NCF On The Trail: Akrum Wadley

Paramus (N.J.) Catholic defensive end Terrence Harris has never visited Iowa. No big deal, he says.

Harris became the 11th commitment of the Hawkeyes' 2014 class Tuesday.

"Tradition and the staff," are the reasons he pledged to Iowa, Harris wrote in a text message.

Iowa has been a leader for Harris since the coaches offered in the spring, but Harris has yet to make it to campus. He said he will visit Oct. 5. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound lineman also held offers from UMass and Troy.

Harris is the latest in a trend of New Jersey products heading to Iowa City. Jameer Outsey committed to Iowa in June and Quinton Alston and Akrum Wadley are both at Iowa by way of the Garden State.

Newark, N.J., athlete at home in Midwest 

February, 3, 2013
Living in Newark, N.J., those closest to Weequahic athlete Akrum Wadley felt the New Jersey native should just stick with Temple.

Wadley, from unknown to the Big Ten 

February, 3, 2013
Senior running back Akrum Wadley (Newark, N.J./Weequahic) did not have a single scholarship offer until Jan. 21st, when Temple reached out, but he is now ready to play in the Big Ten for Iowa, reports.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect was recruited by Hawkeyes secondary / special teams coach Darrell Wilson. Wadley spent the weekend in Iowa City, Ia. on an official visit.

"It reminds me of where I grew up in South Jersey in Willingboro," Wadley told "The campus is incredible. They have a nice indoor facility and I watched clips of the fans on YouTube and they are really into it. It's the Big Ten and I want to compete at the highest level."

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