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Signing Day

SigneePosHtWtHometown (School)Video
Ryan Boyle QB 6-2 215 West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling) Video
Drew Cook QB 6-5 220 Iowa City, Iowa (Regina) Video
James Daniels OL 6-4 290 Warren, Ohio (Harding) Video
Adrian Falconer WR 6-1 180 Leesburg, Fla. (Leesburg) Video
Angelo Garbutt LB 6-2 210 Carrollton, Texas (Hebron) Video
Eric Graham RB 5-9 195 Prattville, Ala. (Autauga Academy) Video
Jack Hockaday LB 6-1 215 Forsyth, Ill. (Maroa-Forsyth) Video
Garret Jansen DL 6-2 255 Pella, Iowa (Pella) Video
Justin Jinning LB 6-2 210 The Colony, Texas (The Colony) Video
Anthony Nelson DE 6-6 220 Urbandale, Iowa (Waukee) Video
Jake Newborg OL 6-3 280 Inwood, Iowa (West Lyon) Video
Emmanuel Ogwo WR 6-0 170 Mesquite, Texas (Horn) Video
Michael Ojemudia DB 6-2 190 Farmington Hills, Michigan (Harrison HS) Video
Landan Paulsen OL 6-5 290 Moville, Iowa (Woodbury Central) Video
Levi Paulsen OL 6-5 290 Moville, Iowa (Woodbury Central) Video
Brady Reiff DE 6-4 235 Parkston, S.D. (Parkston) Video
Michael Slater DE 6-2 265 St. Louis, Mo. (Parkway Central) Video
Jerminic Smith WR 6-1 180 Garland, Texas (South Garland) Video
Nate Vejvoda TE 6-5 215 Homer Glen, Ill. (Providence Catholic) Video
Brett Waechter OL 6-5 275 Hartley, Iowa (Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn) Video
Nick Wilson LB 6-2 210 Granger, Iowa (Dowling) Video

WALK-ON STUDENT ATHLETES
(List of walk-ons updated on Feb. 4, 2015; 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)
Lane AkreFB6-0 220Geneseo, Ill. (Geneseo)
Jacob GieseDL6-3 270West Branch, Iowa (West Branch)
Isaiah KrammeDB6-3205Ankeny, Iowa (Centennial)
Colten RastetterP6-2205Guttenberg, Iowa (Clayton Ridge)
Brady RossLB 6-1220Dakota City, Iowa (Humboldt)
Blake SimonsTE6-6 220Sanborn, Iowa (Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn)
Jackson SubbertLS6-3 205Williamsburg, Iowa (Williamsburg)


Logo Ryan Boyle Edge
QB | 6-2 | 215 | West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling)
 
     
High school honors -- Named to Des Moines Register Elite All-State team as a senior... earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as a junior and senior, including Class 4A team captain as a senior... Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior... Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior and senior... named to U.S. National Under-19 team slated to play Team Canada on Feb. 7... selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl... invited to NUC Senior All-American Bowl following senior year... was starting quarterback for Team USA in Eastbay All-American Bowl as an eighth grader... Career -- Four-year letterman and three-year starter at quarterback, leading team to 31-2 record as the starter... team captain as a senior... led prep team to state Class 4A state championship as a junior and senior after reaching state quarterfinals as a sophomore and freshman... MVP of state championship game as a junior and senior... holds school career records for pass attempts (484), completions (311), yards (4,566), passing touchdowns (45), rushing attempts (479), rushing yards (3,043), rushing touchdowns (45), total touchdowns (90), and total offense (7,609)... set state championship game record with six touchdowns (four rushing, two passing)... as a senior completed 137-of-221 attempts for 1,934 yards and 18 touchdowns, with just one interception, while rushing for 1,123 yards and 19 touchdowns on 167 attempts... named MVP of state title game after completing 7-of-11 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown and rushing 19 times for 144 yards and three touchdowns... led team to perfect 14-0 record as a junior, completing 119-of-187 pass attempts for 1,833 yards and 21 touchdowns, with three interceptions... also rushed 199 times for 1,332 yards and 24 touchdowns... was MVP of state championship game after completing 12-of-14 pass attempts for 287 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 78 yards and four touchdowns... played in just five games as a sophomore due to major knee injury, completing 50-of-71 pass attempts for 709 yards and six touchdowns, with two interceptions and rushing 73 times for 233 yards and one touchdown... as a freshman completed 5-of-5 attempts for 90 yards and rushed for 355 yards and one touchdown... also letterer in soccer.

