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SigneePosHtWtHometown (School)Video
Nathan BazataDL6-2280Howells, Neb. (Howells)Video
Ike BoettgerTE6-6235Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Falls)Video
LeShun Daniels, Jr.RB6-0215Warren, Ohio (Harding)Video
Colin GoebelOL6-5280Lisle, Ill. (Naperville North)Video
Brant GresselDL6-2280Centerville, Ohio (Centerville)Video
Andre HarrisWR6-0170Kirkwood, Mo. (Kirkwood)Video
Josey JewellLB6-2200Decorah, Iowa (Decorah)Video
A.J. JonesWR6-3190Dallas, Texas (South Oak Cliff)Video
John KennyLB6-2215Carmel, Ind. (Carmel)Video
Desmond KingDB5-11185Detroit, Mich. (Crockett)Video
Derrick Mitchell, Jr.WR6-1190St. Louis, Mo. (Vashon)Video
Jonathan ParkerRB5-8175St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers)Video
Damond PowellWR5-11180Toledo, Ohio (Rogers)Video
Malik RuckerDB6-0175New Hope, Minn. (Cooper)Video
Nic ShimonekQB6-4196Corsicana, Texas (Mildred Independent)Video
Reggie SpearmanLB6-2225Chicago, Ill. (Simeon)Video
Akrum WadleyATH5-11170Newark, N.J. (Weequahic)Video
Solomon WarfieldDB6-0185Cleveland, Ohio (St. Edward)Video
Sean WelshOL6-3275Springboro, Ohio (Springboro)Video
Derrick WilliesWR6-4205Rock Island, Ill. (Rock Island)Video
Jon WisnieskiTE6-5220West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling)Video

Logo Nathan Bazata Edge
DL | 6-2 | 280 | Howells, Neb. (Howells)
 
   
High school honors -- Nominated for Gatorade Football Player of the Year as a senior... named Division I Player of the Year by Huskerland Prep Reports... earned first team all-state and all-district honors as a senior, being named honorary captain... was first team all-state as a sophomore and junior... Career -- four-year letterman as defensive lineman and team captain as a senior… prep team posted 47-3 record in four seasons... helped prep team win state championships as a freshman and sophomore, while placing as runner-up as a junior and reaching quarterfinals as a senior... recorded 45 tackles as a senior, including nine sacks and 11 tackles for loss, with one touchdown one recovered fumble... collected 91 tackles as a junior, with 24 tackles for loss and nine sacks, along with a safety... had 118 tackles as a sophomore, with 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and one safety... 71 tackles, including five tackles for loss and two sacks as a freshman... also four-year wrestling letterman and earned three letters in track, throwing both shot and discus.

Personal -- Born July 15, 1994... open major... son of Laurie and Dan Bazata... member of prep Honor Roll... high school coach was Mike Speirs.


Headlines
Howell's Bazata commits to Iowa - Lincoln Star Journal
Nebraska DT is commit No. 5 - The Gazette
Hawks pick up 2 recruits - Hawk Central
Hawkeyes land 5th commitment - Voice of the Hawkeyes
Bazata a Hawkeye - HawkeyeInsider.com

Logo Ike Boettger Edge
TE | 6-6 | 235 | Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Falls)
 
   
High school honors -- Selected to compete in 2013 Iowa Shrine Game... earned first team all-state, all-conference and all-metro honors as a senior... was first team all-metro as a junior... Career -- played tight end, wide receiver, quarterback and defensive back as a prep while earning two letters... helped prep team post a 22-4 record as a junior and senior, reaching state playoffs each season... had 33 receptions for 452 yards and four touchdowns as a senior... on defense registered 61 tackles, five sacks, six pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries ... in seven games as a junior quarterback, completed 58-of-95 pass attempts for 750 yards and nine touchdowns, with one interception ... team captain in both football and basketball... three-year basketball letterman, earning second team all-conference in basketball as a junior.

Personal -- Born Oct. 5, 1994... business management major... son of Kris and Tim Boettger... member of prep Honor Roll with a 3.5 career GPA... high school coaches were Pat Mitchell and Brad Remmert.


Headlines
Cedar Falls' Boettger commits to play tight end at Iowa - Waterloo Courier
Cedar Falls' Boettger selects Hawkeyes - The Gazette
Cedar Falls athlete impresses UI coaches - Hawk Central
Hawkeyes snare three more recruits - QC Times
Boettger, Warfield pick Hawks - Hawk Central
Boettger Makes Call - HawkeyeInsider.com

Logo LeShun Daniels Jr. Edge
RB | 6-0 | 215 | Warren, Ohio (Harding)
 
   
Hawk-Item -- Attended Harding High School as a junior and senior after attending Dekalb (Ill.) High School as a freshman and sophomore.

