Just signed, Keegan Render! Welcome to #HawkNation! #GoHawks #Swarm2014 http://t.co/fDZRWlUVeH— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) February 5, 2014
Hometown: Indianola, Iowa
247 Sports Composite Rating: 3-stars
Other Offers: Iowa State, Northern Illinois
Caring Is Creepy: Have a seat Keegan Render
Render's likely to redshirt -- linemen in general, and guards in particular, usually need a complete Chris Doyle rebuild before they see the field -- and become part of another Iowa-centric Hawkeye offensive line around 2016.
Iowa's not in particular need of interior linemen at the moment: Of fifteen returning offensive linemen on the roster, ten are exclusively set for the interior line and an eleventh, Andrew Donnal, is likely moving to tackle out of sheer necessity. Still, Iowa grows offensive linemen like Wisconsin grows slow basketball players, and so guys like Render are always going to make their way to Iowa City. He's destined to redshirt and probably won't get into the rotation until 2016 at the earliest, but guys like this occasionally come out of the woodwork for this staff.