Iowa football made waves in it’s 2021 recruiting class Monday afternoon by picking up 4-Star offensive tackle David Davidkov for the 2021 class.
— David Davidkov (@davidkov_d) April 27, 2020
LETS. GO. This is a hugeeee recruit to anchor the future offensive line. Davidkov comes from Winnetka, Illinois, and attends New Trier high school. According to 24/7 Sports, Davidkov is the 59th overall recruit in the country, the 9th offensive tackle, and second overall in Illinois. WHAT A GET!
Davidkov is listed at 6’6 295 and is described as having “muscle mass throughout his upper body with little bad weight”, which is a good combination for a young offensive line, especially once Doyle gets a summer with him. He moves well, has a big frame, and absolutely bullied defensive lineman all season on his film.
He has drawn a ton of comparisons to Brandon Scherff who if you haven’t heard (I’m sure you have considering he was one of the best offensive linemen in Iowa history) won the Outland Trophy, was the fifth overall pick in the NFL, a three-time pro-bowler. Pretty high praise for an eighteen-year-old recruit.
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Iowa has been busy solidifying it’s 2021 class already and Davidkov is a great anchor for the offensive line. Davidkov held offers from Michigan and Cincinnati, even turning down an offer from national powerhouse Ohio State but inevitably decided on Iowa.
Davidkov’s commitment gives the Hawkeyes their second 4-star offensive lineman of the 2021 class and paired with Connor Colby, Iowa’s offensive line future is in good hands. Davidkov is Iowa’s 12th commitment for the 2021 class that now ranks 3rd in the Big Ten and 6th(!!!!) nationally.
2021 Football Recruiting, as of now.
1. Ohio State
8. Miami (FL)
9. USC Trojans
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— Hawkeye Jason (@jasonkemp) April 28, 2020
The two big offensive line commitment shows what Iowa fans have been saying for years, Ferentz, Doyle and Polasek know how to develop lineman. Scherff, Wirfs, Alaric Jackson are just a few of the names. Iowa knows how to develop offensive lineman from raw prospects into NFL beasts.
Don’t be shocked if Davidkov makes an instant impact the second he walks on campus and certainly don’t be surprised if Roger Goodell calls his name on Day 1 of the NFL Draft in a couple of years.