By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Within a week, 2019 three-star receiver Erick All went from being told to be patient to getting a scholarship offer from Iowa.
All, a native of Fairfield, Ohio, said he didn’t think that the Iowa coaching staff would extend an offer so soon.
“It was amazing,” All said. “When I first found out, I wasn’t expecting it. They had just told me earlier that week to be patient and that it takes them a while to offer so I wasn’t expecting an offer and then this Friday they offered me. I was in shock.”
All also has offers from Cincinnati, Kent State, Kentucky, Rutgers, Toledo and Western Michigan, but said the non-stop nature of recruiting makes it difficult to pick out favorites.
“I have no clue,” All said of picking favorites. “It’s so hard going through a recruiting process. Every college has a lot to offer you and you’ve got to focus on your position and what’s best for you and the way they use you in their offense.”
Although he’s listed as a receiver on recruiting sites, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound All is being recruited to play tight end at Iowa.
All said Iowa’s tradition at the tight end position is a big factor to him and that he sees himself as more of a receiver-tight end hybrid.
“That means a lot to me,” All said. “They call it Tight End U up there. It’s like a tight end but it’s like a flex position. It’s more like an h-back, that’s how they use their tight ends. I’ll be in the wing or I’ll be flexed out to wide receiver and stuff like that.”
All said he doesn’t have a specific timeline for his college decision, but said he will make it sometime during his senior year.
Iowa currently has four players committed to its 2019 recruiting class.
Iowa’s 2019 recruiting class
Larry Tracy, DB, 5-11, 175, Indianapolis, Ind.
Tyler Endres, OL, 6-6, 280, Norwalk, Iowa
Logan Lee, TE, 6-5, 225, Orion, Ill.
Ezra Miller, OL, 6-6, 310, Holstein, Iowa