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Signing Day

SigneePosHtWtHometown (School)Video
Toks Akinribade RB 6-0 205 Brownsburg, Ind. (Brownsburg) Video
Cole Banwart OL 6-4 279 Ottosen, Iowa (Algona) Video
Shaun Beyer TE 6-5 210 Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) Video
Lance Billings DB 6-0 176 Lorain, Ohio (Clearview) Video
Cedric Boswell DB 5-11 175 Beverly Hills, Mich. (Groves) Video
Noah Fant TE 6-6 210 Omaha, Neb. (Omaha South) Video
Chauncey Golston DE 6-5 235 Detroit, Mich. (East English Village) Video
T.J. Hockenson TE 6-5 230 Chariton, Iowa (Chariton) Video
Amani Hooker DB 6-1 195 Minneapolis, Minn. (Park Center) Video
Alaric Jackson OL 6-7 285 Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) Video
Amani Jones LB 5-11 210 Chicago, Ill. (Phillips) Video
Cedrick Lattimore DE 6-5 241 Redford, Mich. (East English Village) Video
Romeo McKnight DE 6-5 235 Crystal Lake, Ill. (Crystal Lake Central) Video
Nick Niemann LB 6-4 220 Sycamore, Ill. (Sycamore) Video
Emmanuel Rugamba DB 6-0 172 Naperville, Ill. (Naperville Central) Video
Austin Schulte DE 6-4 250 Pella, Iowa (Pella) Video
Brandon Simon DE 6-1 236 Newark, N.J. (Don Bosco Prep) Video
Nathan Stanley QB 6-5 212 Menomonie, Wis. (Menomonie) Video
Kyle Taylor LB 6-2 220 Silver Springs, Md. (Gonzaga, Washington, D.C.) Video
Barrington Wade LB 6-1 210 Skokie, Ill. (Niles North) Video
Kristian Welch LB 6-3 220 Iola, Wis. (Iola Scandinavia) Video
Spencer Williams OL 6-3 290 Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Falls) Video
Devonte Young WR 6-0 195 Waldorf, Md. (North Point) Video
Toren Young RB 5-11 220 Madison, Wis. (Monoma Grove) Video

WALK-ON STUDENT ATHLETES
(List of walk-ons updated on Feb. 4, 2016; future walk-ons will be added to the list once they have completed the admission process and can be released in compliance with NCAA rules)

Walk-OnPosHtWtHometown (School)
Joe Argo DB5-11 185Davenport, Iowa (Assumption)
Tristan Bohr LB6-4 208Cresco, Iowa (Crestwood)
Keith Duncan PK5-11160 Matthews, N. C. (Weddington)
Dalles Jacobus DL6-1255 Palo, Iowa (Cedar Rapids Kennedy)
Burke PrinsOL6-4260Hinton, Iowa (Hinton)
Caleb ShudakPK 5-8175Council Bluffs, Iowa (Lewis Central)


Logo Toks Akinribade (Toeks A-KIN-ri-body) Edge
RB | 6-0 | 205 | Brownsburg, Ind. (Brownsburg)
 
     
High school honors -- Honorable mention Class 6A all-state honoree as a senior... Career -- Holds school records for career rushing yards and touchdowns, along with most rushing yards in a game... rushed for 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior... scored 15 touchdowns while rushing for 1,200 yards as a sophomore... gained 1,100 yards and scored 15 touchdowns as a sophomore... set freshmen record for most yards in a season with 908 yards and 13 touchdowns... team captain as a senior... also competed in track.

Personal -- Born Sept. 4, 1997... open major... parents are Olufunmilayo and Ebenezer Akinribade... high school coach was Brett Comer.


Headlines

Indiana RB Akinribade selects Hawkeyes over Michigan, others - QC Times

Iowa lands standout Indiana RB - Hawk Central

Indiana RB on board with Hawkeyes - The Gazette


Logo Cole Banwart Edge
OL | 6-4 | 280 | Ottosen, Iowa (Algona)
 
     
High school honors -- First-team all-state as offensive lineman as a senior... first-team all-state as defensive lineman as a sophomore and junior... Career -- Four-year football letterman as offensive and defensive lineman... as a senior helped prep team win first playoff game since 2008... recorded 30 tackles as a senior, with 17 solo stops and 13 assists... had eight solo tackles for loss and four sacks... offense averaged 273.4 rushing yards and 325.3 yards total offense per game... collected 38 tackles as a junior, including 22 solo tackles and 16 assists... as a sophomore had 61 tackles, including 40 solo stops and 21 assists... collected 14 sacks and two fumble recoveries as a sophomore... 11 tackles as a freshman, including eight solo stops and two sacks... team captain as a senior... also lettered in baseball, basketball, golf and track.