Personal -- Born Sept. 13, 1996... business major... parents are Marian and Ken Boyle... four-year member of prep Honor Roll and Dean's List... Student Ambassador as junior and senior... earned Dr. Robert Breedlove Award as a junior... high school coach was Tom Wilson.


Headlines

Q&A with Dowling star, Iowa recruit Ryan Boyle - Des Moines Register

Ryan Boyle commits to Hawkeyes - Hawk Central

Boyle brings dual-threat capabilities to Iowa recruiting class - QC Times

Dowling's Ryan Boyle ready for QB competition at Iowa - Hawk Central


Logo Drew Cook Edge
QB | 6-5 | 220 | Iowa City, Iowa (Regina)
 
     
High school honors -- Named Class 1A first-team all-state as a junior and senior by the Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association... MVP of Class 1A state championship game as a junior and senior... named Class 1A Player of the Year by Cedar Rapids Gazette and Offensive Player of the Year by Iowa City Press-Citizen as a senior... nominated for Ed Thomas Mr. Football Award... Career -- Four-year letterman for prep team that won four consecutive state championships, posting 27-1 record his final two seasons... member of team that set state record with 56-game winning streak... school records include touchdowns responsible for in a season (50 TDs as a senior) and 399 passing yards in state quarterfinals... team captain as a senior... completed 150-of-230 pass attempts (65 percent) for 2,504 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior with three interceptions... rushed for 706 yards and 16 touchdowns and had three receiving touchdowns... in championship game as a senior, completed 13-of-16 pass attempts for 175 yards and one touchdown, with one interception, while also rushing six times for 50 yards, catching a 24-yard scoring reception and punting once for 43 yards... as a junior completed 183-of-267 pass attempts (68 percent) for 2,563 yards and 22 touchdowns, with three interceptions... rushed for 440 yards and five touchdowns... in championship game as a junior, completed 13-of-13 pass attempts for 177 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for 446 yards and one touchdown... as a sophomore completed 29-of-52 pass attempts (55.8 percent) for 356 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions, and completed 4-of-6 passes for 37 yards as a freshman... also four-year letterman in basketball, earning all-state honors... represented Iowa in the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Rising Seniors event in Indianapolis.

Personal -- Born Aug. 30, 1996... business major... parents are Tracy and Marv Cook... four-year member of Gold Honor Roll... his father, Marv Cook, earned consensus All-America honors as Iowa's tight end in 1988... high school coach was his father, Marv Cook.


Headlines

Drew Cook accepts Iowa's scholarship offer - Hawk Central

Analyst: Iowa commit Drew Cook could make a good college QB - Hawk Central

Cook follows father's footsteps to Hawkeye program - QC Times

Player of the Year: Drew Cook - The Gazette

Signing with Iowa is a dream come true for Drew Cook - Hawk Central


Logo James Daniels Edge
OL | 6-4 | 290 | Warren, Ohio (Harding)
 
     
Hawk Item -- Joined program for 2015 spring practice.

High school honors -- Earned all-state honorable mention honors as a junior and senior... earned Five Blocks of Granite Award as a senior... first-team All-Northeast Ohio as a junior and senior, along with first-team all-conference and all-county... earned Buckeye Blue Chip recognition as a junior and senior... Career -- Three-year football letterman as offensive and defensive lineman... team captain as a senior... helped prep team reach first round of playoffs as a sophomore... started all 10 games as a senior, helping teammate rush for over 1,000 yards... started all nine games as a junior, as team rushed for over 1,500 yards... started all 11 games as a sophomore, as team rushed for over 2,000 yards and offensive line did not allow a single sack... also lettered in track, tossing shot put and discus.

Personal -- Born Sept. 13, 1997... biology major... parents are Alicia and LeShun Daniels... brother of Iowa running back LeShun Daniels, Jr... high school coach was Steve Arnold.


