JUCO Gavin Smith to walk onIowa picked up its sixth known walk-on with CB Gavin Smith. Smith is originally from Iowa City and life-long Hawkeye fan. He has played for Iowa Central Community College the past two years. He finished his sophomore season (which is just 7 games) with 32 tackles and 4 INTs (1 returned for a TD). He wasn't really recruited by the Iowa coaches, who don't usually look too hard at JUCO guys, but Smith sent them his tape from college and they were impressed enough to offer him a spot as a walk-on.
The other walk-ons:
- S - Brandon Boerm
- FB - Adam Cox
- K - Marshall Koehn
- LB - Travis Perry
- FB - Mark Weisman
Clayborn accepts invite to the NFL DraftAdrian Clayborn was invited to attend the 2011 NFL Draft as an expected 1st round pick. He didn't make the decision right away, wanting to stay home with his family, but later announced that he had accepted the invite.
Accepted my invite to the draft this morning! Exciting stuff. Alot of work to put in before then tho. #YOTTO
The acceptance doesn't come without a little bit of controversy, and the NFLPA originally discouraged any player from attending the NFL Draft. The association later relaxed their views and instead are holding an alternate event prior to the draft.