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A week after hosting a junior day, Iowa brings in a group of recruits with the potential to fill out its 2013 Class. Read who is expected to be in town and where they stand in the weekend visit roundup.

They're expected to be flying into Iowa City from all different directions this weekend. The Hawkeyes are casting a wide net to finish off its 2013 recruiting class.

Texas, Maryland and Pennsylvania will be among the states represented at Iowa. The Hawkeyes are believed to have 15 verbal commits in the group with room for around 20.

Here's a look at the players confirmed to have plans to be in Iowa City:

Brian Lemelle, WR, Harrisburg, PA - The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder from Bishop McDevitt is the kind of quick receiver that works well in offensive coordinator Greg Davis' system. He's a yards-after-catch guy who snared around 90 balls for a little over 1,600 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. He's mainly looking at the Hawkeyes and Connecticut with Temple making a late push.

Lemelle Highlights

Jacquille Veii, DB, Bethesda, MD - Iowa is believed to be looking for one more safety in this class and it looks like Veii is No. 1 on the board. The Avalon School standout played host to Hawkeye Assistant Darrell Wilson Thursday night, less than 24 hours before he was to leave the East Coast for his official visit. Iowa and Maryland, to whom he verbally committed before reopening his recruitment, are the finalists.

Veii Highlights

Cameron Smith, WR, Coppell, TX - Again, a 5-11, 175-pound jitterbug that can get underneath a defense and cause problems. Through his October games this year, he averaged just under 20 yards per catch and he reports 4.4 speed. He is down to Iowa and Arizona State.

Smith Highlights

D'Andre Fuller, WR, Arlington, TX - Stop me if you've read this before - Fuller is a slot-type who gains yards after the catch. You're not going crazy if you're sensing a theme. Fuller still is waiting on a Hawkeye offer, so it seems clear that Lemelle and Smith are ahead of him in line. He has offers from Central Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin.

Fuller Highlights

Anjeus Jones, WR-LB, Dallas, TX - While he might still get a look at wide receiver, the Hawkeyes are intrigued by how this raw athlete would look at outside linebacker. He committed to New Mexico State on a visit two weeks ago and then flipped to Colorado State when he was there last week. He's still waiting on an Iowa offer and if he gets one it could be his third verbal in as many weeks.

Jones Highlights

Drake Kulick, LB, Muscatine, Iowa - This all-state swimmer hopes the Hawkeyes come through with a scholarship offer late in the process. If not, he has a Northern Iowa offer and ends up a Panther. Kulick racked up 64 tackles (38 solo, seven for loss) and six sacks as a senior. He projects as an outside linebacker on the next level.

Kulick Highlights

Kyle Norberg, FB-LB, Cary, IL - This bulldozer is a linebacker commitment to North Dakota. The Hawkeyes see him as a fullback and told him he's in the running for a late scholarship offer. They're thin at the position and Norberg is the type of athlete that could fit well into Davis' system. He's also receiving late interest from North Dakota State.

Norberg Highlights

Nic Shimonek, QB, Corsicana, TX - The strong-armed senior led his team to the state championship game this fall and was hand-picked by Davis. He verballed to the Hawkeyes in May and could jump into Iowa's quarterback competition when he arrives on campus this summer. He will get the chance to recruit some of the receivers visiting with him this weekend.

Shimonek Highlights

Derrick Mitchell, WR, St. Louis, MO - Another Iowa verbal finally getting a chance to officially visit his future home, Mitchell will get a look at receiver but is the type of athlete that could excel at a number of positions on both sides of the ball. He scored 47 points in a recent high school basketball game, knocking down eight 3-pointers in it.

Mitchell Highlights

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