Headlines

Daniels follows brother to Hawkeyes, picks Iowa over Ohio State - QC Times

Harding's Daniels picks Iowa Hawkeyes - The Vindacator

Hawkeyes earn another commitment in James Daniels - The Gazette

Future began (Jan. 20) for three Hawkeye recruits - QC Times


Logo Adrian Falconer (FALCON-ir) Edge
WR | 6-1 | 180 | Leesburg, Fla. (Leesburg)
 
     
High school honors -- Named to Central Florida All-Star team as a senior... earned team Most Valuable Player Award as a senior... named Outstanding Offensive Player as a junior... Career -- Four-year football letterman as wide receiver, defensive back, and kick returner... team captain as a senior... helped team win district title as a junior, posting 8-3 record... as a senior recorded 53 receptions for 951 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 17.9 yards per catch... also collected 33 tackles, one interception, and one forced fumble on defense... as a junior recorded 55 receptions for 714 yards and six touchdowns, while recording 57 tackles on defense, along with two recovered fumbles and one forced fumble... recorded 28 receptions for 491 yards as a sophomore, with one kickoff return touchdown, with the touchdown return forcing overtime in playoff game... also lettered in track and basketball... member of state championship basketball team as a freshman.

Personal -- Born Sept. 11, 1995... mechanical engineering major... parents are Karen and Paul Falconer... high school coach was Randy Trivers.


Headlines

Leesburg receiver Adrian Falconer commits to Iowa Hawkeyes during visit - Orlando Sentinal

Iowa adds Florida WR to 2015 recruiting class - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes pick up commitment from Florida wide receiver - The Gazette


Logo Angelo Garbutt Edge
LB | 6-2 | 210 | Carrollton, Texas (Hebron)
 
     
High school honors -- First-team all-district linebacker as a junior... earned Dallas Morning News Player of the Week honors during junior season... recognized as Top 10 Performer at Dallas Nike Football Training Camp prior to senior season... Career -- Four-year football letterman as outside linebacker and running back... team captain as a senior... helped prep team reach playoffs as a sophomore and junior... also competed in track and basketball.

Personal -- Born Feb. 24, 1997, in Los Angeles... engineering major... mother is Toshika Robinson... high school coach was Brian Brazil.


Headlines

Iowa gets verbal commitment from Texas linebacker - QC Times


Logo Eric Graham Edge
RB | 5-9 | 195 | Prattville, Ala. (Autauga Academy)
 
     
High school honors -- Earned all-state recognition for three consecutive seasons... named all-metro as a sophomore and junior... Career -- Two-year football team captain, helping prep team post 39-10 combined record the last four seasons... team reached playoffs four-straight years... as a senior rushed for over 2,400 yards and scored 33 touchdowns... rushed for 2,300 yards as a junior... also lettered in soccer and basketball.

Personal -- Born Oct. 31, 1995... nursing major... parents are Stephanie and Eric Graham... high school coach was Mike Sims.


Headlines

New 2015 RB Eric Graham is glad to be a Hawkeye - 247Sports

Hawkeyes sign Alabama RB - Hawk Central


Logo Jack Hockaday Edge
LB | 6-1 | 215 | Forsyth, Ill. (Maroa-Forsyth)
 
     
High school honors -- Earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior... first-team all-conference linebacker as a senior and County Player of the Year... first-team all-conference at quarterback and defensive back as a sophomore and junior, while being named County Player of the Year both years... Career -- Set Illinois state record for career total yards from scrimmage (11,506)... four-year letterman while playing linebacker, quarterback, defensive back, and wide receiver... prep team earned state championship in 2012 and reached championship game in 2014... team reached state semifinals in 2011 and 2013, posting four-year record of 46-7... team captain as a junior and senior... started at wide receiver and safety as a freshman... recorded 106 tackles as a senior with six interceptions and seven forced fumbles... on offense rushed 281 times for 2,016 yards and 32 touchdowns, while passing for 1,943 yards and 18 touchdowns... recorded 60 tackles and six interceptions as a junior, while rushing 122 times for 822 yards and 28 touchdowns and completing 125-of-187 pass attempts for 2,156 yards and 30 touchdowns, with two interceptions... collected 60 tackles and seven interceptions as a sophomore, while rushing 160 times for 1,007 yards and 22 touchdowns and completing 193-of-270 pass attempts for 2,529 yards and 28 touchdowns, with four interceptions... as a freshman collected 50 tackles and three interceptions on defense while catching 51 passes for 704 yards and seven touchdowns... also lettered in basketball.

Personal -- Born Aug. 22, 1996... open major... parents are Cheryl and John Hockaday... four-year member of prep Honor Roll... high school coach was Josh Jostes.


