Just when we think Kirk Ferentz’ Iowa football 2020 recruiting class is done, he keeps surprising us. This time, he added four-star tight end Luke Lachey.
The Iowa football team’s 2020 recruiting class is still sitting strong at 20th overall in the country and 4th best in the Big Ten after grabbing the four-star tight end, Luke Lachey.
The Columbus, Ohio native was ranked as the 12th best prospect in the state and the 14th best tight end in the country.
Lachey held offers from approximately two dozen schools, but surprisingly, Ohio State did not make him an offer. Instead, Iowa plucked him away from the likes of Michigan State, Minnesota, and Iowa State.
He made his official visit to Iowa City on June 21, just three days after visiting the Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing. This is a terrific get for Brian Ferentz and it will be interesting to see if he wants to utilize the 6-6, 220 as a true freshman. The tight end picture should be a bit more clear in a years’ time, but right now it’s a three-way battle between Shaun Beyer, Drew Cook, and Nate Wieting.
Out of these three guys, only Shaun Beyer is expected to have eligibility after the 2019 season leaving the second and third tight end spots open for next year. Lachey shows excellent agility on his game film and he’d make the perfect reliable target for Peyton Mansell, who figures to have a stronghold on the 2020 quarterback battle.
Lachey joins three-star tight end Elijah Yelverton in this stacked class, which should provide for solid depth going forward. This now puts the 2020 class at 22 members which should just about do it aside from one or two more recruits.
Hats off to Kirk Ferentz and his coaching staff for assembling one of his best-recruiting classes ever.