Although most football followers had been concentrated on Super Bowl LIII, the Iowa football personnel was concentrated on recruiting. And while that could not occur as a significant surprise with the last signing working day for the recruiting class of 2019 coming up this 7 days, it could be a little bit of a surprise that the focus wasn’t just on the class of 2019.
In today’s higher education football, a personnel cannot at any time take a working day off and they can never search too much to the long term. So the Hawkeye coaches are presently putting in major operate on the class of 2020. Tonight, that operate paid out off with the fifth determination in the class as in-point out defensive stop Logan Jones declared he’ll sign up for the Hawkeyes.
Hailing from Lewis Central in Council Bluffs, Jones is a major time pickup together the defensive line. He has a lot of flexibility with a good body and furthermore pace at his sizing. As a junior, he’s presently 6’3” and north of 250 pounds. Which is extremely great sizing for a large university junior at defensive stop.
That sizing hasn’t restricted Jones’ pace or quickness. Very last year he racked up 8.5 sacks and a staggering 25.5 tackles for loss – practically half of his 59 full tackles. Some of all those arrived with Jones lined up within at defensive deal with, the place he reveals extremely great burst and a strong bull hurry.
The adaptability afforded the personnel with a player like Jones is invaluable. The class of 2020 presently had two other defensive ends prior to this determination with Illinois native Isaiah Bruce and Wisconsin native Michael Lois. But, as you are going to recall, Lois suffered a career-threatening harm past year. Although he’ll certainly be at Iowa and on scholarship, it remains to be seen how a great deal he can add soon after the neck harm. Jones offers the Hawkeyes solutions as he can participate in possibly outdoors or within, and likely even go to the offensive line.
In addition to the trio of defensive linemen, the Hawkeyes have presently gotten their quarterback in 2020 with Texas-native Deuce Hogan. They also reeled in a major time determination from in point out jogging back again Gavin Williams in January. Appear for the personnel to convert their total awareness to the class soon after signing working day for the 2019 team this 7 days.
Welcome aboard Logan Jones!