Headlines

Illinois LB picks Iowa - The Gazette

Iowa linebacker recruit OK with putting away his QB skills - Hawk Central

Hockaday Sticking With Iowa - HawkeyeInsider.com

Hockaday on path to be one of Maroa-Forsyth's best ever - Herald-Review

Trojans' Hockaday chooses Iowa - Herald-Review

Logo Garret Jansen Edge
DL | 6-2 | 255 | Pella, Iowa (Pella)
 
     
High school honors -- Named to Des Moines Register Elite All-State team as a senior... named first-team all-state as a junior by Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association... earned second-team all-state honors from Des Moines Register as a sophomore... first-team all-district selection for three straight seasons... Career -- Four-year varsity starter and four-year letterman... team captain as a senior... helped prep team win state title as a senior, collecting three solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and one pass break-up in title game victory... recorded 59.5 tackles as a senior with 25.5 tackles for loss and five sacks... also lettered in basketball, baseball, and track... participated in Drake Relays in discus throw in 2013 and 2014, placing seventh in 2014... state qualifier in discus as sophomore and junior

Personal -- Born Nov. 26, 1996... communication disorders major... parents are Lisa and Ron Jansen... member of National Honor Society, serving as treasurer... member of prep Honor Roll... academic all-district for three years... academic all-state as a senior... received Iowa Bankers Association Outstanding Student Athlete Achievement Award... member of award-winning production team for school paper and earned first place in 2014 IHSPA page design competition... high school coach was Jay McKinstrey.


Headlines

Jansen Discusses Iowa Commitment - HawkeyeInsider.com

Hawkeyes add Pella elite all-state defensive lineman - Hawk Central


Logo Justin Jinning Edge
LB | 6-2 | 210 | The Colony, Texas (The Colony)
 
     
High school honors -- Member of Texas Top 100 as a junior and senior... named unanimous first-team all-district as a junior and senior... district Defensive Player of the Year as a senior... district defensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore... Career -- Three-year letterman while helping prep team reach state playoffs as a junior and senior... team captain as a senior... recorded 104 tackles as a senior, including 18 tackles for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles... recorded 78 tackles as a junior, with 16 tackles for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles, and three recovered fumbles... collected 34 tackles as a sophomore, including six tackles for loss, one sack and one recovered fumble... also competed in track, earning all-district honors as district champion in 110 and 300 hurdles.

Personal -- Born Dec. 23, 1996... open major... mother is Vera McBride... high school coach was Rudy Rangel.


Headlines

Texas linebacker gives Iowa 11th commitment - The Gazette


Logo Anthony Nelson Edge
DE | 6-6 | 220 | Urbandale, Iowa (Waukee)
 
     
High school honors -- Named to Des Moines Register Elite all-state team as a senior and first-team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association... Class 4A Western Iowa Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and named to Elite Western Iowa team... first-team all-district as a senior... Career -- Two-year starter at defensive end... team captain as a senior... recorded 33 solo tackles and 18 assists, with 21.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks as a senior, with five forced/recovered fumbles and 12 pass break-ups... recorded 29 solo tackles and 12 assists as a junior, with 7.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, five forced fumbles, four recovered fumbles, and 12 pass break-ups... also member of prep basketball team, serving as team captain... earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior... averaged 14.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game as a junior, as team posted 18-5 record while winning district and conference titles.

Personal -- Born March 4, 1997... open major... parents are Christy and Jeff Nelson... earned academic all-district honors as a junior and senior... recorded over 100 hours of community service as part of Silver Cord organization... high school coach was Scott Carlson.


Headlines

Waukee all-state defensive end flips from ISU to Iowa - Des Moines Register

Nelson flips from ISU to Hawkeyes - HawkeyeInsider.com


Logo Jake Newborg Edge
OL | 6-3 | 280 | Inwood, Iowa (West Lyon)
 
     
High school honors -- Named to Des Moines Register Elite All-State team on offense as a senior... named Class 1-A first-team all-state on defense as a junior and senior... earned third-team all-state honors as a sophomore... named District Defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior... first-team all-district for three-straight years... Career -- Four-year letterman as offensive and defensive lineman... helped prep team advance to state playoffs four straight years... team won state title in 2013 and returned to championship game in 2014, while posting four-year record of 44-8... team captain as a senior... on offense, helped team rush for over 4,600 yards as a junior and senior... on defense, recorded 36 tackles as a senior, including 10 sacks and one fumble recovery... collected 25 solo tackles and nine sacks as a junior, with one fumble recovery... collected 57 tackles as a sophomore with one pass interception... also four-year track letterman, placing third in the state in discus as a junior... three-year letterman in basketball and lettered one season in golf.

