Even though this year’s spring game was a complete stinker (even by Iowa’s standards) the event bore some fruit for the Iowa football team in the form of two commits over the weekend.
The first commit comes from Ezra Miller, who’s the first to align with Iowa’s class of 2019. A Holstein native, Miller is a four-star recruit and No. 1 prospect in the state according to 247.
Miller projects as an offensive lineman, and with a 6-6, 275-lb frame he’s really not all that far from filling out before he steps on campus, especially with two years of high school ball in front of him.
It’s tough to glean much of anything from a young guys offensive line tape, but he sure does look the part. I guess that’s why they’re called highlights.
Miller also had interest from Iowa State and Minnesota, but as an offensive lineman he made the smart choice with Iowa.
Iowa’s second commit came a day later, with Wisconsin running back Henry Geil.
THE WAIT IS OVER... I'm blessed beyond measure to be able to make this announcement ✨ pic.twitter.com/7uzOO2GT9T— Henry A. Geil (@HenryGeil6) April 23, 2017
Geil hails from Green Bay, and is the fourth commitment to the class of 2018. At 6-1, 200-lbs he already has good size for a running back. He also comes with a relatively impressive offer sheet, with Michigan State, Indiana and Western Michigan showing interest in Geil.
Geil is also an accomplished trackster, so that follows course for Iowa’s recruiting tendencies. A three-star prospect, Geil racked up 768 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior for Preble high, but one should expect those numbers to increase during his senior season.
His tape his pretty impressive, and I can see him becoming a LeShun Daniels-like power back for the Hawkeyes.
Welcome to Iowa City, fellas. We look forward to following you while on campus. Not literally, of course.