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SigneePosHtWtHometown (School)Video
C.J. BeathardQB6-3180Thompson's Station, Tenn. (Battle Ground Academy)Video
Kevin BufordDB5-10175Canton, Mich. (Canton)Video
Sean DraperDB6-0170Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville)Video
Faith EkakitieDL6-2255Ontario, Canada (Lake Forest Academy)Video
Maurice Fleming, Jr.DB6-0185Chicago, Ill. (Curie)Video
Anthony GairDB6-1185Plano, Texas (Prestonwood Academy)Video
Greg GarmonRB6-2195Erie, Pa. (McDowell)Video
Barkley HillRB6-1195Denver, Iowa (Cedar Falls)Video
Jaleel JohnsonDT6-2277Lombard, Ill. (Montini)Video
Mitch KeppyOL6-5287Port Byron, Ill. (Riverdale)Video
Connor KornbrathK-P6-6208Bridgeport, W.V. (Bridgeport)Video
George Krieger-KittleWR6-4200Norman, Okla. (Norman)Video
Ruben LileATH6-3200Detroit, Mich. (Cass Tech)Video
Greg MabinWR6-2190Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Calvary Christian)Video
Nate MeierATH6-1235Tabor, Iowa (Fremont-Mills)Video
Drew OttDE6-4235Giltner, Neb. (Giltner)Video
Reid SealbyDL6-5250Byron, Ill. (Byron)Video
Eric SimmonsOL6-3300Council Bluffs, Iowa (Iowa Western CC)Video
Tevaun SmithWR6-2186Kent, Conn. (Kent School)Video
Cody SokolQB6-1210Scottsdale, Ariz. (Scottsdale CC)Video
Laron TaylorLB6-0215Detroit, Mich. (Cass Tech)Video
Daumantas Venckus-CucchiaraDE6-4220Weston, Fla. (Cypress Bay)Video
Ryan WardOL6-6270New Lenox, Ill. (Providence Catholic)Video
Cameron WilsonWR6-1190Dublin, Ohio (Jerome)Video

Logo C.J. Beathard Edge
QB | 6-3 | 180 | Thompson's Station, Tenn. (Battle Ground Academy)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned first team all-state honors as a senior... runner-up for "Mr. Football Award" in Tennessee as a senior... co-captain and starting quarterback for West team in Tennessee state all-star game... led quarterbacks in all-star game by completing 14-of-21 attempts for 146 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions... named first team all-region and region MVP as a junior and senior... named second team all-state as a junior... Career -- led state of Tennessee in passing yards, completions and touchdowns as a junior and senior... passed for 2,148 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior, completing 64 percent of pass attempts... totaled 2,408 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior, completing 58 percent of pass attempts... passed for 900 yards and eight touchdowns in five games as a sophomore... team advanced to state playoffs three straight years... led team to D-II-AA state semifinals as a junior... team captain as a senior... four-year letterman in both football and baseball.

Personal -- Born Nov. 16, 1993... open major... member of National Honor Society... member of high school Honor Roll and Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honors Scholar)... parents are Susan and Casey Beathard... high school coaches were Roc Batten and Marty Euverard.


Headlines
Tennesse QB dumps Ole� Miss for the Hawkeyes (The Gazette)
Iowa lands OL Kozan, RB Meier, QB Beathard (Hawk Central)

Logo Kevin Buford Edge
DB | 5-10 | 175 | Canton, Mich. (Canton)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned first team all-state, all-metro and all-conference honors as a senior... second team all-state as a junior... first team all-conference and all-metro as a junior... first team all-conference as a sophomore... Career -- three-year varsity letterman as wide receiver and defensive back, while also used on punt and Kickoff returns... helped prep team advance to state playoffs four straight seasons... team captain as a senior... totaled 891 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns as a senior... also had three punt returns for 104 yards and one touchdown... recorded 29 tackles on defense, with one interception return for a touchdown... as a junior rushed 97 times for 1,106 yards, averaging 100.5 yards per game... also had three receptions for 97 yards and collected 35 tackles and one fumble recovery on defense.

Personal -- Born April 12, 1994... business major... parents are Tamika Higgins and Kevin Buford, Sr.... high school coach was Tim Baechler.