Personal -- Born Nov. 19, 1996... education/business major... parents are Emma and Mike Newborg... high school coach was Jay Rozeboom.


Headlines

Newborg puts Iowa on the board in '15 - The Gazette

Newborg commit kicks off Iowa's 2015 class - QC Times


Logo Emmanuel Ogwo (OUG-woo) Edge
WR | 6-0 | 170 | Mesquite, Texas (Horn)
 
     
High school honors -- Named to Top 100 by Dallas Morning News... named all-district as a senior... Career -- Two-year letterman at wide receiver, as he did not compete in football as a junior while concentrating on track... recorded 35 receptions for 501 yards and four touchdowns as a senior, with four rushing attempts for 42 yards... as return specialist had eight kickoff returns for 240 yards... participated in sprint events for prep track team... placed fourth in Class 6A UIL State Track meet in the 400-meter dash as a junior... member of 400, 800 and 1,600-meter relay teams that qualified for area competition as a junior... was Junior Olympic USATF national 400-meter champion in 2012.

Personal -- Born Dec. 13, 1996... business management major... parents are Debra and Emmanuel Ogwo... high school coach was Mike Overton.


Headlines

Hawkeyes land Texas receiver Ogwo - QC Times

Ogwo Commits on Visit - HawkeyeInsider.com


Logo Michael Ojemudia Edge
DB | 6-2 | 190 | Farmington Hills, Michigan (Harrison)
 
     
High school honors -- Named to All-County Dream Team as a senior... selected to participate in Border Classic (Michigan vs. Ohio)... Career -- Four-year letterman as linebacker and tight end... team captain as a senior... helped prep team reach state regionals as a junior and semifinals as a senior, posting two-year record of 20-5... led team with 105 tackles as a senior, along with three interceptions... recorded 80 tackles as a junior while forcing eight fumbles... also lettered in track, competing in hurdle events and earning all-state honors in 110-meter hurdles.

Personal -- Born Sept. 12, 1997... mechanical engineering major... parents are Bose and Dennis Ojemudia... member of prep Honor Roll... high school coach was John Herrington.


Headlines

Hawkeyes snag commitment from Michigan safety prospect - Hawk Central

It's Iowa for Ojemudia - HawkeyeInsider.com

Farmington Hills Harrison's Ojemudia heads to Iowa - Farmington Voice

Hawkeyes pick up defender for commit No. 18 - The Gazette


Logo Landan Paulsen Edge
OL | 6-5 | 290 | Moville, Iowa (Woodbury Central)
 
     
High school honors -- Named to Des Moines Register Elite All-State team as an offensive lineman as a senior... named Class A first-team all-state as a senior by Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association... All-Northwest Iowa and all-district first team as a senior, along with being named district offensive MVP... selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl following senior season and nominee for U.S. Army All-American Bowl... as a junior, was second-team all-state by Des Moines Register, first-team all-district and third-team all-Northwest Iowa... first-team all-district and fourth-team All-Northwest Iowa as a sophomore... Career -- Four-year letterman as offensive guard and defensive tackle... team captain for final three prep seasons... helped prep team reach playoffs as a freshman, sophomore, and senior, with 10-2 record in final prep season as team reached state quarterfinals... recorded 49 tackles as a senior with 17 tackles for loss, three sacks, and two fumble recoveries... recorded 35 tackles as a junior... collected 52 tackles as a sophomore with five tackles for loss, one sack, and one fumble recovery... as a freshman recorded 14 tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack, along with one blocked punt... also lettered in wrestling (4), track (3) and baseball (2)... placed second at the Class 1A state wrestling tournament as a junior.

Personal -- Born Oct. 10, 1996... health and human physiology major... parents are Michelle and Dan Paulsen... twin brother, Levi, is also an offensive lineman for the Iowa football team... member of National Honor Society... earned first-team academic all-state recognition as a junior and all-district honors as a senior... member of high Honor Roll... high school coach was Kelly Manker.