High school honors -- Earned first team all-state, all-district, all-county and all-conference honors as a senior... named Lake Erie League Player of the Year as a senior... all-county first team as a junior... honorable mention all-conference and all-area as a sophomore... Career -- earned three letters in football and four in track... rushed for 1,614 yards and 15 touchdowns on 261 attempts as a senior as team posted 9-2 record... rushed 165 times for 908 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior... totaled 243 yards and one touchdowns on kickoff returns as a junior... rushed 88 times for 406 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore at Dekalb High School, helping team reach playoffs for first time in over 20 seasons... team captain as a senior... earned all-state honors on 400-meter relay team as a junior... football team captain as a senior... ranks fourth in career rushing yards at Harding High School.

Personal -- Born June 4, 1995... pre-physical therapy major... son of Alicia and LeShun Daniels... member of National Honor Society and prep Honor Roll... high school coach was Steve Arnold.


Headlines
Ohio RB recruit fills Iowa's perpetual need - The Gazette
RB Daniels commits to Hawkeyes - QC Times
Daniels picks Iowa - HawkeyeInsider.com
Iowa adds Ohio RB - Hawk Central
Change of plans: Daniels to Iowa - Tribune Chronicle

Logo Colin Goebel Edge
OL | 6-5 | 280 | Lisle, Ill. (Naperville North)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned prep All-America honors and was selected to compete for Team USA in International Bowl... first team all-state and all-conference as a senior... first team all-state and all-conference as a junior, while being named conference Offensive Lineman of the Year... named to Chicagoland Underclassman All-Area team as a freshman and sophomore... Career -- earned three letters as offensive and defensive lineman, helping prep team reach state playoffs three straight seasons... also lettered two years for prep wrestling team.

Personal -- Born Aug. 4, 1994... health services major ... son of Gail and Brian Goebel... earned academic all-conference recognition... high school coach was Sean Drendel.


Headlines
Naperville North's Goebel commits to Iowa - Chicago Tribune
Naper North's Goebel commits to Iowa - ESPNChicago.com
Illinois OL picks the Hawkeyes - The Gazette
Hawkeyes add O-line recruit - Hawk Central

Logo Brant Gressel Edge
DL | 6-2 | 280 | Centerville, Ohio (Centerville)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned all-state honorable mention honors as a senior, along with being first team all-conference and all-district... first team all-conference and honorable mention all-district as a junior... Career -- helped prep team post 30-14 record over four years, while advancing to state playoffs in three seasons... team captain as a senior... collected 38.5 tackles as a senior, including 8.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks... also had two recovered fumbles, one forced fumble and one pass break-up in final season... 34 tackles and 4.5 sacks as a junior, while also collecting two recovered fumbles, one caused fumble and two blocked punts.

Personal -- Born Jan. 17, 1995… engineering major... son of Lisa and Tony Gressel... two-time scholar athlete as a prep... high school coach was Ron Ullery.


Headlines
Ohio DT continues Hawkeyes' run on D-lineman - The Gazette
Elks' Gressel commits to Iowa - Dayton Daily News
Gressel goes with Iowa - HawkeyeInsider.com
Ohio lineman Gressel picks Iowa - QC Times
Gressel goes with Iowa - FoxSportsNext

Logo Andre Harris Edge
WR | 6-0 | 170 | Kirkwood, Mo. (Kirkwood)
 
   
High school honors -- First team all-state as a senior... first team all-conference as a junior and senior... Career -- played both wide receiver and defensive back for prep team that posted a three-year record of 34-5... prep team reached state semifinals as a sophomore, lost in championship game as a junior and won state title with perfect 13-0 record as a senior... totaled 600 receiving yards and five interceptions as a senior, scoring 11 touchdowns... totaled 300 receiving yards and four interceptions as a junior, scoring four touchdowns... team captain as a senior... also competed as a sprinter for prep track team.

Personal - Born Aug. 4, 1995… open major... son of Tausha and Aaron Harris... high school coach was Matt Irvin.


