Iowa LB recruit Jaden Harrell talks Hawkeyes, junior year. URBANDALE, Ia. — For Jaden Harrell, everything happened fast. He played freshman football in his first year at Urbandale. Then ... he hit a growth spurt. He bulked up to 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds and started on varsity as a sophomore. Then ... he racked up a team-best 67.5 tackles and eight solo tackles for loss. Then ... colleges started calling. Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Kansas State wanted to learn more about the central Iowa sophomore. Then ... in February, during his first visit to Iowa City, Kirk Ferentz invited him into his office to extend Harrell his first college football scholarship. "Really, no words, honestly,"
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