Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis says redshirt sophomore Jay Scheel has made major strides as spring drills wind down. The former Union (LaPorte City) standout made the transition from quarterback to receiver and struggled through two injury plagued seasons.
“Jay has really taken a jump over the last three or four practices and has gotten himself into the mix where he can play a couple of different positions”, said Davis. “I think he is finally healthy for the first time and is playing with confidence.”
Scheel is making a bid for playing time in a receiving corps that lost Tevaun Smith and Jacob Hillyer off last year’s team that finished 12-0 in the regular season and Davis says he has demonstrated the ability to make big plays.
“He made a catch and run the other day that was really impressive and he made a nice catch today. He has come a long way and you can just see that when he goes out there now his head is not spinning and he is more relaxed and comfortable.”
The Hawkeyes close out spring drills with an open practice on Saturday.