Headlines
Duo make early pledges to Iowa football program - St. Louis Today
Hawkeyes reel in 2 more recruits - The Gazette
Hawkeyes add 2 more recruits to 2013 class - QC Times
Hawks land another WR - HawkeyeInsider.com

Logo Josey Jewell Edge
LB | 6-2 | 200 | Decorah, Iowa (Decorah)
 
   
High school honors -- Named to Des Moines Register Elite all-state first team and first team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association as a senior... first team all-state as a junior... named as all-area Player of the Year by Cedar Rapids Gazette/KCRG-TV as a senior... first team all-district as a junior and senior... second team all-district as a sophomore... Career -- three-year letterman as linebacker and running back... helped prep team post 34-6 record in three seasons... team reached state playoffs as a sophomore, was state runner-up as a junior and won state title with perfect 14-0 record as a senior... recorded 62 solo tackles and 38 assists as a senior, with one interception and two recovered fumbles... 86 solo tackles and 58 assists as a junior, with one interception and one fumble recovery... 42 solo stops and 24 assists as a sophomore, with one interception... career totals include 190 solo tackles and 120 assists... as a senior rushed 166 times for 1,314 yards and 21 touchdowns, along with 11 receptions for 91 yards and 15 punt returns for 250 yards and a touchdown... 150 rushing attempts for 1,475 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior, with six receptions for 43 yards and one touchdown... gained 451 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns on 96 carries as a sophomore... football team captain as a senior... also competed in basketball, baseball and track throughout prep career... all-conference and all-district in discus as sophomore and junior... placed 18th in discus at state championships as a junior... all-conference in shuttle hurdle relay as a junior, placing 12th at state meet... first team all-conference and third team all-state in baseball as a junior as prep team finished as state runner-up.

Personal -- Born Dec. 25, 1994… environmental studies/business major... son of Paula and Bobby Jewell... member of National Honor Society... earned academic all-district recognition as a junior and senior... high school coach was Bill Post.


Headlines
Hawkeyes add three recruits, including Decorah LB – The Gazette
Iowa lands Decorah prospect – Hawk Central
Decorah’s Josey Jewell wins Player of the Year – KCRG
Iowa adds Jewell – HawkeyeInsider.com

Logo A.J. Jones Edge
WR | 6-3 | 190 | Dallas, Texas (South Oak Cliff)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned second team all-district honors as a senior... Career -- helped prep team post 19-3 record as a junior and senior, advancing to state playoffs each season... team captain as a senior... recorded 23 receptions for 390 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior... also lettered in basketball and track.

Personal -- Born Jan. 22, 1995… given name is Anjeus (Ahn-JAY-us)... sports management major... son of Krashawn Cloud and Herbert Jones... high school coach was Emmett Jones.


Headlines
Hawkeyes add three recruits, including Decorah LB – The Gazette
Iowa lands New Jersey running back and Texas Receiver – Hawk Central
Iowa adds a pair of recruits – QC Times
Iowa lands Jones – HawkeyeInsider.com

Logo John Kenny Edge
LB | 6-2 | 215 | Carmel, Ind. (Carmel)
 
   
Hawk-Item -- Enrolled at Iowa for spring semester and will take part in spring practice.

High school honors -- Named to Indianapolis Star Super Team as a senior... earned first team all-state and all-conference honors as a senior and junior... Career -- helped prep team post three-year record of 31-5, including a state championship as a junior... recorded 98 tackles as a senior, including 14 tackles for loss and four sacks, while also collecting four forced fumbles, one recovered fumble and two blocked kicks... collected 120 tackles as a junior, including 19 tackles for loss, eight sacks, four forced fumbles, four recovered fumbles, one touchdown and one blocked kick... 86 tackles as a sophomore, with 12 tackles for loss, six sacks, two forced fumbles and one recovered fumble... team captain as a senior... also lettered in lacrosse and hockey.

Personal - Born June 20, 1994, in Charlotte, N.C… open major... son of Debbie and Shawn Kenny... carried a 3.2 prep GPA... high school coach was Kevin Wright.


Headlines
Indiana linebacker gives Iowa No. 7 - The Gazette
Hawks get commitment from linebacker

Logo Desmond King Edge
DB | 5-11 | 185 | Detroit, Mich. (Crockett)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned first team all-state honors... also first team all-city and named to Dream Team as a senior... first team all-state and all-city as a junior... first team all-city and second team all-state as a sophomore... Career -- established Michigan high school record with 29 career interceptions... set school record for career rushing yards... rushed for 2,360 yards and scored 33 touchdowns as a senior... recorded 56 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior... rushed for 1,610 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior, with 49 tackles and 12 interceptions on defense... rushed for 811 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore, with 44 tackles and 10 interceptions on defense... team captain as junior and senior... competed on three teams that advanced to state playoffs, including regional championship as a senior... helped prep team post three-year record of 32-6... four-year letterman in track, competing in sprint events and relays.

