Lukas Van Ness, DE
Hometown: Barrington, IL, (Barrington)
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3
Iowa football gets another solid recruit from a border rival with the addition of this big ol’ d-lineman from outside Chicago.
Van Ness sets the edge as a big body and shows the ability to bum rush as well as he is to keep contain. He was often the largest player on the field and used his size well against lesser competition.
A redshirt is a likely path for Van Ness, regardless of what happens with AJ Epenesa. He has a pretty impressive offer list, including Air Force, Army, Illinois, Kansas State, Minnesota and basically every Ivy League school, which is just the type of player Kirk Ferentz likes to have in his facility.
Best of luck to Van Ness, and go Hawks!