Personal -- Born Aug. 21, 1997... open major ... earned first-team academic all-district honors... parents are Tina and Craig Banwart... high school coach was Andy Jacobson.


Headlines

Weekend camp yields pair of Iowa football commitments - Hawk Central

Iowa adds OL recruit with Algona's Banwart - The Globe Gazette

Hawkeyes pick up instate O-Lineman - The Gazette

Banwart headed to Iowa - HawkeyeReport.com


Logo Shaun Beyer Edge
TE | 6-5 | 210 | Shellsburg, Iowa (Cedar Rapids Kennedy)
 
     

High school honors -- Earned elite first-team all-state honors as utility player as a senior... Class 4A team captain and Player of the Year... All-Metro Player of the Year... first-team all-conference as a junior and senior... second-team all-state as a junior... first-team all-district and all-metro as a junior... Career -- Three-year football letterman as tight end, wide receiver, linebacker, safety, and punter... had 43 receptions for 853 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior, along with 60 rushing attempts for 682 yards and five touchdowns and completing 5-of-8 passes for 41 yards... averaged 44.6 yards on 36 punts, with a long of 76 yards... on defense recorded 45 solo tackles and 17 assists, with 13 tackles for loss and six sacks... also had one interception return for a touchdown... in 11 games as a junior, had 35 receptions for 471 yards and eight touchdowns, with 15 rushing attempts for 116 yards... averaged 33.2 yards on 34 punts... recorded 57 solo tackles and 32 assists, with two tackles for loss and one interception... played in four games as a sophomore, averaging 42.5 yards on four punts, with a long of 53 yards... helped prep team post school-best 13-1 record as a senior, while completing season as state runner-up... team advanced to second round of playoffs as a junior and quarterfinals as a sophomore... holds multiple school and Cedar Rapids metro records... team captain as a senior... also competed in track (high jump and hurdles), wrestling, and basketball.

Personal -- Born Nov. 11, 1996... biology major... earned academic All-Metro honors... parents are Dawn and Ken Beyer... high school coach was Brian White.


Headlines

C.R. Kennedy star Beyer accepts 'dream' offer to Iowa - Hawk Central

Kennedy's Beyer fulfills his dream, commits to Iowa - The Gazette

Iowa adds instate football recruit - QC Times

Beyer accepts offer to become a Hawkeye - Kennedy Torch


Logo Lance Billings Edge
DB | 6-0 | 176 | Lorain, Ohio (Clearview)
 
     
High school honors -- First-team all-conference and all-district as a senior... first-team all-state and all-conference as a sophomore and junior... Career -- Played both defensive back and wide receiver... led team in receiving yards as a senior... team captain as a junior and senior... also lettered in basketball.

Personal -- Born Oct. 17, 1996, in Green Bay, Wis.... communications major... parents are Janelle Milner and Lance Billings... high school coach was Mike Collier.


Headlines

Clearview defensive back Lance Billings verbally commits to Iowa - Cleveland.com

Clearview's Lance Billings picks Iowa - The Morning Journal

Clearview's Lance Billings to play football at Iowa - The Chronicle-Telegram

Hawkeyes' wild recruiting Monday: 3 prospects in 90 minutes - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes travel to familiar ground for No. 20 - The Gazette


Logo Cedric Boswell Edge
DB | 5-11 | 175 | Beverly Hills, Mich. (Groves)
 
     
High school honors -- Earned all-state and all-conference honors as a senior... all-conference recognition as a junior... Career -- Played both defensive back and running back as a prep... holds school record for rushing yards in a game (334 yards)... helped prep team post an 11-1 record as a senior while reaching second round of state playoffs... team advanced to first round of playoffs as a junior... also lettered in track, placing second in the state in the 100-meter dash as a junior.

