Another turned page on the calendar, another day closer to the (presumed) start of Hawkeye football. Today makes 30 days from kick-off, so we’re talking about No. 30, Quinn Schulte.
Quinn Schulte, Redshirt Freshman
Cedar Rapids, IA (Xavier)
6’1, 197 lbs
2020 Projection: Backup wide receiver, special teams contributor
Could Quinn Schulte be the next preferred walk-on phenomenon for the Iowa Hawkeyes?
I feel like I write that for every walk on, because I mean technically there’s always a chance, but Quinn Schulte feels different to me. Joining his brother, tight end Bryce Schulte, on the squad probably didn’t hurt his decision to come some-30 miles south to Iowa City from Cedar Rapids Xavier.
At Xavier, Schulte was a jack-of-all-trades, playing quarterback, wideout and defensive back before settling in as a wideout for the black and gold. His redshirt last season was probably smart for a few reasons, primarily so he could get as many reps as possible in focusing on wideout as possible. For that reason, it will probably be another year before he really sees playing time (particularly due to the strength of Iowa’s receivers in 2020), but I mean, who knows? It seems unlikely, but Schulte could use his quarterback experience to run some unique plays for the Hawkeyes, but then again, we’ve never seen that from Drew Cook, so it’s probably unlikely (but not impossible!) to see from Schulte.
Schulte seeing time in the weight room probably benefited him a lot as well. Not that he really needs to gain weight — he’s the same height and 10 pounds heavier than Ihmir Smith-Marsette, but more to develop his speed and maybe gain some more muscle.
Let’s take a look at his senior year tape:
Schulte definitely has some speed there, but it’s tough to tell how he will transition into being a full time wideout.
Time will tell!