Landon Blum responds to Iowa football offer

Landon Blum of Woodbine spent two of the past three days in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes then made sure he would return.

Blum reported that he received a scholarship offer from them on Saturday evening after attending the team’s recruiting game. The wideout added it to the one he picked up from Iowa State in April. He joined Norwalk’s Luke Brewer as the only sophomores with prospects from the Hawkeyes and Cyclones.

The Iowa coaches told Blum what led them to offer a scholarship.

“They saw that I am a team-first type, that I take academics seriously, and, humbly put, an athletic and talented individual,” he told HN.

Prep Redzone Iowa considers Blum the third player in the state’s 2027 class. The two student-athletes ahead of him, Brewer and Jaxx DeJean, also claim offers from Hawkeye.

Blum left town Saturday with his offer and a much better understanding of what Iowa Football is about.

“I really enjoyed the individual wide receiver drills at camp, and I really enjoyed talking to all the coaches and building relationships with all of them during the visit,” he said.

“One of the things I like most about Iowa is their philosophy and the way they run their program.”

Blum (6-5, 200) announced his presence as a freshman. He caught 50 passes for 839 yards (16.8 YPC) and 17 touchdowns last fall. His 13.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals all ranked second on the hoops team over the winter, and he was one of the school’s top sprinters in the spring.

When we watch Blum’s junior football highlight video, we see the athleticism of a three-sport athlete. He excels at winning 50-50 balls and staying ahead of defenders. He is also an advanced route runner for his age.