Headlines

Paulsen twins add two four-star linemen to Hawkeye recruiting class - QC Times

WC's Paulsen twins give verbal to Iowa - Sioux City Journal

Straight-up balers - The Gazette


Logo Levi Paulsen Edge
OL | 6-5 | 290 | Moville, Iowa (Woodbury Central)
 
     
High school honors -- Named to Des Moines Register Elite All-State team as a defensive lineman as a senior... named Class A first-team all-state as a senior by Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association... All-Northwest Iowa and all-district first team as a senior, along with being named district defensive MVP... selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl following senior season and nominee for U.S. Army All-American Bowl... as a junior, was second-team all-state by Des Moines Register, first-team all-district and second-team All-Northwest Iowa ... first-team all-state as a sophomore by Des Moines Register and first-team all-district... also third-team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association and third-team All-Northwest Iowa... Career -- Four-year letterman as offensive tackle and defensive end... team captain for final three prep seasons... helped prep team reach playoffs as a freshman, sophomore, and senior, with 10-2 record in final prep season as team reached state quarterfinals... recorded 56 tackles as a senior, with 28 tackles for loss, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, and one touchdown... recorded 30 tackles as a junior with one sack... collected 52 tackles as a sophomore with five tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries... as a freshman recorded 35 tackles, including four tackles for loss and one sack... also lettered in wrestling (4), track (3 ), and baseball... posted an undefeated regular season on the mat as a junior and won the Class 1A state heavyweight title as a senior.

Personal -- Born Oct. 10, 1996... engineering major... parents are Michelle and Dan Paulsen... twin brother, Landan, is also an offensive lineman for the Iowa football team... member of National Honor Society and earned Academic all-district recognition ... member of high Honor Roll ... high school coach was Kelly Manker.


Headlines

Paulsen twins add two four-star linemen to Hawkeye recruiting class - QC Times

WC's Paulsen twins give verbal to Iowa - Sioux City Journal

Straight-up balers - The Gazette


Logo Brady Reiff (REEF) Edge
DE | 6-4 | 235 | Parkston, S.D. (Parkston)
 
     
Hawk Item -- Joined program for 2015 spring practice.

High school honors -- Earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior... named to Elite 45 squad as a junior and senior... Career -- Played defensive end, linebacker, tight end, and wide receiver during prep career... team captain as a junior and senior... helped prep team reach state championship game as a junior... won state title as a senior, the first ever football state title for Parkston High School... also competed in wrestling and track... state wrestling champion at 220 pounds as sophomore and junior... state Wrestler of the Year as a sophomore... qualified for state track meet in open 200, and 4 x 100, 4 x 200 and medley relay units.

Personal -- Born March 25, 1996... open major... parents are Jo and Tom Reiff... brother of former Iowa All-American offensive lineman Riley Reiff... high school coach was Eric Norden.


Headlines

Brady Reiff will follow big brother to Iowa - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes pick up legacy commitment - The Gazette

Parkston's Reiff commits to play football at Iowa - Argus Leader

Reiff follows brother to Iowa - QC Times

Future began (Jan. 20) for three Hawkeye recruits - QC Times


Logo Michael Slater Edge
DE | 6-2 | 265 | St. Louis, Mo. (Parkway Central)
 
     
High school honors -- Earned first-team all-conference honors at running back as a senior and was second-team all-district... third-team all-state linebacker as a junior... first-team all-conference and all-district linebacker as a junior... Career -- Four-year letterman as linebacker and running back... helped team post four-year record of 43-9 while winning conference and district titles in 2011, 2012, and 2013... prep team reached state semifinals in 2012 and 2013 and reached state championship game in 2013... team captain as a senior... recorded 47 tackles as a senior, including 33 solo tackles, along with two tackles for loss and one interception... recorded 68 tackles as a junior, including 50 solo tackles, along with two interceptions and one recovered fumble... rushed for 811 yards as a senior, scoring 16 touchdowns... rushed for 414 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior... also lettered in track, throwing shot put and discus.

Personal -- Born Dec. 27, 1996... sports management major... parents are Venessa McNeil and Michael Slater... high school coach was Mark Goldenberg.


Headlines

Hawkeyes land defense end from Missouri - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes land Missouri defensive end - QC Times

Slater verbally commits to play football at Iowa - Parkway News

No. 7 Slater relishes last season at running back - St. Louis Today


Logo Jerminic Smith Edge
WR | 6-1 | 180 | Garland, Texas (South Garland)
 
     
High school honors -- Earned second team all-state honors as a junior... Career -- connected on 13-of-17 field goals as a junior, including kicks of 53, 52 and 49 yards... had 34 touchbacks.

