Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz released a list of 19 high school players that signed on to become Hawkeyes and says it was a good year in Iowa for skill position players. Ferentz says we’re excited about the class and the caliber of football team, and says the heart and soul of the team has always come from this state.

Ferentz says it’s a compliment to the football in the state, as he says there’s always been good football and good coaching in the state.

One of those skill players is Sioux City Heelan running back Brandon Wegher. He set an Iowa single season rushing mark in leading the Crusaders to the class 3A state title and wants to help keep Iowa a winner. Wegher says there are a lot of key guys coming back and many good recruits.

Wegher says the main reason for choosing Iowa was the coaching staff and he was really impressed with Ferentz. He says Ferentz is a great guy and well respected.