Iowa received its 18th verbal commitment this week from highly regarded offensive tackle Nolan MacMillan, a 286-pound Canadian who played last season at Hun Prep in Princeton, N.J.
The Hawkeyes are likely to take only one or two more players when the national signing date rolls around next Wednesday.
One player they still are avidly pursuing is another New Jersey star – Ka’lial Glaud, who has multiple ties to Iowa. He attended Winslow Township High School in Atco, the school that spawned Shonn Greene, and is the nephew of former Hawkeye star LeRoy Smith.
Glaud could fit in at several different positions, At 6-foot-2, 217 pounds with a 40 time of 4.6, he could be a linebacker, defensive end, fullback or tight end. His uncle came to Iowa as a running back but ended up becoming one of the most dominant speed pass rushers in Iowa history. LeRoy Smith’s school records for sacks in a game (5) and season (18) have stood for 18 years.
While most prospects around the country have either made commitments or trimmed their list to two or three schools, the race for Glaud appears to still be wide open. He made official visits to Iowa, Louisville, Maryland, Rutgers and West Virginia and had home visits with all five schools within the past week, according to Rivals.com.