Headlines
Iowa adds Michigan cornerback (Hawk Central)
Iowa football signs Michigan cornerback (Daily Iowan)
Defensive back Buford commits to Hawkeyes (QC Times)

Logo Sean Draper Edge
DB | 6-0 | 170 | Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior... first team all-conference as a senior� Career -- earned three varsity letters as defensive back and wide receiver, while also being used on punt and kickoff returns� helped team advance to state playoffs three straight years, compiling 31-6 record� team captain as a senior� recorded 40 tackles as a senior, with four interceptions and three forced fumbles� had 10 punt return touchdowns, four receiving touchdowns and an interception return touchdown� collected 40 tackles as a junior, with three interceptions and three forced fumbles� also competed in track� member of state championship 800-meter relay unit during indoor season.

Personal -- Born June 14, 1994� pre-medicine major� member of prep Honor Roll� mother is Lisa Debose� high school coach was Ted Ginn.

Headlines
Reports: Sean Draper commits to Iowa (Hawk Central)
Draper will do it all for Hawkeyes (ESPN.com)
Ohio corner makes it 23 for Iowa (The Gazette)
Iowa nabs Draper (HawkeyeInsider.com)

Logo Faith Ekakitie Edge
DL | 6-2 | 255 | Ontario, Canada (Lake Forest Academy)
 
   
High school honors -- Participated in USA vs. World All-American game and selected to US Marine All-American game... first team all-state as a senior by both the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune... named first team all-Catholic League... Career -- earned three varsity letters as defensive lineman... team captain as a senior... collected 62 tackles as a senior, with 12 sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception... recorded 58 tackles as a junior, including 15 sacks, while scoring one touchdown... also lettered in basketball and track.

Personal -- Born April 5, 1993� kinesiology major... parents are Grace and Jimoh Ekakitie... high school coach was Ted Stewart.

Headlines
DE recruit Faith Ekakitie picks Iowa on YouTube (Sporting News)
"Gut feeling" led Ekakitie to Iowa (CSN Chicago)
Analyst: Addition of Ekakitie gives Iowa best collection of Chicagoland players (Hawk Central)
Hawks land 4-star defensive lineman (QC Times)

Logo Maurice Fleming, Jr. Edge
DB | 6-0 | 185 | Chicago, Ill. (Curie)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned all-state honors as a senior... was first team all-conference and all-city as a junior after earning second team all-conference honors as a sophomore... Career -- earned four letters as defensive back and quarterback... team won Chicago Public League title in 2010 and advanced to state playoffs four straight years... team captain as a junior and senior... completed 19-of-29 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns as a senior, while rushing for 103 yards and a touchdown and recording 15 tackles and one interception on defense... as a junior rushed for 1,003 yards and 17 touchdowns while completing 165-of-265 passes for 2,011 yards and 18 touchdowns... recorded 47 tackles and three interceptions on defense... as a sophomore completed 102-of-198 passes for 1,409 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for 502 yards and 11 scores... rushed 49 times for 195 yards and a touchdown as a freshman... also lettered in basketball and track

Personal -- Born Dec. 6, 1993... open major... mother is Rochelle Harper... high school coach was Tyson LeBlanc.

Headlines
Curie's Fleming commits to Iowa (ESPN.com)
Chicago defensive back is No. 4 (The Gazette)
Hawkeyes cast wide net for recruiting (QC Times)
Iowa nabs versatile Chicago athlete (CBSsports.com)
Analyst: Recruit Fleming brings speed, quickness to Hawkeyes (Hawk Central)

Logo Anthony Gair Edge
DB | 6-1 | 185 | Plano, Texas (Prestonwood Academy)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned all-district honors as a junior and senior... Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore... Career -- four-year letterman as defensive back... member of state championship team as a sophomore and junior... recorded 122 tackles, two sacks and one interception as a senior... 116 tackles, three sacks and an interception as a junior... recorded 185 tackles as a sophomore, including 102 solo stops... also three-year track letterman, competing in sprints and relays... state champion in 400 meter dash.

Personal -- Born May 18, 1994, in New Orleans... business major... member of prep Honor Roll... graduated Cum Laude... earned Academic Achievement Award... parents are Raquel Gair and Rodney Morgan... high school coach was Chris Cunningham.

Headlines
Iowa lands Morgan (HawkeyeInsider.com)
Texas safety picks the Hawkeyes (The Gazette)
Hawks add Texas safety (The Gazette)

Logo Greg Garmon Edge
RB | 6-2 | 195 | Erie, Pa. (McDowell)
 
   
High school honors -- selected to compete in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following senior season... earned first team all-state honors as a senior after being named second team as a junior... first team all-conference as a junior and senior... Career -- three-year letterman in football, helping prep team post a 23-9 record... career totals include 2,859 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns... rushed for 1,050 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior... had 11 touchdowns and 1,225 rushing yards as a junior... rushed for 584 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore... also three-year letterman in track.

