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Iowa, Iowa State and UNI on College Football Signing Day


It's signing day throughout the state and the country ----as college football programs restock their rosters.

The Iowa Hawkeyes signed 21 recruits-- the Iowa State Cyclones signed 25 and the UNI Panthers signed 23 players.@

Wednesday morning at Cedar Falls high school-- ten student athletes signed national letters of intent including nine football players.

Ike Boettger who is projected to play tightend signed to play football for the Iowa Hawkeyes after verbally committing to play for coach Kirk Ferentz in June.

Ike Boettger is one of just three instate recruits for the Hawkeyes.

The Hawkeyes signed 13 players on the offensive side of the football-- including 5 wide receivers and eight on the defensive side.

The 2013 Hawkeye recruiting class is ranked between eighth and eleventh in the Big 10--but Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz likes this class.

Kirk Ferentz said,  "we're obviously very pleased with the class I think for the most part we fit most of the needs that we felt were important and most importantly I think we found players who we feel are going to fit our program and that probably the secret of anything."

Ferentz also said,  "Ike Boettger is a guy who came to camp as a quarterback as a junior we asked him to what would you think about catching a few balls, he did that and did it pretty well and then we asked him to bring his shoulder pads to block and he got slaughtered but he did it with great effort and intensity."

The Iowa State Cyclones nabbed 25 players in the fifth class of the Paul Rhoads tenure in Ames.

13 players were signed for the cyclone defense and 12 more for the offensive side of the football.

Only three high school players from the state of Iowa signed to become Cyclones--but that includes the state's number one recruit offensive lineman Jake Campos of West Des Moines valley-- Rhoads is happy with this class.

The University of Northern Iowa football program added 23 student-athletes on National Signing Day, as announced today by Panther head coach Mark Farley.

The Panthers inked 13 in-state recruits. The Panthers also added six transfers to the roster as well.

UNI will open the 2013 season Aug. 31 at Iowa State.


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