Personal -- Born Dec. 14, 1994... mass communications major ... member of prep honor roll and Principal's List… son of Yvette Powell... high school coach was Rod Oden.


Headlines
Detroit corner is Iowa’s 16th recruit for 2013 – The Gazette
Record-breaking Detroit cornerback commits to Iowa – Hawk Central
Detroit DB King commits to Hawkeyes – QC Times
King commits to Iowa – HawkeyeInsider.com

Logo Derrick Mitchell, Jr. Edge
DB | 6-1 | 190 | St. Louis, Mo. (Vashon)
 
   
High school honors -- Selected to compete in Illinois vs. Missouri All-Star game... third team all-state as a senior... first team all-conference and conference Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior... Career -- played defensive back, quarterback and running back... helped prep team advance to state playoffs as a senior... totaled 712 rushing yards, 468 passing yards and 205 yards on kickoff returns while scoring 14 touchdowns as a senior... scored 17 touchdowns as a junior, with 518 rushing yards, 277 receiving yards and 302 yards on kickoff returns... collected 39 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery as a junior... as a sophomore had 17 receptions for 338 yards, while collecting 31 tackles on defense... football team captain as a junior and senior... also competed on varsity teams in basketball, baseball and track as sophomore, junior and senior.

Personal -- Born Aug. 18, 1995… open major... father is Derrick Mitchell, Sr.… member of Honor Roll all four years as a prep... high school coach was Reginald Ferguson.


Headlines
Duo make early pledges to Iowa football program - St. Louis Today
St. Louis receiver gives Iowa No. 10 - The Gazette
Mitchell, Jr., picks Iowa - HawkeyeInsider.com
Hawkeyes add St. Louis WR - Hawk Central
Hawkeyes add versatile recruit to 2013 class - QC Times
Mitchell All Hawkeye - HawkeyeInsider.com

Logo Jonathan Parker Edge
RB | 5-9 | 170 | St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers)
 
   
High school honors -- Second team all-conference, all-metro and all-state as a senior... second team all-conference as a junior... named Special Teams Player of the Year as sophomore and senior... Career -- played running back, wide receiver and linebacker, as well as returning kicks... helped prep team reach state playoffs for three seasons, posting a 24-2 record his final two years... team posted undefeated record in conference play for three straight seasons... rushed 162 times for 1,111 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, along with 16 receptions for 213 yards and one score... rushed 125 times for 982 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, with 10 receptions for 264 yards and two touchdowns... as a sophomore had 83 rushing attempts for 600 yards and eight touchdowns, with two receptions for 35 yards ... career kickoff return totals include 18 returns for 555 yards (30.8 average) and two touchdowns... team captain as a senior... also competed in basketball and track.

Personal - Born March 1, 1995… business major... mother is Shirley Wilson... high school coach was Scott Pingel.


Headlines
Jonathan Parker commits to Iowa – stltoday.com
CBC’s Parker makes late switch, chooses Iowa over Tulsa – stltoday.com
Iowa lands St. Louis running back – Hawk Central
Hawkeyes land running back from St. Louis – DM Register
Parker flips to Iowa – HawkeyeInsider.com

Logo Damond Powell Edge
WR | 5-11 | 180 | Toledo, Ohio (Snow College)
 
   
Junior College -- Attended Snow Community College in Ephraim, Utah... helped team post an 11-1 overall record as a sophomore and No. 2 national ranking... honorable mention All-America and All-WSFL as a sophomore... 41 receptions for 1,231 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore... led the nation in yards per reception (30.0) and ranked third in yards per game (102.6)... junior college coach was Tyler Hughes.

High school honors -- Named second team all-district and first team all-city as a senior... Career -- earned three letters as wide receiver... team captain as a senior... helped prep team reach state playoffs while posting a 9-3 record as a junior... also lettered in basketball (four) and track (two)... three-year basketball team captain... as a senior led team to Final Four in state tournament, earning Mr. Basketball honors for the state of Ohio.

Personal -- Born Oct. 31, 1992… business major... son of Nikita and Damond Powell, Sr.… high school coach was Rick Rios.