Personal -- Born Dec. 26, 1992... open major... parents are Noelle and Mike Colpoys... high school coach was Mark Soboleski.

Headlines
Area has new link to Iowa football (Erie Times)
Four-star running back Greg Garmon picks Iowa (CBSsports.com)
Garmon gives Iowa a running back (The Gazette)
Iowa adds Erie, Pa., four-star running back (Hawk Central)
It's Iowa for Garmon (HawkeyeInsider.com)
McDowell tailback Greg Garmon perseveres on, off the football field (SI.com)
Iowa's ties to Erie sold Garmon on Hawkeyes (Erie Times)
Garmon overcomes cancer, continues football career (USA Football.com)

Logo Barkley Hill Edge
RB | 6-1 | 195 | Denver, Iowa (Cedar Falls)
 
   
High school honors -- Named to Parade All-America team as a senior... ESPN Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior... named Offensive Player of the Year by the Cedar Rapids Gazette... candidate for 2011 Ed Thomas Award... named first team running back on Des Moines Register Elite all-state team as junior and senior... first team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association as junior and senior... Class 4A all-state team captain as a senior... first team all-Mississippi Valley Conference and conference Most Valuable Player as junior and senior... named third team all-state as a sophomore... first team all-conference as a sophomore... Career -- earned three letters as running back, linebacker and punter... team captain as a junior and senior... rushed for over 6,000 yards and 89 touchdowns in three seasons... helped prep team post three-year mark of 30-6, reaching state playoffs each year and advancing to semifinals as a senior... holds school records for touchdowns in a game (six) and season (40)... holds school, conference and state record with 89 career touchdowns... 316 attempts for 2,493 yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior, leading Cedar Falls to an 11-2 record as a senior... rushed 230 times for 1,795 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior... gained 1,839 yards and scored 23 touchdowns on 238 rushing attempts as a sophomore... also three-year letterman in track, competing in sprints, high jump and long jump... member of 400-meter relay team that holds school record (42.07).

Personal -- Born Nov. 27, 1993... open major... parents are Kathy and Johnny Hill... high school coaches were Pat Mitchell and Brad Remmert.

Headlines
Cedar Falls' Hill flips to the Hawkeyes (The Gazette)
Cedar Falls' Hill changes direction, chooses Hawkeyes (Waterloo Courier)
Cedar Falls' Barkley Hill a Parade All-American (Waterloo Courier)
Hill switches commit from ISU to Iowa (Hawk Central)
Filling the running back gap (The Gazette)

Logo Jaleel Johnson Edge
DT | 6-2 | 277 | Lombard, Ill. (Montini)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned prep All-America recognition as a senior... first team all-state, all-conference and all-area as a senior in only season at Montini Catholic... first team all-area as a junior at St. Joseph's High School... Career -- three-year starter as offensive and defensive lineman... helped prep team post 12-2 record as a senior while winning state championship... team captain as a senior... recorded 80 tackles as a senior, including five tackles for loss, three sacks and nine pressures... also earned two letters as a heavyweight wrestler.

Personal -- Born July 12, 1994, in Brooklyn, N.Y.... sociology major... member of prep Honor Roll... parents are Tina and Ralph Johnson... high school coach was Chris Andriano.

Headlines
Defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson commits to Iowa (Hawk Central)
Montini G Johnson picks Iowa (ESPN.com)
Iowa football program adds "a house with feet" to its 2012 recruiting class (The Gazette)
Hawks add 4-star defensive tackle to 2012 class (QC Times)

Logo Mitch Keppy Edge
OL | 6-5 | 287 | Port Byron, Ill. (Riverdale)
  Keppy
   
High school honors -- Named to Max Prep All-America team... first team all-state as a senior... named to all-area team four straight years by Moline Dispatch... named to first team and team captain on all-Western Illinois team by Quad City Times... first team all-conference on both offense and defense as a senior... first team all-conference on defense as a sophomore and junior after earning second team as a freshman... second team all-conference on offense as sophomore and junior after earning honorable mention honors as a freshman... Career -- four-year varsity letterman as offensive and defensive lineman... helped prep team reach state playoffs as sophomore and senior... team captain as junior and senior... recorded 69 tackles as a senior, with four tackles for loss and two sacks... also had two recovered fumbles and scored one touchdown... recorded 106 tackles as a junior, 73 tackles as a sophomore and 56 tackles as a freshman... also competed in baseball and wrestling, earning first team all-conference honors in wrestling... placed second in state wrestling meet as a sophomore and junior.

