After picking up a scholarship offer from Iowa in early May, Class of 2019 defensive end Spencer Bono had a chance to make his first visit to campus this weekend as he was in town for day one of the Hawkeye Tailgater. According to the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Cincinnati native, the trip was well worth it.
“I was extremely impressed,” said Bono. “I will definitely be coming back again.”
Bono made the drive to Iowa with his parents and his older brother, who attends the University of Cincinnati. The family had a chance to tour the campus and facilities with recruiting coordinator Kelvin Bell and sit down and meet with head coach Kirk Ferentz and strength coach Chris Doyle today.
“They all loved it almost as much as me,” Bono said of his family.
For the Class of 2019 prospect, it was the personal touch that the Iowa coaching staff showed during the visit that really stood out to them.
“It's a big time college that gave us an individual feel,” said Bono. “They wanted to make us feel special, not just like any other player.”
In addition to Iowa, who was the first to offer, Bono has picked up new scholarship opportunities from Boston College, Cincinnati, and Toledo in recent weeks. Tomorrow, he will be attending a camp at Notre Dame and then will turn the focus to his junior year at Cincinnati Elder High School.
— Spencer Bono (@spencerbono52) June 23, 2017
As a sophomore, Bono finished the season with 45 tackles, 10 sacks, and three forced fumbles for Cincinnati Elder.
See highlights from Bono’s sophomore year at Elder in the video below.