IOWA CITY - Iowa sprinted across the finish line of the 2017 football recruiting season today, adding the final two players to a 22-player class.
The Hawkeyes landed receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette of Newark, New Jersey and defensive end Daviyon Nixon of Kenosha, Wisconsin to a collection of recruits which included seven commitments in the final 72 hours.
"Our coaches did a tremendous job over the past two-and-a-half weeks of putting it all together," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said.
Smith-Marsette, a product of the Weequahic High School program which sent Akrum Wadley to Iowa, signed with the Hawkeyes after de-committing from Minnesota on Tuesday night.
Nixon was previously committed to Northern Illinois but reopened his recruitment in mid-January and took visits to Purdue and Iowa the past two weekends.
Smith is one of four receivers to sign with the Hawkeyes while Nixon is among three defensive linemen to sign with Iowa.
"We feel good about the distribution of scholarships and how it all worked out," Ferentz said.
Iowa's recruiting class includes Bettendorf offensive lineman Mark Kallenberger.
Ferentz said Iowa coaches benefitted from watching Kallenberger and instate offensive line recruit Tristan Wirfs of Mount Vernon work during summer camps.
"Both of them fit the profile of what we are looking for and getting a chance to watch them work was a good thing," Ferentz said. "We like everything about both of them and feel like they can play for us."
Both project as offensive tackles, Ferentz said.