Personal -- Born Aug. 21, 1993, in Davenport, Iowa... open major... member of prep Honor Roll... parents are Lori and Myron Keppy... father was a former Hawkeye lineman (1985-88)... high school coach was Nick Schroder.

Headlines
Mitch Keppy is first 2012 football recruit (Hawk Central)
Legacy Keppy a Hawk (HawkeyeInsider.com)
Hawkeyes pick up recruit No. 1 for '12 (The Gazette)
All-Western Illinois football captain follows father to Iowa (QC Times)
Football recruit follows father's path to Iowa (Hawk Central)
Keppy, a 'diehard Iowa fan,' commits to UI (Hawk Central)

Logo Connor Kornbrath Edge
K-P | 6-6 | 208 | Bridgeport, W.V. (Bridgeport)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned first team all-state and all-conference honors as a junior and senior... ... Career -- holds school records for longest field goal (51 yards as a junior), field goals in a season (nine as a senior), field goals in a playoff game (three) and longest field goal in a playoff game (48 yards)... set state playoff record for longest field goal (48 yards) and most field goals in a game (three)... helped prep team post 38-3 record over final three seasons... made 9-of-14 field goal attempts as a senior, with a long of 49 yards... also made 54-of-56 PATs... one game-winning field goal of 34 yards... averaged 39.5 yards punting with a long of 54 yards and 35 of 73 kickoffs were touchbacks... converted 7-of-12 field goals as a junior, with a long of 51 yards, and 36-of-40 PATs... punting average of 37.1 yards, with a long of 48 yards... connected on two game-winning field goals (33 and 44 yards)... three-year letterman in football and basketball and one in soccer... team co-captain in both football and basketball...

Personal -- Born Sept. 15, 1993, in New Britain, Conn.... sports journalism major... member of prep Highest Honor Roll and member of National Honor Society... parents are Barbara and Brian Kornbrath... high school coach was Josh Nicewarner.

Headlines
West Virginia punter is commit No. 5 (The Gazette)
Punter/kicker Connor Kornbrath commits to Hawkeyes (Hawk Central)
Hawkeyes add punter (QC Times)

Logo George Krieger-Kittle Edge
WR | 6-4 | 200 | Norman, Okla. (Norman)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned all-state, all-district and all-conference honors as a senior� Career -- earned two varsity letters while playing tight end, wide receiver, linebacker and defensive back� helped prep team reach state playoffs as a junior and senior� team captain as a senior� averaged 11.6 yards on 26 receptions as a senior, with five touchdowns, and also recorded five interceptions on defense� recorded 24 receptions and scored five touchdowns as a junior and had five interceptions� also earned two letters as basketball power forward.

Personal -- Born Oct. 9, 1993, in Madison, Wis� communications/sports broadcasting major� member of Dean�s List� parents are Jan Krieger and Bruce Kittle� his father, Bruce, is former Iowa offensive lineman and was co-captain of Iowa�s 1982 Rose Bowl team� Bruce is also currently tight ends and tackles coach at Oklahoma� high school coach was Greg Nation.

Headlines
Hawkeye Legacy Surprise (The Gazette)

Logo Ruben Lile Edge
ATH | 6-3 | 200 | Detroit, Mich. (Cass Tech)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned first team all-state and all-metro honors as a senior... was second team all-city and all-metro as a junior... Career -- started two years as defensive back and wide receiver, while also handled kicking duties as a prep... helped prep team win state title as a senior with 12-3 overall record... prep team was 12-1 as a junior, reaching state semifinals... as a senior recorded 50 receptions for 800 yards and 12 touchdowns, while collecting 87 tackles and 25 pass break-ups on defense... as a junior totaled 470 yards and four touchdowns on 25 receptions, while collecting 47 tackles, two interceptions and 20 pass break-ups on defense... had 32 touchbacks while handling kicking duties as a junior.

Personal -- Born Sept. 27, 1994� pre-med major... member of prep Honor Roll... parents are Robin Lile and George Bass... high school coach was Thomas Wilcher.

