Class of 2026 OL/DL Hudson Parliament was among the visitors at Iowa’s junior day on Saturday. For the 6-foot-4, 285-pound South Dakota native, who also visited Kinnick Stadium for a game last season, it was a great opportunity to learn more about the program and spend time with the Iowa coaching staff.
“The day started with an easy going meet and greet with excellent food offerings,” Parliament told HawkeyeReport.com. “This was followed by listening to Coach Ferentz talk about the people and strong heritage that make up Iowa football.”
“Then we toured the facilities and met with strength and conditioning staff,” said Parliament. “This was followed by a Q&A session with a panel of current players and an informational meeting about academics and resources. Lastly, we broke into groups with position coaches to end the day.”
Parliament, who has impressive film on both sides of the ball, was able to find out more about his recruitment in meetings with Iowa offensive line coach George Barnett and lead recruiter LeVar Woods on Saturday.
“My time was primarily spent with OL Coach Barnett and Coach Woods,” Parliament said. “They see me as interior offensive lineman – guard or possibly center. Defensive line was discussed and has not been ruled out, however Coach Woods was at one of my games this past fall so he was able to see my build and abilities are best represented for interior offensive line with the style of play at Iowa.”
“The highlight film that Coach Barnett shared with us reminded me of my own highlight reel from my sophomore season last fall,” said Parliament. “Some comparable examples were clips of aggressive pulling guards, violent finishers of blocks, dominance at the point of attack in the run game, physical second level blocks, and playing through the whistle on every play. This helped me understand why Iowa is pursuing me for interior offensive line versus defensive line.”
While Iowa has not yet offered a scholarship, the Hawkeyes remain very interesting in Parliament in the early stages of the recruiting process and the feeling is mutual with the South Dakota native.
“I left Iowa City with a better understanding of the selective recruiting process along with the standards and expectations that come with being a student-athlete,” Parliament said. “I also left knowing Iowa will develop me and bring out my full potential as a player, student, and as a young man.”
A Class of 2026 prospect, Parliament currently holds scholarship offers from South Dakota State and North Dakota. He also has early interest from Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas State, Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa State, among others.