Only seven seniors started for Iowa in its Pinstripe Bowl victory over Boston College one week ago and while their replacements won’t be determined for some time, there are other questions to be answered.
Hawkeye players don’t return to campus for the start of spring semester classes until January 16, but the opening month of 2018 promises to be filled with storylines for the Iowa program.
Jackson, who led the nation with eight interceptions during his first season as the Hawkeyes’ starting left cornerback, said following the bowl game that he was closing in on a decision, weighing the pros and cons of returning against those for declaring for the draft.
The Iowa 2015 Gatorade Player of the Year at the high school level as a quarterback for Pella has already landed at Dordt, an NAIA program where he is expected to return to the offensive side of the ball.
Iowa coaches have had time since signing 16 players in December to survey the landscape and develop a game plan to fill remaining available scholarships for the 2018 recruiting class.
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