October 13, 2013

Hesse talks Iowa offer

After the Iowa coaching staff watched him play in person on Friday, Waukon linebacker Parker Hesse received some big news Sunday night. That is when Hawkeye head coach Kirk Ferentz officially offered a scholarship to the 6-foot-3, 205-pound high school senior. We caught up with Hesse shortly afterwards to talk about the offer, when he might decide, and much more.

Q: What were your first thoughts on getting an offer from Iowa?

HESSE: It is pretty exciting. I felt like I have to take it in like any other scholarship offer, but it does say a lot about them sticking their neck out for me like that.

Q: How did they end up offering it?

HESSE: Coach Morgan recruits Northeast Iowa and he is the d-line coach. He called me and I was actually at open gym for basketball shooting around. He told me that Kirk wanted to talk to me so he gave me his number. I called and chatted with him. He ended up offering me.

Q: Did you see the offer coming at all?

HESSE: I don't know if I saw it but I knew that I had done some good things with a good camp up there. It had progressively been heating up more and more since this season had started.

Q: Did you give any thought to committing?

HESSE: I have not taken an official visit and right now I am getting the feelers out to schools. Right now I want to win football games for Waukon and that is my main goal. When we are finished with this season, I can take the next steps to deciding and make the first priority then.

So far this season, Hesse has led top ranked Waukon to a 7-0 record in Class 2A. On defense, he has racked up 31 tackles, eight TFL, and three sacks plus one interception that he returned 80 yards for a touchdown. Offensively, he starts at quarterback, and has thrown for 615 yards and six touchdowns this year plus rushed for 548 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground.

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