Personal -- Born Aug. 15, 1998... engineering major... parents are Shelly Blannon and Cedrick Boswell, Sr.... high school coach was Brendan Flaherty.


Headlines

Groves CB Cedric Boswell commits to Iowa - Detroit Free Press

Boswell Commits to Iowa - Scout.com

Hawkeyes' wild recruiting Monday: 3 prospects in 90 minutes - Hawk Central

Logo Noah Fant Edge
TE | 6-5 | 220 | Omaha, Neb. (Omaha South)
 
     
High school honors -- Earned first-team all-state and all-metro honors as a senior... was named all-metro tight end MVP and named to Super Six squad... second-team all-state and first-team all-metro as a junior... all-metro and all-state honorable mention as a sophomore... Career -- Played both tight end and defensive end... holds school records for receptions in a season and career, and touchdowns in a season and career... team captain as a junior and senior... also competed in track (sprints, high jump, triple jump) and basketball.

Personal -- Born Nov. 20, 1997... biology major... named Greater Omaha Scholar-Athlete... parents are Kathy and Willie Fant... high school coach was Chris Fant.


Headlines

Husker recruiting target Noah Fant commits to Iowa; Hawkeyes 'showed me the most interest' - Omaha World-Herald

'Out of this world' recruiting effort helps Iowa land Omaha South's Noah Fant - Omaha World-Herald

Meet Athletic Future Iowa Hawkeye DE/TE Noah Fant - Scout.com

Iowa lands big recruiting prize from Omaha - Hawk Central

Nebraska Tight End picks Not Nebraska - The Gazette

Nebraska prep tight end picks Hawkeyes - QC Times


Logo Chauncey Golston Edge
DE | 6-5 | 227 | Detroit, Mich. (East English Village Prep)
 
     
High school honors -- First-team all-state, all-metro, and all-city as a senior... honorable mention all-city as a junior... Career -- Helped prep team reach state playoffs three straight years while winning 23 total games... recorded 43 tackles as a senior, with nine sacks... recorded 53 tackles as a junior with 13 sacks... team captain as a junior and senior.

Personal -- Born Feb. 10, 1998... open major... member of National Honor Society... earned academic All-America recognition... mother is Linda Golston... high school coach was Rod Oden.


Headlines

Hawkeyes land towering teammates from Detroit - Hawk Central

Detroit East English Valley linemen commit to Iowa - Detroit Free Press

Detroit duo doubles size of Hawkeye recruiting class - QC Times

Logo T.J. Hockenson Edge
TE | 6-5 | 230 | Chariton, Iowa (Chariton)
 
     
High school honors -- Named elite all-state first team as a senior... first-team all-state as a sophomore and junior... first- team all-district as sophomore, junior, and senior after earning honorable mention all-district as a freshman... Career -- Four-year football letterman as tight end and defensive back, helping team reach state playoffs as a senior... holds school records for receiving yards in a game, season, and career... also holds records for touchdown receptions in a season and career... recorded 85 catches for 1,219 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, while recording 39 tackles, four sacks, and two interceptions on defense... as a junior totaled 73 receptions for 1,116 yards and 18 touchdowns, while collecting 22 tackles and one interception on defense... recorded 60 catches for 931 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore, with 15 tackles, two interceptions and one touchdown on defense... 20 receptions for 294 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman... team captain as a junior and senior.

Personal -- Born March 7, 1997... open major... parents are Teri and Tod Hockenson... high school coach was Curt Smyser.


Headlines

Chariton's T.J. Hockenson: Numbers don't lie for record-setting receiver - Des Moines Register

Iowa Eight football: Chariton's T.J. Hockenson - Des Moines Register

Hawkeyes offer scholarship to Chariton's T.J. Hockenson -Hawk Central

Meet Iowa's next great TE T.J. Hockenson - Scout.com

Iowa football picks up 2 commitments - Hawk Central


Logo Amani Hooker Edge
DB | 6-0 | 203 | Minneapolis, Minn. (Park Center)
 
     
High school honors -- Conference MVP as a senior... earned first-team all-state honors as a senior and was finalist for "Mr. Football"... second-team all-state as a junior and third-team all-state as a sophomore... first-team all-conference for three straight seasons... Career -- Played defensive back, quarterback, running back, and wide receiver as a prep... set school record for interceptions in a season (11)... helped team post 9-3 record as a senior, while reaching state playoffs... team captain as a senior... also lettered in basketball.

