One in a series of looks at the Iowa football program’s 2018 recruiting class, position by position:

The newcomer

Henry Geil, 6-1, 215, Green Bay, Wis. (Preble High School)

The details

HENRY GEIL: Was a first-team all-conference and all-region selection as a senior. … Rushed for 2,119 yards and 32 touchdowns during his high school career, the second-best totals in the history of the program at Preble High School. … Averaging 6.6 yards per carry, rushed for 1,335 yards and scored 17 touchdowns as a senior. … Ran for 784 yards and 14 scores as a junior. … As a receiver his sophomore season, recorded 12 catches for 195 yards. … Was a three-time varsity captain. … Lettered in baseball and track at Preble.

The walk ons

Turner Pallissard (FB), 6-1, 220, Frankfort, Ill. (Lincoln-Way East HS)

Connor Ruth (FB), 5-11, 215, Malcolm, Neb. (Seward HS)

Kordell Stillmunkes, 5-9, 180, Hazel Green, Wis. (Cuba City HS)

The thoughts

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on Henry Geil: “Henry came down in April, last spring, for the first time with his mom. Later on his dad came with him. We had a good fit. Just luck of the draw sometimes. At least we’re on the right guys.’’

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on signing just one running back in this class and Iowa’s depth at the position: “It’s fair to say that we may look at some of the guys we signed (at other positions) at running back. We have a couple in mind, (Tyrone) Tracy and (Samson) Evans both have the ability to run the football. We’ll figure that stuff out this summer. But I think we have some guys in this class. If we didn’t feel that way, we probably would have looked at taking another back. We considered that, but we felt we had the right guys.’’

Returning depth

Pinstripe Bowl starters: None

Pinstripe Bowl second team: FB Brady Ross, jr.

2017 signings

Kyshaun Bryan, 5-10, 210, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)

Ivory Kelly-Martin, 5-11, 195, Plainfield, Ill. (Oswego East HS)

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