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Iowa Football Recruiting: 3-star LB Jay Higgins Signs with Hawkeyes

Iowa adds to its linebacking corps


Jay Higgins, LB

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN (Brebeuf Jesuit Prep)
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 209
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3
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Despite a slightly undersized frame, Higgins fits the mold for a recent trend where the Iowa defense is stocking guys to fill a hybrid linebacker/safety role. Higgins’ speedy play gives Iowa that flexibility and could be an avenue to early playing time for Higgins.

And just because Higgins is small in stature doesn’t mean he wasn’t a force. Higgins made the all-state team according to the Indiana Coaches Association, and notched 151 tackles this season. He had a lengthy offer list, with basically the entire MAC, along with Air Force showing interest in Higgins. Wisconsin came in sniffing late during the cycle, but wasn’t able to get Higgins to defer.

Good luck to Jay Higgins on his Iowa future, and Go Hawks.