Personal -- Born June 14, 1998... business major... parents are Janice Hooker and Ray Hooker... high school coach was Paul Strong.


Headlines

Hawkeyes land hard-hitting safety Hooker - Hawk Central

Park Center's Amani Hooker Iowa-Bound - KSTP.com

Minnesota defensive back picks Hawkeyes - The Gazette

Park Center football playmaker electric wherever he lines up - Star Tribune


Logo Alaric Jackson (ah-LA-rick) Edge
OL | 6-7 | 285 | Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance)
 
     
High school honors -- Named first-team all-state and all-city and listed as Top 10 player in the state of Michigan... third- team all-state as a junior... Career -- Played offensive and defensive line... helped prep team advance to state playoffs as a junior... set school record for sacks in a season... team captain as a senior... also participated for prep basketball, soccer, baseball, and track teams.

Personal -- Born July 14, 1998, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada... sports medicine major... mother is Dionne Jackson... high school coach was Lou Beatty.


Headlines

Iowa Wins Battle for Detroit OL Alaric Jackson - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes Land Detroit OT Alaric Jackson - Hawkeye Nation

Iowa Recruit Rejects Late Push from Harbaugh - QC Times


Logo Amani Jones Edge
LB | 5-11 | 210 | Chicago, Ill. (Phillips)
 
     
High school honors -- Earned all-state honors as a junior... named to Sun Times All-Public League football team as senior... Career -- Member of the 4A state championship football team in 2015 -- the first Chicago Public Schools team in history to win a 4A state football title... missed part of senior season because of injury... led team to the 3A state title game as a junior, posting a game-best 14 tackles... team finished with a 12-2 record... team captain as a senior... also ran track (4x400, 4x200, 4x100, and open 400).

Personal -- Born July 22, 1998... criminal justice/sociology major... mother is Marie Parker... high school coach was Troy MacAllister.


Headlines

Hawkeyes add to early recruiting flurry - Hawk Central

Iowa picks up another linebacker prospect - The Gazette

Hawkeyes continue to build recruiting momentum - QC Times

Jones flips to Iowa - Hawkeye Report/em>


Logo Cedrick Lattimore Edge
DE | 6-5 | 260 | Redford, Mich. (East English Village Prep)
 
     
High school honors -- Named to state Dream Team and a Top 10 Player in the State as a senior... earned first-team all-state and all-city honors as a senior... all-state honorable mention as a junior... Career -- Played both defensive end and tackle as a prep, helping team post 16-7 mark in final two seasons... set school record with 17 sacks as a senior... also lettered in basketball.

Personal -- Born Feb. 6, 1998... sports medicine major... parents are Carla Spivey and Cedrick Lattimore, Sr.... high school coach was Rod Oden.


Headlines

Hawkeyes land towering teammates from Detroit - Hawk Central

Detroit East English Valley linemen commit to Iowa - Detroit Free Press

Detroit duo doubles size of Hawkeye recruiting class - QC Times

Cedrick Lattimore hears call, commits to Iowa with fellow East English Village defensive end - mlive.com

Iowa commit Cedrick Lattimore moves up - Scout.com

4-star Iowa commit and athletic DL Cedrick Lattimore - Scout.com


Logo Romeo McKnight Edge
DE | 6-5 | 235 | Crystal Lake, Ill. (Crystal Lake Central)
 
     
High school honors -- Ranked as the No. 9 prospect in Illinois... Career -- Played both defensive end and running back as a prep... missed his senior season because of injury... also competed in wrestling, winning Illinois Class 2A state title at 220 pounds as a junior and earning All-America honors three years.

Personal -- Born March 25, 1998, in South Bend, Ind.... business major... mother is Michele McKnight... high school coach was Jon McLaughlin.


