Report: Iowa close to sign top running back

Iowa will host top running back prospects from the 2025 class over the next two weekends.
More on two of Iowa’s top 2025 running back targets.

This weekend, Iowa will welcome an unofficial visit from one of its top targets for the 2025 class.

As previously reported, the Hawkeyes will have Clearwater Academy (Fla.) International 2025 running back Antwan Raymond on campus this weekend on an unofficial visit.

Cailtlin Clark’s No. 22 jersey will be retired at Iowa after a record-breaking college career.
“It’s super-incredible, something I’m very thankful for,” the basketball star told 8,000 fans on Wednesday night during a ceremony in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Caitlin Clark’s No. 22 jersey is destined for the rafters!

The Iowa Hawkeyes announced Wednesday night that the guard’s jersey would be retired after a record-breaking collegiate career with the women’s basketball team.

“It’s super-incredible, something I’m very thankful for,” Clark, 22, told roughly 8,000 fans gathered at Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the University of Iowa Athletics Department’s end-of-season celebration, according to the Associated Press.


She went on to say, “There have been many good 22s that came before me and played for this program, whether it was Kathleen Doyle or Sam Logic. That number has significant weight, much beyond my own. I’m quite appreciative, and it’ll be a memorable day when it comes.”
For Clark, the award comes just days before the all-time Division I NCAA points leader is slated to be picked first in the 2024 WNBA Draft on Monday, April 15, and following a season in which she established several records.

Her on-court success has also resulted in greater attention over the last year, including Iowa’s national championship game versus Angel Reese and Louisiana State University.

This year, the co-winners of the Sporting News Athlete of the Year competed in an Elite Eight game before Iowa advanced to the championship game, where they met the University of Connecticut and subsequently South Carolina.

While Clark did not win a Natty during her time at Iowa, her performance led in NIL, a $5 million offer to play in Ice Cube’s Big3 League, and increased viewership for women’s games.
The women’s NCAA championship on April 7 drew more viewers than the men’s game for the first time in history. The Gamecocks defeated the Hawkeyes 87-75, with over 18 million viewers tuning in on ABC and ESPN.

All of this was not lost on Clark, who was awarded Wooden Award National Player of the Year for the second consecutive year on Wednesday night. “I would say you’ve all inspired me as much as I inspired you,” she addressed her devoted admirers, according to the Associated Press. “And you allowed me to live out my dream every day, for which I am really grateful. It’s been a truly remarkable experience, and this location will always be home to me.”




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