Sunday, May 17, 2015

Iowa Recruiting Snapshot: May 2015

Warren (OH) Harding center James Daniels
Note: All rankings are 247 Composite rankings unless otherwise noted.

2015 Team Ranking: #59. Iowa signed one 4-star, nineteen 3-stars, and one 2-star.

Cream of the 2015 Crop: Warren (OH) Harding center James Daniels, who held a Michigan offer, was a 247 Composite 4-star, the #6 center, and #336 overall. He's Iowa's top recruit and a strong blocking prospect whose brother also plays for Iowa. Meanwhile, former Hawkeye and first round draft pick Riley Reiff (Detroit Lions) has a brother named Brady Reiff who signed with the Hawkeyes as a 6'3", 215 lb. weakside end. A 3-star and the #49 player at his position, you might not expect much from him . . . but Riley was a 6'6", 250 lb. strongside end with a Rivals 3-star ranking in the 2018 class. Iowa has a history of taking undersized, underrated guys and turning them into very solid players. (On a side note, Iowa also signed Farmington Hills Harrison linebacker Michael Ojemudia, the brother of Michigan defensive end Mario.)

2016 Team Ranking: #79. Iowa has two 3-stars committed.

Cream of the 2016 Crop: Menomonie (WI) Menomonie pro-style quarterback Nate Stanley is a 247 Composite 3-star, the #52 player at his position, and #962 overall.

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