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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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Hawkeyes sign 22 to National Letters of Intent

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz tells the players to run on the field to start the Iowa-Miami (Ohio) game at Kinnick on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Redhawks, 45-21. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

Iowa football’s 2017 recruiting class picked up an incredible amount of steam in the final 100 hours or so before Signing Day on Wednesday.

Kirk Ferentz and his staff added numerous impact recruits in the final days who will likely contribute to the team in the coming years, on top of a solid base of in-state recruits whom people expect the Hawkeyes to clean up every year. Here are all 22 of the newest Hawkeyes (in alphabetical order):

*Star rankings are taken from

Kyshaun Bryan (3 stars)

Running back, 5-10, 200 pounds

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)

Djimon Colbert (3 stars)

Defensive back, 6-1, 215 pounds

Shawnee Mission, Kansas (Bishop Miege HS)

Jacob Coons (3 stars)

Tight end, 6-3, 215 pounds

Solon (Solon HS)

Max Cooper (2 stars)

Wide receiver, 6-0, 175 pounds

Waukesha, Wisconsin (Catholic Memorial HS)

Trey Creamer (3 stars)

Athlete, 6-0, 170 pounds

Cartersville, Georgia (Cartersville HS)

Levi Duwa (3 stars)

Defensive end, 6-3, 240 pounds

Wellman, Iowa (Mid-Prairie HS)

A.J. Epenesa (5 stars)

Defensive end, 6-5, 270 pounds

Edwardsville, Illinois (Edwardsville HS)

Ryan Gersonde (N/A)

Punter, 6-4, 185 pounds

Milwaukee (Marquette University HS)

Matt Hankins (3 stars)

Cornerback, 6-1, 175 pounds

Flower Mound, Texas (Marcus HS)

Camron Harrell (3 stars)

Defensive back, 5-11, 180 pounds

Bradley, Illinois (Bradley-Bourbonnais HS)

Mark Kallenberger (3 stars)

Offensive tackle, 6-6, 260 pounds

Bettendorf (Bettendorf HS)

Ivory Kelly-Martin (3 stars)

Running back, 5-11, 195 pounds

Plainfield, Illinois (Oswego East HS)

Coy Kirkpatrick (3 stars)

Offensive line, 6-5, 275 pounds

Madrid, Iowa (Madrid HS)

Peyton Mansell (3 stars)

Quarterback, 6-3, 210 pounds

Belton, Texas (Belton HS)

Henry Marchese (2 stars)

Wide receiver, 6-3, 180 pounds

Vernon Hills, Illinois (Stevenson HS)

Daviyon Nixon (3 stars)

Defensive line, 6-5, 290 pounds

Kenosha, Wisconsin (Indian Trail Academy)

Brandon Smith (3 stars)

Wide receiver, 6-3, 205 pounds

Lake Cormorant, Mississippi (Lake Cormorant HS)

Ihmir Smith-Marsette (3 stars)

Wide receiver, 6-2, 176 pounds

Newark, New Jersey (Weequahic HS)

Geno Stone (2 stars)

Defensive back, 6-0, 195 pounds

New Castle, Pennsylvania (New Castle HS)

Joshua Turner (3 stars)

Defensive back, 6-0, 180 pounds

Delray Beach, Florida (American Heritage HS)

Nate Wieland (2 stars)

Linebacker, 6-1, 220 pounds

Iowa City (City High)

Tristan Wirfs (4 stars)

Offensive tackle, 6-5, 315 pounds

Mount Vernon, Iowa (Mount Vernon HS)


Walk-ons (in alphabetical order):

Will Anthony: defensive line, Pleasantville, Iowa

Ben Campos: linebacker, West Des Moines

Keegan Glaus: linebacker, Le Claire, Iowa

Cole Hahn: kicker, West Des Moines

Tommy Herion: quarterback, Chicago

Jack Koerner: defensive back, Des Moines

Tommy Kujawa: Greendale, Wisconsin

Joe Lugwig: linebacker, Middleton, Wisconsin

Kyler Schott: offensive line, Coggon, Iowa

Bryce Schulte: athlete, Cedar Rapids

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