, one other big Division I school is showing interest, Miami.
This season the No. 4 prospect in New York hauled in 39 receptions for 875-yards and 11 touchdowns. On defense, he posted 25 tackles, two interceptions, two force fumbles and two fumble recoveries.