Headlines
WR/DB Ruben Lile picks Hawkeyes (Hawk Central)
Hawkeyes add Detroit safety (The Gazette)

Logo Greg Mabin Edge
WR | 6-2 | 190 | Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Calvary Christian)
 
   
High school honors -- Selected to participate in Broward Beach Bowl (private vs. public schools) as a senior and earned Championship Performance Award... earned first team all-county honors on offense as a senior and second team honors on defense... honorable mention all-state as a junior and second team as a sophomore... second team all-county as a sophomore and junior... Career -- earned three varsity letters while playing wide receiver and defensive back and kick returner... totaled 877 yards and 15 touchdowns on 52 receptions as a senior, with one rushing touchdown and two interceptions and a touchdown on defense... had 59 receptions for 1,094 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior, with one KO return touchdown and two interceptions... 42 receptions for 906 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore, with one interception also had punt return touchdown that led to win over fourth-ranked team in the state... team captain as a junior and senior... earned two letters in basketball and track... holds school records in 100 and 200 meter dashes.

Personal -- Born June 25, 1994... exercise science major... member of Principal's Honor Roll... parents are Dr. Wesley and Arlette Mabin... high school coach was Kirk Hoza.

Headlines
Hawkeyes add pair of commits (The Gazette)
Mabin picks Iowa (HawkeyeInsider.com)
Hawkeyes add a pair of Florida recruits (QC Times)

Logo Nate Meier Edge
ATH | 6-1 | 235 | Tabor, Iowa (Fremont-Mills)
 
   
High school honors -- Named eight-man Player of the Year as a senior... first team all-state running back as a junior and senior, and captain of all-state team as a senior... first team all-district as defensive lineman for four years and all-district running back last two seasons... Career -- led team to state title as a senior and to semifinals as a junior... team captain as a senior... rushed 176 times for 2,494 yards and 57 touchdowns as a senior... scored 61 total touchdowns in final season... also collected 112 tackles on defense, including 34 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and two interceptions... rushed 189 times for 1,674 yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior, while recording 126 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and three fumble recoveries... gained 590 yards on 123 carries as a sophomore, while scoring eight touchdowns... also collected 115 tackles, including 13 tackles for loss, as a sophomore... recorded 119 tackles as a freshman, including eight tackles for loss.

Personal -- Born July 18, 1994� business management major... parents are Pixie and Rod Meier... high school coach was Jerry Christiansen.

Headlines
From 8-man to Big Ten, Meier picks Hawkeyes (The Gazette)
Hawkeyes land 8-man standout (Hawk Central)
Meier picks Iowa (HawkeyeInsider.com)
Iowa lands OL Kozan, RB Meier, QB Beathard (Hawk Central)

Logo Drew Ott Edge
DE | 6-4 | 235 | Giltner, Neb. (Giltner)
 
   
High school honors -- Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior... named to Parade All-America team, the 21st Nebraska high school player to earn the distinction... earned first team all-state honors for three straight years after earning honorable mention recognition as a freshman... four-time first team all-district selection... Career -- helped prep team post 41-6 record over four years... team was state runner-up in 2009 and reached state semifinals in 2008 and 2010, before falling in quarterfinals in 2011... holds school records for single season (211) and career tackles (626)... recorded 122 tackles as a senior, with two interceptions and two recovered fumbles... 52 receptions as a senior for 960 yards and 18 touchdowns, along with two rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown... as a junior recorded 136 tackles and one interception, along with 31 receptions for 513 yards and eight touchdowns... school-record 211 tackles as a sophomore, with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries... 39 receptions for 480 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore... as a freshman had 15 receptions for 126 yards and 157 tackles... team captain as a junior and senior... four-year football letterman while playing tight end, offensive line, quarterback, linebacker and defensive end... also earned four letters in basketball and track.

Personal -- Born June 26, 1993� criminal law/civil engineering major... named "Mr. Football" on Nebraska Academic All-State team... member of National Honor Society... parents are Sheree and Dan Ott... high school coach was Jeff Ashby.

Headlines
Nebraska DE catches Iowa's eye (The Gazette)
Nebraska Football POY: Drew Ott (ESPN.com)

Logo Reid Sealby Edge
DL | 6-5 | 250 | Byron, Ill. (Byron)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned first team all-conference honors as a junior and senior... selected to compete in Illinois Shrine Game... ... Career -- three-year letterman as offensive and defensive lineman, while also handling long snaps on special teams... football captain as a senior... also lettered in wrestling (four) and track (one)... state place-winner in wrestling.

