Just signed, Lucas LeGrand! Welcome to #HawkNation! #GoHawks #Swarm2014 http://t.co/ocPaGKfFl6— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) February 5, 2014
Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
Weight: 260 pounds
247 Sports Composite Rating: 3-stars
Other Offers: Northern Colorado
Caring Is Creepy: Have a seat, Lucas LeGrand
LeGrand is a right tackle for Dubuque Senior. (Side note: apparently Dubuque Senior is Jay Berwanger's, the first ever Heisman Trophy winner, alma mater.) He's currently 6-5, 250 so has some room to grow, but shows some pretty good drive ad a little mobility in his film on Hudl. He also definitely finishes off his blocks in true Iowa style. At this time I'd peg him as an interior lineman, but with his height he could grow into a tackle.
Iowa whiffed on tackle so completely and thoroughly this cycle that LeGrand might be forced to the outside out of sheer necessity. He's certainly not going to be a left tackle in his current iteration, but we would have said the same of Brandon Scherff (for other reasons) four years ago. Let's just hope he finds the weight room the moment he hits campus, leave him in the incubator for a couple of seasons, and take another look in 2016-ish.