As the Iowa Football program continues their summer push of unofficial visitors, camps and the upcoming recruiting tailgater, their efforts are beginning to pay off. At the end of a Father’s Day weekend that saw some big time prospects visit Iowa City, new offensive line coach, and former NDSU offensive coordinator, Tim Polasek teased Hawkeye fans with the insinuation that Iowa had added a new member to the class of 2018.
Big night for the Hawkeyes. Someone's father got the best Fathers Day gift ever!! #swarm2018 #bigathleteupfront pic.twitter.com/xokR7z4ctj— Tim Polasek (@CoachTimIowa) June 19, 2017
Luckily for Hawkeye fans, the wait wasn’t long. A few short hours later, Wisconsin offensive lineman Cody Ince pledged his commitment to Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Extremely blessed to say I am 100% Committed!!!! #GoHawks #Iowa #RISE#Swarm pic.twitter.com/MG73KJjdTL— Cody Ince (@cince_74) June 19, 2017
Ince is a 6’5” 260 lb lineman from Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. He’s a consensus 3-star prospect who held offers from Maryland, Minnesota, Purdue, Virginia, Central Florida, Wyoming, Northern Illinois, and Central Michigan, among others. According to the 247 Sports Composite rankings, Ince is the number 11 prospect in the state of Wisconsin and the 111th ranked offensive tackle in the country.
While Tim Polasek has only been with the Hawkeyes a few months, he seems to have bought in on what Iowa is looking for with recruits. Polasek is not only the OL coach, he also recruits the upper-midwest and helped Iowa land Ince.
Ince certainly has the frame, and from his video below, the motor, to fit in well with the Hawkeyes. I would expect him to put on a few pounds during his senior year of high school, then follow the path of so many Iowa linemen before him: redshirt a year and let Doyle get ahold of that body. He’ll emerge in year 3 or so in the program at 6’5” and up to around 300lbs and we’ll see where he fits in on the depth chart.
Ince’s commitment is the eighth in Iowa’s class of 2018. He’s the first offensive tackle, but second offensive lineman overall for the Hawkeyes, joining offensive guard Jeff Jenkins from Crystal Lake, IL. Ince is also the second commit from the state of Wisconsin, joining RB Henry Geil.
Welcome aboard to Cody Ince! The Hawkeyes got a good one.