January 24, 2013

Ferch hearing from in-state schools

Duncan Ferch grew up an Iowa fan.

These days, with two brothers playing football for Iowa State, the 6-foot-1 and 190 pound athlete finds himself cheering more for the Cyclones.

If the talented athlete from West Marshall High School ends up with offers from both the Cyclones and the Hawkeyes, would the fact that his brothers, Dalton and Drake are in Ames influence his decision?

"Not really," Duncan Ferch said. "I need to make my own decision and do what's best for me. I don't want to pick Iowa State just because both of my brothers are there."

First the talented athlete must earn those scholarship offers and he's in the midst of taking visits to both Iowa City and Ames for Junior Days.

Ferch, who rushed for over 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns last year and also had 50 tackles on defense, started his tour with a trip to Iowa City this past weekend.

"I went to Iowa's Junior Day on Sunday and it was a good time," he said. "I was already familiar with the campus and the football program from a previous visit, but this time I was able to spend more time talking to the coaches and the people around the program."

It also allowed Ferch to spend some time with Iowa's linebacker coach, Levar Woods, and learn more about the expectations for players at that position.

"They let us pick which position meeting we wanted to go to and I chose the linebackers," Ferch said. "Coach Woods talked about the keys to playing the linebacker position and he said if you do those things, you have a great chance of being successful at the position."

Ferch said Iowa assistant coach Reese Morgan has been by his high school and looked at the 2014 prospects transcripts and said hello in the hallway.

The Cyclones have also been actively recruiting Ferch and he has become very familiar with their program.

"Obviously I know a lot about the program because my brothers are already there. I'm getting mail from Iowa State and they have invited me to their Junior Day on February 16th."

He says both schools want more film on him in during his senior year and he also intends on attending summer camps at both schools.

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