Headlines

Crystal Lake Central's Romeo McKnight picks Iowa - Chicago Tribune

Romeo McKnight hoping to follow Iowa success of Bryan Bulaga, C.J. Fiedorowicz - Northwest Herald

Crystal Lake Central's Romeo McKnight commits to Iowa - Northwest Herald

Iowa recruiting solidly back in Illinois - The Gazette


Logo Nick Niemann Edge
LB | 6-4 | 220 | Sycamore, Ill. (Sycamore)
 
     
High school honors -- First-team all-state and all-conference as a senior... named Defensive Player of the Year in Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference... Daily Chronicle Player of the Year... honorable mention all-conference as a junior... Career -- Two-year letterman as linebacker and tight end... as a senior recorded 94 tackles with eight tackles for loss and four sacks, while also recording14 receptions for 366 yards... totaled 81 tackles as a junior with three tackles for loss, along with nine receptions on offense for 276 yards and three touchdowns... helped prep team reach state quarterfinals as a junior and returned to the playoffs as a senior... teamed with older brother as a sophomore to help team advance to state semifinals... team captain as a senior.

Personal -- Born Dec. 2, 1997, in Waterloo, Iowa... open major... first-team academic all-state honors and member of National Honor Society... brother of Iowa junior linebacker Ben Niemann... parents are Lou Ann and Jay Niemann... father is assistant football coach at Rutgers... high school coach was Joe Ryan.


Headlines

Sycamore's Nick Niemann to join brother at Iowa - Daily Chronicle

Iowa commit Nick Niemann getting better as season goes on - Chicago Tribune

Illinois linebacker follows brother to Iowa City - The Gazette

Iowa football picks up 2 commitments - Hawk Central


Logo Emmanuel (Manny) Rugamba (Ru-Gum-Ba) Edge
DB | 6-0 | 172 | Naperville, Ill. (Naperville Central)
 
     
High school honors -- Named Chicago Tribune first-team all-state as a senior... unanimous first-team all-conference and all-area as a senior... special mention all-conference as a junior... Career -- Recorded 112 receptions for 1,615 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior... on defense recorded 30 solo tackles and 15 assists with six interceptions and eight pass break-ups... team posted 10-2 record and reached state quarterfinals as a senior... also reached state quarterfinals as a junior with 9-3 record... member of state championship team (11-3) as a sophomore... team captain as a senior.

Personal -- Born March 10, 1998... open major... mother is Daniella Umutanguha... high school coach was Michael Stine.


Headlines

Naperville Central WR Emmanuel Rugamba commits to Iowa - Chicago Tribune

'Best receiver in Illinois' commits to Hawkeyes - Hawk Central

Illinois corner is commit No. 22 for the Hawkeyes - The Gazette


Logo Austin Schulte Edge
DE | 6-4 | 250 | Pella, Iowa (Pella)
 
     

High school honors -- Earned third-team all-state honors as a junior by the Iowa Newspaper Association... Career -- Played both linebacker and tight end while earning three letters in football... team won state title his junior and senior seasons... three-year combined record of 39-1... helped team reach state playoffs four straight years... missed senior season after being injured in first game of the season... recorded six solo tackles, three assists, and one pass reception before being injured... recorded 36 solo tackles and 35 assists as a junior with 15.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks... had five receptions on offense for 77 yards and two touchdowns... recorded 38 tackles as a sophomore, including 4.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks... team captain as a senior... also lettered in basketball, baseball, and track.

Personal -- Born April 8, 1998... engineering major... earned academic all-district recognition... parents are Carol and Matthew Schulte... high school coach was Jay McKinstrey.


Headlines

Hawkeyes add to early recruiting flurry - Hawk Central

Pella DE goes with home state Hawkeyes - The Gazette

Iowa Adds Pella DE Schulte - AllHawkeyes.com


Logo Brandon Simon Edge
DE | 6-1 | 236 | Newark, N.J. (Don Bosco Prep)
 
     
High school honors -- Two-time All-Non-Public Group selection... earned first-team defensive honors as a senior, second-team as a junior... Career -- Led team to the 2015 Non-Public Group 4 state championship, posting a 9-3 record... team captain as a senior.

Personal -- Born Oct. 7, 1997... majoring in pre-law/business... parents are Katrice and Gerry Simon... high school coach was Greg Toal.