Personal -- Born Nov. 22, 1993... education/pre-law major... member of High Honor Roll... earned Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for three years in both football and wrestling and one year in track... parents are Jan and Randall Sealby... high school coach was Mike Elsbury.

Headlines
Coach: Sealby Fits Mold (HawkeyeInsider.com)
Tuesday Night Surprise (The Gazette)

Logo Eric Simmons Edge
OL | 6-3 | 300 | Council Bluffs, Iowa (Iowa Western CC)
 
   
Hawk-Item -- Enrolled in spring semester classes and will participate in spring practice.

Junior College -- Played one season at Iowa Western Community College... earned first team all-conference honors in his only season... earned academic all-region recognition... junior college coach was Scott Strohmeier.

High school honors -- Earned first team all-state honors for three straight years... was first team all-conference for three years after earning honorable mention recognition as a freshman... named to All-Toyota of Des Moines team as a senior... Career -- four-year letterman as offensive and defensive lineman and linebacker... helped prep team reach state semifinals for three straight seasons before advancing to title game as a senior... helped prep team compile 46-6 record over four seasons, establishing school record for four-year period... team captain as a senior... as a senior recorded 80 tackles, including seven tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries... also earned four letters in track and baseball and three in basketball... holds school (60-0) and conference records (58-11) in the shot put... won Drake Relays title in the shot put.

Personal -- Born Aug. 26, 1992� civil engineering major... Presidential Scholar... parents are Cherri and Steve Simmons... high school coach was Randy Hinkel.

Headlines
Eric Simmons commits to Hawkeyes (Hawk Central)
Jucos begin Hawkeye careers (The Gazette)
Hawkeyes add former Madrid O-lineman (The Gazette)
Simmons headed to Iowa (HawkeyeInsider.com)

Logo Tevaun Smith Edge
WR | 6-2 | 186 | Kent, Conn. (Kent School)
 
   
High school honors -- Participated in USA vs. World All-American game... named first team all-conference and all-New England as a senior... Career -- led team to undefeated regular season as a senior before losing in state championship game... team Most Valuable Player... recorded 16 receptions for 241 yards and five touchdowns in seven games as a senior... also had 79 yards on six kickoff returns, with one touchdown... rushed 58 times for 555 yards and six touchdowns and completed 17-of-42 pass attempts for 213 yards and two scores... recorded 19 tackles on defense, with two interceptions, five pass break-ups, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick... also competed for prep basketball team.

Personal -- Born Jan. 30, 1993� open major... parents are Maureen Smith and Denzel Forbes... high school coach was Todd Marble.

Headlines
Iowa adds Canadian wide receiver Tevaun Smith (Hawk Central)
It's Iowa for Smith (HawkeyeInsider.com)
Canadian WR makes it 16 for the Hawkeyes (The Gazette)

Logo Cody Sokol Edge
QB | 6-3 | 210 | Scottsdale, Ariz. (Scottsdale CC)
 
   
Hawk-Item -- Enrolled in spring semester classes and will participate in spring practice. Junior college -- First team all-conference and all-region as a sophomore, along with earning second team All-America honors... named Region Player of the Year as a sophomore and was also all-region as a freshman... passed for 3,807 yards and 43 touchdowns as a sophomore, completing 253-of-424 attempts, with 10 interceptions... set school records for single game passing yardage (542) and touchdowns (seven)... passed for 2,443 yards and 24 touchdowns as a freshman... junior college coach was Doug Madoski.

High school honors -- First team all-region and first team all-conference as a junior... Career -- played in just three games as a senior due to injury... earned three varsity letters while playing quarterback, linebacker and defensive back... team captain as a senior... named U.S. Air Force Player of the Week before being injured... completed 45-of-87 passes for 728 yards and five touchdowns as a senior, with three interceptions... as a junior completed 96-of-181 pass attempts for 1,419 yards and 16 touchdowns, with seven interceptions... also lettered in basketball and baseball.

Personal -- Born March 19, 1992, in Des Moines, Iowa... business major... three-year member of prep Honor Roll... parents are mother is Kim Sokol... high school coach was Dan Hinds.

