Hometown: Pella, Iowa
247 Sports Composite Rating: 3-star
Other Offers: Cincinnati (gray shirt), UNI
Caring Is Creepy: Have a Seat Garret Jansen
Friday night, Iowa lost out on four-star defensive tackle Darrion Daniels when he selected Oklahoma State on Tom Lemming's recruiting show on CBS Sports. It didn't take long for the staff to find their fallback. Jansen had committed to Cincinnati but de-committed this week and was looking at Northern Iowa. Cincinnati landed another DE commit this week and perhaps the situation changed there for Jansen. Iowa swooped in and nabbed their 8th commit from the state of Iowa.
COMPARABLE. Jansen is a tad short for defensive end and perhaps is better suited inside at tackle. He'll need to add weight and that could take a couple of seasons. Tyler Luebke is a guy that developed in the program and got his shot his senior year at defensive tackle.