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Iowa Football Recruiting: Hawkeyes Land 4-Star 2021 OL Connor Colby

With Hawkeyes are hosting a major set of 2020 recruits this weekend, but a commitment in the class of 2021 may steal the spotlight.

The Hawkeyes kicked off their big 2020 recruiting weekend with a huge commitment in the class of 2021.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes are hosting more than 20 official visitors this weekend in the class of 2020. It’s one of the biggest recruiting weekends in program history.

With all the recruits in town, there’s plenty of anticipation building to see how many the staff can turn into commits. But before things really had a chance to ramp up for the weekend, the Iowa staff got some excellent news for the class of 2021.

That’s quite the way to kick off a big recruiting weekend.

Connor Colby is a major prospect in the class of 2020. He’s a local product hailing from Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, but his recruitment has blown up of late. Rated as a 4-star prospect by the major services, Colby has earned offers from the likes of Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa State and Missouri.

What did all those schools see in Colby? A massive frame at 6’6” and already 275 pounds as only a sophomore and loads of talent. He projects as a tackle at the collegiate level, but has played both inside and out, as well as on defense.

In pass protection, Colby has great feet and a long reach. He’s excellent at keeping his man in front of him. In the run game, he’s an absolute mauler. He has the athleticism to pull across the formation and the power to bulldoze anyone in front of him. The Hawkeyes have landed another in a long line of successful offensive linemen.

Colby is the second commit for Iowa in the class of 2021. He joins fellow offensive lineman Gennings Dunker from Illinois. The pair are an impressive start to the class and are sure to help attract talent at the skill positions.

Welcome aboard Connor Colby!

Connor Colby, OL

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA (Kennedy)
Height: 6’6”
Weight: 275
Stars: 247 Sports - 4 Rivals - 4