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Three-star picks Iowa sight unseen

Three-star kicker Mick Ellis (Allen, Texas/Lovejoy) has never set foot on the Iowa Hawkeyes' campus. But that didn't stop him from taking the Hawkeyes' offer.

“Everything I have seen online about the campus, the games, the team -- everything is what I have dreamed about since I was a kid,” Ellis tells ESPN.com recruiting expert Jared Shanker. “The coaches are great guys that I would love to not only learn about football from but also about becoming a man.”

Shanker has more on Ellis' credentials:

Jared Shanker

Big leg on campus

"As a junior, Ellis made 13 of 17 field goal attempts and converted each of his kicks from more than 40 yards out. He made field goals from 54 and 52 yards and two from 49 yards this past season. He also had 38 touchbacks on kickoffs."