Headlines

Hawkeyes Land New Jersey DE Simon - HawkeyeInsider.com

Undefeated Iowa has No. 5 East DE - Scout.com

The momentum continues: N.J. defensive end says yes to Iowa - Hawk Central

New Jersey DL is No. 17 for Hawkeyes - The Gazette


Logo Nathan Stanley Edge
QB | 6-5 | 212 | Menomonie, Wis. (Menomonie)
 
     
High school honors -- Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior... first-team all-conference and all-region as a senior... honorable mention all-state and first-team all-conference as a sophomore... Career -- Four-year letterman as quarterback, defensive back, and punter... missed majority of junior season because of injury... helped prep team win 24 games in three seasons and advance to state playoffs four straight years... passed for 1,728 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior with four interceptions... rushed 44 times for 213 yards and three touchdowns, while averaging 44.9 yards per punt... passed for 670 yards and six touchdowns before being injured as a junior, while rushing for 95 yards and one touchdown... as a sophomore threw for 1,276 yards and 14 touchdowns, while rushing for 60 yards and one touchdown... also averaged 45.6 yards per punt... punted for varsity squad as a freshman, averaging 44 yards per punt... holds school records for passing yards (3,674) and career touchdowns (36)... team captain as a junior and senior... also four-year starter in both basketball and baseball.

Personal -- Born Aug. 26, 1997... physical therapy major... member of National Honor Society... earned academic all-state recognition... parents are Donita and Jay Stanley... high school coach was Joe La Buda.


Headlines

Iowa gets verbal commitment from Wisconsin quarterback - Hawk Central


Logo Kyle Taylor Edge
LB | 6-2 | 220 | Silver Springs, Md. (Gonzaga, Washington, D.C.)
 
     
High school honors -- Class AA all-state selection... selected as an All-Met defensive player... Career -- Finished with 81 tackles, including four tackles for loss and two sacks as a senior, despite missing the first three games because of injury... had 43 tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack as a junior and 72 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, five sacks, and one forced fumble as a sophomore... led team to an 11-2 record and a DCSAA championship as a senior... helped Don Bosco hand DeMatha its lone loss in 2015... also played lacrosse.

Personal -- Born July 14, 1997... open major... brother of current Iowa defensive back Miles Taylor... parents are Audrey and Chuck Taylor... high school coach was Randy Trivers.


Headlines

Hawkeyes land coveted linebacker - Hawk Central

Punishing defender and introspective poet: The two sides of Gonzaga LB Kyle Tyler - The Washington Post

Kyle Taylor Announces Iowa Commitment - AllHawkeyes.com

D.C. Linebacker is No. 7 for the Hawkeyes - The Gazette


Logo Barrington Wade Edge
LB | 6-1 | 210 |Skokie, Ill. (Niles North)
 
     
High school honors -- Earned honorable mention All-America recognition... first-team all-state as a senior, earning MVP and Sportsmanship Award... named Chicago Tribune first-team all-state as a senior... first-team all-conference for three straight seasons... Career -- Played both running back and linebacker... helped prep team advance to third round of state playoffs as a senior... team captain for three seasons... also competed in football and track.

Personal -- Born March 16, 1998... open major... parents are Christine Thurmond and Barrington Wade, Sr... high school coach was Mark Egofske.


Headlines

Niles North RB Barrington Wade picks Iowa - Chicago Tribune

Barrington Wade, Niles North on the rise - Chicago Tribune

Niles North's Barrington Wade commits to Iowa - Chicago Sun Times

Iowa secures commitment of three-star tailback - Hawk Central

Illinois athlete is No. 8 for the Hawkeyes - The Gazette


Logo Kristian Welch Edge
LB| 6-3 | 220 | Iola, Wis. (Iola-Scandinavia)
 
     
High school honors -- Earned all-state and all-region honors as a senior... first-team all-conference linebacker and running back as a junior and senior... honorable mention all-conference linebacker as a sophomore... team defensive MVP as a senior... Career -- Played both linebacker and running back, helping team reach state playoffs for three straight years... rushed 85 times for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, while recording 75 tackles on defense... rushed 120 times for 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior with 65 tackles on defense... as a sophomore rushed 100 times for 980 yards and nine touchdowns, while compiling 45 tackles... rushed 15 times for 200 yards and a touchdown as a freshman... team captain as a junior and senior... also competed for prep basketball team, serving as team captain and earning team MVP honors.