Headlines
Damond Powell says he's sticking with the Hawkeyes - Hawk Central
Hawkeyes grab juco WR - The Gazette
Roges grad Powell will continue career at Iowa - Toledo Blade
Hawkeyes land juco wide receiver - QC Times
Big play receiver headed to Iowa City - Hawk Central
Hawks land WR - HawkeyeInsider.com

Logo Malik Rucker Edge
DB | 6-0 | 175 | New Hope, Minn. (Cooper)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned first team all-conference and all-metro honors, as well as being named conference defensive MVP as a senior... first team all-conference and all-metro as a junior ... honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore... Career -- three-year letterman as defensive back and receiver, while also returning kicks and punts... helped prep team post 9-3 record as team captain as a senior after reaching playoffs as a junior... recorded 83 tackles as a senior, including 60 solo stops ... forced five fumbles and had three interceptions, scoring one touchdown... as wide receiver had six receptions for 157 yards and two scores... also recorded 83 tackles as a junior, with two forced fumbles and two interceptions... had one punt return for a score... recorded 20 tackles as a sophomore... also competed in basketball and track. Personal -- Born June 25, 1995… open major... Son of Charles Rucker and Chanda Smith Baker... high school coach was Willie Howard.


Headlines
Minnesota CB gives Iowa commit No. 9 - The Gazette
Minnesota defensive back picks Hawkeyes - QC Times

Logo Nic Shimonek Edge
QB | 6-4 | 196 | Corsicana, Texas (Mildred Independent)
 
   
High school honors -- Finalist for state Player of the Year as a senior ... honorable mention all-state as a junior and senior... named district and area Offensive Most Valuable Player while earning first team honors as a junior and senior... first team all-district and all-area as a sophomore... honorable mention all-district as a freshman... Career -- led prep team to runner-up finish in Texas Class 2-A Division II as a senior, helping team post 13-2 overall record... passed for 2,714 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior, completing 160-of-252 passes, with just six interceptions... rushed for 850 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior... as a junior completed 193-of-291 attempts for 2,939 yards and 37 touchdowns, with three interceptions, while also rushing for 220 yards and nine touchdowns... team posted 13-1 record in junior season, reaching state semifinals... completed 139-of-243 attempts for 1,885 yards and 21 touchdowns as a sophomore, with nine interceptions... as a freshman completed 64-of-143 attempts for 673 yards and six touchdowns, with 11 interceptions... helped team reach state playoffs as a freshman and sophomore... career totals included 8,211 passing yards and 97 passing touchdowns... holds school and area passing records for career completions, yards and touchdowns... team captain as a senior ... also four-year letterman in basketball and baseball.

Personal -- Born Aug. 22, 1994... business/engineering major... son of Tresa and Kenny Shimonek ... carried over a 3.75 prep GPA... high school coach was Patrick Harvell.


Headlines
Texas QB Nic Shimonek commits to Iowa - Hawk Central
Banner season for Iowa recruit Nic Shimonek - Hawk Central
Iowa recruit wraps up decorated career - QC Times
Mildred QB Shimonek pledges to Iowa - Corsicana Daily Sun
Texas QB picks the Hawkeyes - The Gazette
Family, Davis draw Texas QB to Hawkeyes - QC Times
Mildred QB Shimonek has put up dizzying career numbers - Corsicana Daily Sun

Logo Reggie Spearman Edge
LB | 6-3 | 225 | Chicago, Ill. (Simeon)
 
   
High school honors -- First team all-state as a senior and named to Team USA... named first team all-city and All-Chicago Public League as a senior... Career -- helped prep team earn city championship three straight years... team won Chicago Prep Bowl at Soldier Field as a senior, posting a combined 21-5 record his last two seasons... recorded 120 tackles as a senior, with 12 sacks and two interceptions... team captain as a senior... also competed for prep track team.

Personal -- Born Aug. 17, 1996… sports management major... son of Belinda and William Spearman... high school coach was Dave Culbreath.


Headlines
Simeon’s Spearman picks Iowa – Chicago Tribune
Chicago linebacker picks Iowa – Hawk Central
Spearman says Iowa feels like home – HawkeyeInsider.com

Logo Akrum Wadley Edge
ATH | 5-11 | 170 | Newark, N.J. (Weequahic)
 
   
High school honors -- Second team all-state as a senior... named Essex County Player of the Year as a senior... first team all-conference, all-city and all-county as a senior... first team all-conference as a junior while being named offensive Rookie of the Year... Career -- played both running back and defensive back, while also competing in basketball and track as a prep... helped team post a 9-3 record as both a junior and senior, reaching state championship game each season... team captain as a senior... holds school record for touchdowns in a season... 105 rushing attempts for 1,548 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior, along with 11 receptions for 153 yards and two scored... totaled 371 yards and four touchdowns on special teams, including a 95-yard return in state championship game... recorded two sacks and a fumble recovery on defense.

