Most every recruiting class has at least one quarterback in it. It’s rare these days when there are two and even rarer when there are none. The Iowa Hawkeyes have just landed their QB in the 2022 Class:
— Carson May (@CarsonMay_3) June 29, 2021
May has been on Iowa’s radar for a while, and while I do not follow Iowa football recruiting as closely as I once did, it seems that May was not Iowa’s top target for this class. That’s also not to say that Iowa routinely gets its top target, but the Hawkeyes stayed in communication with him for a long time and as you can read in this article from HawkeyeNation.com, Ken O’Keefe asked May to be patient. On Monday, Iowa made the offer to May (perhaps that was just coincidence). May didn’t take a lot of time deliberating and pulled the trigger today.
The 6-5/220 pound signal caller is now a Hawkeye. As a junior, he was 219/362/26 for 3,007 yards and he also ran for over 600 yards. Watching his tape, embedded below, his throwing motion and style remind me of CJ Beathard’s delivery. I wouldn’t say he has a cannon, but he shows a great deal of touch an accuracy in these clips and his footwork is good enough to get him out of trouble. He’d be higher on escapability scale than say Nate Stanley or Spencer Petras. Here is a look at some of his film from last year:
Some folks hate the term ‘fallback’ recruit but Iowa has done well with those in the past. Drew Tate was the fallback for Chris Leak once upon a time…and Iowa was a fallback school for Tate, too.
But for May, this was THE offer HE was wanting and waiting for.