Personal -- Born May 24, 1998... open major... earned academic High Honors throughout prep career... parents are Mary and Tim Welsh... high school coach was Scott Erickson.


Headlines

Thunderbirds' Welch commits to play football at Iowa - Stevens Point Journal

Iowa football secures commitment from Wisconsin prep - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes land Wisconsin linebacker - QC Times

Wisconsin athlete makes it 21 for Iowa - The Gazette


Logo Spencer Williams Edge
OL | 6-3 | 290 |Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Falls)
 
     
High school honors -- Earned first-team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association and Des Moines Register, all-conference, and all-metro honors as a senior... third-team all-state and all-conference honors as a junior, along with first-team all-metro honors... first-team all-metro and third-team all-conference as a sophomore... Iowa Shrine Game selection... member of the Des Moines Register's Iowa Eight... Blue-Grey All-American... Career -- Three-year letterman as offensive and defensive lineman, helping prep team reach state playoffs three straight years with combined record of 21-11... team captain as a junior and senior... two-year letterman in track.

Personal -- Born March 2, 1998... open major... four-year member of prep Honor Roll... mother is Kim Williams, father is Terry Williams, and step-father is Mike Francis... high school coach was Brad Remmert.


Headlines

Cedar Falls lineman changes commitment to Hawkeyes - Hawk Central

Iowa Eight football: Cedar Falls' Spencer Williams - Des Moines Register

Spencer Williams fits the mold of an Iowa offensive lineman - AllHawkeyes.com

Williams steps forward to give back - Waterloo Courier


Logo Devonte Young Edge
WR | 6-0 | 195 |Waldorf, Md. (North Point)
 
     
High school honors -- Consensus first-team all-state selection as a senior defensive back... earned first-team all-conference and all-metro honors as a senior, while being named Conference Player of the Year... second-team all-conference as a junior... first-team all-metro as a sophomore... Career -- Three-year letterman as both wide receiver and safety... helped prep team advance to state playoffs as a sophomore (11-1 at Gwynn Park) and senior (10-1 at North Point)... conference champions as a senior while reaching regional semifinals... as a senior recorded 45 receptions for 802 yards and six touchdowns, with 15 rushing attempts for 201 yards and two touchdowns... also completed two pass attempts, one for a touchdown... recorded 40 tackles on defense as a senior with four interceptions... recorded 700 punt return yards, scoring two touchdowns, while also scoring on one fumble and one interception return... team captain as a senior... also competed for prep track team.

Personal -- Born Feb. 20, 1997... business major... parents are Angela and Jude Young... high school coach was Tom Petre.


Headlines

North Point transfer WR Devonte Young choses Iowa football on Father's Day - The Washington Post

Maryland WR caps Iowa's hugely productive recruiting weekend - The Gazette


Logo Toren Young Edge
RB | 5-11 | 220 |Madison, Wis. (Monoma Grove)
 
     
High school honors -- Named Blue-Grey All-American as a senior... conference and area Player of the Year as a senior... first-team all-state as a senior by The Associated Press and coaches... finalist for Elroy "Crazy Leg" Hirsch Award as a senior... first-team all-conference and all-region as a junior and senior... conference Player of the Year as a junior... first- team all-conference and honorable mention all-region as a sophomore... Career -- Helped prep team post 14-0 record and earn state championship as a sophomore... member of prep team that won conference title seven straight seasons... combined record of 18-5 in final two seasons while advancing to state playoffs four straight years... rushed 333 times for 2,779 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior... recorded 194 rushing attempts for 1,123 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior... as a sophomore rushed 173 times for 1,134 yards and 11 touchdowns... rushed five times for 83 yards as a freshman... team captain as a junior and senior... also competed for prep track team.

Personal -- Born Sept. 4, 1997... open major... mother is Tianna Parkinson... high school coaches were Michael Stassi and Brandon Beckwith.


Headlines

Hawkeyes snag running back from Badger territory - Hawk Central

Iowa RB commit Toren Young is setting records - Hawkeye Nation

Hawkeyes land running back QC Times