Personal -- Born March 13, 1995... communications major... son of Sheronda Phelps and John Wadley... high school coach was Brian Hansen Logan.


Headlines
Hawkeyes add three recruits, including Decorah LB – The Gazette
Akrum Wadley of Weequahic commits to Iowa – The Star Ledger
Iowa lands New Jersey running back and Texas Receiver – Hawk Central
Iowa adds a pair of recruits – QC Times
Wadley headed West – HawkeyeInsider.com

Logo Soloman Warfield Edge
DB | 6-0 | 185 | Cleveland, Ohio (St. Edward)
 
   
High school honors -- Earned first team All-Ohio honors as a senior... Career -- helped prep team post 15-0 record and claim state title as a sophomore... recorded 81 tackles as a senior, with one interception, five pass break-ups and one forced fumble... four-year football letterman, while also competing for prep track team.

Personal -- Born Dec. 9, 1994… business major... son of Vernita and Ryan Warfield... high school coach was Rick Finotti.


Headlines
'Several' commits come in, now it's 15 - The Gazette
Boettger, Warfield pick Hawks - Hawk Central
Lorain's Warfield loves St. Edward, Iowa is next - The Chronicle-Telegram
Hawkeyes snare three more recruits - QC Times

Logo Sean Welsh Edge
OL | 6-3 | 275 | Springboro, Ohio (Springboro)
 
   
High school honors -- Named Offense-Defense All-America as a senior... earned second team all-state honors as a senior, along with being first team all-district, all-conference and all-division... named to All-Ohio first team by JJ Huddle/Muscle Milk... first team all-division as a junior and second team as a sophomore... named first team all-area by Dayton Daily News as a junior and senior... Career -- earned four letters in football as offensive and defensive lineman... team captain as a senior, helping team post perfect 10-0 record.

Personal -- Born Oct. 13, 1994… business/marketing major... son of Deb and Matt Welsh... earned Principal's List and Scholar-Athlete honors four straight years... high school coach was Ryan Wilhite.


Headlines
Springboro OL Welsh commits to Hawkeyes - Dayton Daily News
Welsh picks Iowa - HawkeyeInsider.com

Logo Derrick Willies Edge
WR | 6-4 | 205 | Rock Island, Ill. (Rock Island)
 
   
High school honors -- Selected to participate in fourth annual International Bowl... first team all-conference as a senior in only season at Rock Island High School ... first team all-conference and second team all-state as a junior at Burlington (Iowa) High School... Career -- recorded 56 receptions for 877 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior... 57 receptions for 934 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior... team captain as a junior... set high school career records for receiving yards and touchdowns and single game records for yards and receptions... also played end and safety on defense... competed in track (hurdles, sprints) and basketball as a prep, winning 300-meter dash state title as a junior.

Personal -- Born Oct. 13, 1994 in Banning, Cal... engineering major... son of Mandie and Derrick Willies… member of prep Honor Roll ... high school coach was Bryan Stortz at Rock Island High School.


Headlines
Iowa adds Derrick Willies to 2013 recruiting class - Hawk Central
Rock Island WR commits to the Hawkeyes - The Gazette
Rocky's Willies finds home with Hawkeyes - QC Times

Logo Jon Wisnieski Edge
TE | 6-5 | 220 | West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling)
 
   
High school honors -- Names to elite all-state first team and all-district first team as a senior... honorable mention all-conference as a junior... Career -- member of state championship team as a sophomore... helped prep team post an 18-6 record in final two seasons, reaching state playoffs each season while playing tight end and linebacker... team captain as a senior... recorded 24 receptions for 234 yards and four touchdowns as a senior... eight receptions for 119 yards and two touchdowns as a junior... recorded 36 tackles, with one interception for a touchdown, as a junior... also lettered in both basketball and baseball.

Personal -- Born Sept. 21, 1994… business major ... son of Barb and Dave Wisnieski... earned academic all-state honors for football... member of National Honor Society... member of prep Honor Roll... high school coach was Tom Wilson.


Headlines
Jon Wisnieski of Dowling commits to Iowa football
Dowling TE commits to Hawkeyes - The Gazette
Hawks nab instate tight end Wisnieski - QC Times
WDM Dowling’s Jon Wisnieski anxious to be part of Hawkeye rebuilding - Hawk Central
Wisnieski Picks Hawks - HawkeyeInsider.com