Hometown: New Lenox
247 Sports Composite Rating: 3-star
Other Offers: All of the MAC
Caring Is Creepy: Have a Seat Nat Vejvoda
Vejvoda had been on Iowa's radar for quite some time -- according to 247's reports, he had attended Iowa's summer camps for the last two summers -- and did not receive an offer until the Hawkeyes had struck out on a number of other tight end recruits. There's no doubt he's a project, and the chances of him contributing in the near future look small. Except for unique talents like Jake Duzey, most Iowa tight ends break through as blockers first, and Vejvoda will need some serious work if he is to become a capable blocker at this level.
COMPARABLE. Vint already mentioned Jake Duzey and that nails it. Vejvoda was more of a wide receiver than a power blocking tight end in high school, just like Duzey. He'll have time to add some weight and can start his career running wheel routes as a red-shirt freshman.