Following reeling in a punter from Arizona Condition, the Iowa soccer method has absent back again to the transfer portal.
Iowa’s defensive line has been a supply of some consternation this offseason. What with Anthony Nelson fairly-astonishingly saying his intentions to enter the NFL draft, and given that we really don’t definitely know what is likely on with Daviyon Nixon, the Hawkeyes are hunting at replacing all four starters alongside the defensive line. (AJE was not a starter, nitpick all you want.)
And so, this morning, a guy who might be prepared to enjoy proper absent fell into Iowa’s lap.
Zach VanValkenburg, Michigan’s prep soccer player of the year in 2015, has used the very last two seasons at D-II Hillsdale Higher education in Michigan. The 6-4, 265-pounder will have two yrs of eligibility still left at Iowa, and can enjoy on the interior or exterior of the line—though it would take Iowa to set up some large Doyle-izing to consider and get this child on the interior in the around long run.
He was typically an edge rusher at Hillsdale, where he racked up 70 tackles, 14.5 for a loss, 8.5 sacks and forced 3 fumbles as a sophomore.
Iowa was not the only D-I staff to search at ZVV. Michigan Condition reportedly made available him, when Buffalo, Japanese Michigan, Toledo, UConn (lol) and Oregon Condition achieved out as effectively.
His spotlight reel from very last period is fairly impressive:
Welcome aboard, Zach VanValkenburg! We hope to see you make opposing quarterbacks cry in the around long run.