His hiring hasn't been officially announced, but at least one Iowa football recruit was introduced to LeVar Woods as the Hawkeyes' new defensive line coach.
The introduction took place Sunday at Iowa's annual Junior Day, which attracted a number of potential recruits to Iowa City for a look inside the Hawkeyes program.
David Kenney, a junior at Pike High School in Indianapolis, told Rivals.com that he had an enjoyable visit to Iowa City and had the chance to meet Woods, a former Hawkeye and fourth-year administrative assistant on the Iowa staff.
"I had a chance to meet the new (defensive) line coach, so that was good," Kenney said. "His name is LeVar Woods and we really just made small talk."
Woods worked as the Hawkeyes' interim defensive line coach for Iowa's appearance in the Insight Bowl after Rick Kaczenski left the program in December to fill the same position at Nebraska.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, who also has vacant offensive and defensive coordinator positions on his staff, is expected to address the vacancies during a news conference Wednesday.
Woods started at outside linebacker for the Hawkeyes on the first two Ferentz-coached Iowa teams in 1999 and 2000.
He went on to spend seven seasons in the NFL, playing for Tennessee, Arizona, Chicago and Detroit before being named as the Hawkeyes' administrative assistant in September, 2008.
His duties have included assisting the coaching staff in compiling statistical information, gathering information on opponents and recruits and assisting in day-to-day operation of the football office.
A graduate of West Lyon High School in Inwood, Iowa, Woods had an expanded role in recruiting in addition to working with the line following Kaczenski's departure.