College football’s second season ended this week with national signing day. Coming off an 11-2 season and an Orange Bowl championship the Iowa Hawkeyes signed a recruiting class that many have ranked in the middle of the Big Ten.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says it was an unusual year as a lot of their commitments they knew about before the end of the season. He says the recruiting class totals 21 players. He says 19 of them were captains on their high school teams, all were multi-sopport athletes, 18 participated in state playoffs and 14 were honor rolls students.
Ferentz says they are thrilled with the class and believe they will fill the needs they have.
Coming off a win at the Insight Bowl Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads signed a class of 28 players. He says the numbers were even, offensively and defensively and also included a punter.
Rhoads says the key for this class was to get them to visit. he says they brought in 15 for official visits during games, and 14 of those signed letters. They brought in 312 total kids and of those, 28 signed national letters of intent. Rhoads says in 21 years of coaching he’s never seen that high a success rate in signing the recruits they brought in.