Personal -- Born May 26, 1995... open major... parents are Jennifer and Matt Ellis... high school coach was Matt Green.


Headlines

Hawkeyes pick up commitment from Texas wideout - Hawk Central

Texas receiver joins Hawkeye recruiting class - QC Times


Logo Nate Vejvoda (vuh-VO-duh) Edge
TE | 6-5 | 215 | Homer Glen, Ill. (Providence Catholic)
 
     
High school honors -- Named first-team all-conference in the Chicago Catholic League as a senior... named second-team all-area as wide receiver and named all-area honorable mention as tight end... Career -- Four-year letterman as tight end, wide receiver, and long snapper... team captain as a sophomore and senior... helped prep team advance to state playoffs as a junior... helped team post 13-1 record while winning state championship as a senior... recorded 44 receptions for 638 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior... as a junior recorded 24 receptions for 352 yards and three touchdowns... also a four-year letterman in basketball.

Personal -- Born Sept. 6, 1996... engineering major... parents are Nancy and Greg Vejvoda... named to Class 7A all-state academic team for football... four-year member of First Honor Roll... member of National Honor Society... high school coach was Mark Caglionese.


Headlines

Hawkeyes land tight end Vejvoda - QC Times

Iowa swipes tight end from MAC school - Hawk Central

Providence's Nate Vejvoda picks Iowa over Miami (Ohio) - HighSchoolCubeNews


Logo Brett Waechter Edge
OL | 6-5 | 275 | Hartley, Iowa (Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn)
 
     
High school honors -- Named Class 1-A first-team all-state as a senior by Des Moines Register and second-team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association... first-team all-district and All-Northwest Iowa as a senior... second-team all-state as a sophomore by Iowa Newspaper Association... district MVP and first-team all-district and All-Northwest Iowa as a sophomore... Career -- Four-year letterman as offensive lineman and defensive end... missed majority of junior season due to injury... team captain as a senior... team reached state playoffs as a sophomore and junior... recorded 41 tackles as a senior, with six sacks... also rushed 23 times for 154 yards and one touchdown and averaged 39 yards on 30 punts... collected 16 tackles, including two sacks, in an injury-shortened junior year, along with averaging 34 yards on seven punts... recorded 56 tackles, including 16 sacks, and averaged 30 yards on 20 punts as a sophomore... collected 21 tackles and two sacks as a freshman, along with three pass receptions for 61 yards... also lettered in basketball and track.

Personal -- Born July 22, 1996... engineering major... parents are Rhonda and Steve Waechter... member of National Honor Society... academic all-district and all-state as a senior... high school coach was Steve Waechter.


Headlines

Future began (Jan. 20) for three Hawkeye recruits - QC Times

Hawkeyes pick up ninth recruit - The Gazette


Logo Nick Wilson Edge
LB| 6-2 | 210 | Granger, Iowa (Dowling)
 
     
High school honors -- Named to Des Moines Register Elite all-state team as a senior... earned Class 4A Sports Spotlight Award as a senior... first-team all-conference and all-district as a senior... first-team all-conference and second-team all-district as a junior... Career -- Three-year football letterman as safety, wide receiver, and quarterback... member of prep team that won back-to-back state titles as a junior and senior with a combined record of 27-1... prep team posted 9-3 record and reached state quarterfinals as a sophomore... recorded 63 tackles as a senior, with 39 solo stops and three tackles for loss to go with three interceptions... recorded 53.5 tackles as a junior, with 35 solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and one interception... also completed 7-of-12 passes for 69 yards and had one rushing touchdown... as a sophomore quarterback completed 56-of-90 pass attempts for 986 yards and 13 touchdowns, while rushing 52 times for 218 yards and four touchdowns... also participated in basketball and baseball as a prep.

Personal -- Born Dec. 4, 1996... business major... parents are Merry and Kevin Wilson... high school coach was Tom Wilson.


Headlines

Wilson talks about Hawkeye pledge - HawkeyeInsider.com

Wilson flips to Iowa after late offer from the Hawkeyes - Hawk Central

Iowa picks up commit No. 20 in Dowling Catholic's Nick Wilson - 247Sports