Headlines
Jucos begin Hawkeye careers (The Gazette)
Iowa adds JUCO quarterback (Hawk Central)
After solid JUCO season, Sokol heading to Iowa (Ahwatukee Foothill News)
Sokol pledges to Iowa (HawkeyeInsider.com)
JUCO QB fills void depth for Iowa (The Gazette)
Hawkeyes land Arizona QB (QC Times)

Logo Laron Taylor Edge
LB | 6-0 | 215 | Detroit, Mich. (Cass Tech)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned first team all-state honors as a senior... was first team all-Metro as a junior and senior... earned all-City honors as a sophomore and junior... Career -- three-year starter while helping team win state title as a senior with 12-3 record... team posted 12-1 record as a junior, advancing to state semifinals... team captain as junior and senior... led team in tackles for three straight seasons... recorded 120 tackles as a senior, with 20 tackles for loss, two sacks and a recovered fumble... 105 tackles as a junior, with 24 tackles for loss, four sacks, two recovered fumbled and an interception... recorded 75 tackles as a sophomore, with 20 tackles for loss, five sacks, four forced fumbles, one interception and one touchdown.

Personal -- Born Dec. 6, 1993� broadcast and journalism major... parents are Deirdre and Ronnie Taylor... high school coach was Thomas Wilcher.

Headlines
Detroit LB commits to Hawkeyes (Hawk Central)

Logo Daumantas Venckus-Cucchiara Edge
DE | 6-4 | 220 | Weston, Fla. (Cypress Bay)
 
   
High school honors -- Named second team all-state as defensive end and third team all-state as offensive lineman as a senior... named to all-Broward County team on defense as a senior, as selected by coaches... selected first team all-county by Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel... named to first team Under Armor All-Star team ... Career -- earned four letters while playing tight end and defensive end... helped team advance to state playoffs as a junior and senior... team captain as a senior... set school record with eight fumble recoveries as a senior... recorded 105 tackles as a senior, with 16 sacks, six caused fumbles, eight recovered fumbles and one touchdown... also had 28 tackles for loss, 22 pressures and 10 pass break-ups... also lettered in wrestling and track.

Personal -- Born March 23, 1994, in Klaipeda, Lithuania... open major... four-year member of President's List... parents are Violeta and Matt Cucchiara... high school coach was Marc Guandolo.

Headlines
Daumantas Venckus makes verbal commitment to Iowa football (Hawk Central)
Iowa football team lands a "name player" (The Gazette)
Hawkeyes add pair of commits (The Gazette)
Hawkeyes add a pair of Florida recruits (QC Times)

Logo Ryan Ward Edge
OL | 6-6 | 270 | New Lenox, Ill. (Providence Catholic)
 
   
High school honors -- Named an Army All-American... first team all-state, all-conference and all-area as a senior... ... Career -- four-year letterman as offensive lineman... helped prep team to state playoffs as sophomore and senior, including state runner-up finish as a sophomore... team captain as a senior... also two-year wrestling letterman.

Personal -- Born Aug. 7, 1993... health and human physiology major... Illinois Coaches Association Academic All-State... member of National Honor Society... AP Scholar... member of prep High Honor roll... parents are Laurel and Brian Ward... high school coach was Mark Loglianese.

Headlines
Ryan Ward commits to Iowa (ESPN.com)
Ward, Malloy make it eight (The Gazette)
OL recruit has room to grow (Hawk Central)

Logo Cameron Wilson Edge
WR | 6-1 | 190 | Dublin, Ohio (Jerome)
 
   
High school honors -- Named to all-metro team in Columbus area... was honorable mention all-state as a senior and sophomore and second team as a junior... first team all-conference as a junior and first team as a sophomore and senior... honorable mention all-conference as a freshman... Career -- holds school records for receiving yards and touchdowns... recorded 54 receptions for 774 yards and six touchdowns as a senior, with one passing touchdown and 300 rushing yards... 77 receptions for 1,065 yards and six touchdowns as a junior, with 200 rushing yards and three touchdowns and one interception on defense... totaled 661 yards and six touchdowns on 60 receptions as a sophomore, along with 130 rushing yards and a touchdown... collected 350 receiving yards and 265 rushing yards as a freshman... also four-year starter for prep basketball team.

Personal -- Born Sept. 17, 1993... business communications major... member of high school Merit Roll... parents are Candace and Kenneth Wilson... high school coach was Mark Hundley.

Headlines
Cameron Wilson verbally commits to Iowa football (Hawk Central)
Wide receiver Cameron Wilson selects Iowa (CBSsports.com)
Ohio wide receiver picks the Hawkeyes (The Gazette)

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