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Old 02-04-2015, 10:54 AM   #1
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Here are the names I've seen come through on signing day. Please feel free to add information or updates when possible. Links to any articles or videos would be appreciated, I will be updating those when I have time later. All names listed have signed LOI's or are enrolled in classes for the University of Northern Iowa.

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Trevor Allen, RB | 6'1 190 lbs | Waukee (Waukee HS) Hudl Rivals Twitter

Philip Arendt, OL | 6'2 275 lbs | Iowa City (IC Regina) Hudl Article

Dewayne Collins, QB | 6'2 185 lbs | Chicago, IL (Wendell Phillips Academy) Hudl Rivals Article

Dalton Demos, QB | 6'6 210 lbs | St. Louis, MO (Coastal Carolina and Hutchinson CC transfer) Hudl Rivals Enrolled in classes

Aaron Graham, RB | 6'1 185 lbs | Oak Grove, MO (Oak Grove HS) Highlights NCSA Twitter

Michael Holtzbauer, OL | 6'4 285 lbs | Ames (Ames HS) Hudl

Savon Huggins****, RB | 5'11 203 lbs | Jackson, NJ (Rutgers transfer) Rivals Article Enrolled in classes

Jaylin James, WR | 6'4 175 lbs | Des Moines (East HS) Hudl Article

Ryan Moser, OL | 6'5 290 lbs | Guttenburg (Clayton-Ridge HS) Hudl Rivals

Taylor Otterstatter, TE | 6'6 240 lbs | Mayer, MN (Mayer Lutheran) Hudl Twitter

Byron Rich Jr.***, OL | 6'4 305 lbs | Mobile, AL (Fort Scott CC) Hudl Rivals Enrolled in classes

Chris Schleuger, OL | 6'3 285 lbs | Wesley (Iowa Western CC) Hudl Rivals Enrolled in classes

Jackson Scott-Brown, OL | 6'5 290 lbs | Council Bluffs (St. Albert) Hudl

Cal Twait, OL | 6'7 286 lbs | Manson (Manson-Northwest Webster) Hudl Rivals Twitter Article


DEFENSE

Hezekiah Applegate, DL | 6'3 259 lbs | Johnston (Johnston HS) Hudl Rivals Article

Jesse Cardenas, LB | 6'2 220 lbs | Lakeville, MN (Lakeville North HS) Hudl Rivals Article

Tyler Eads, S | 6'1 204 lbs | Iowa City (West HS) Hudl Rivals Article

Brandon Napoleon***, DB | 5'11 185 lbs | Rahway, NJ (West Virginia transfer) Hudl Rivals Enrolled in classes

D.J. Singleton***, DB | 6'3 205 lbs | Union, NJ (Nebraska transfer) Hudl Rivals Enrolled in classes

Seth Thomas**, DE | 6'6 235 lbs | Overland Park, KS (Blue Valley Southwest) Hudl Rivals


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Jacob Adam, K | 5'11 160 lbs | Iowa City (IC Regina) Hudl Article
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Jarvis Holley | 6'0 185 lbs | Lawerenceville, GA (Iowa Centrall Transfer; Archer HS) Hudl Rivals

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Old 02-04-2015, 10:59 AM   #2
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UNI website has all the info here: http://www.unipanthers.com/ViewArtic...B_OEM_ID=26200

I started a thread in the football forum with more info on each player.
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Interesting that Applegate from Johnston signed with us. I know he visited Iowa, and assume Iowa State took a serious look as well. He made plays in high school. I watched their playoff game against Valley, and he was easily the player who stood out most on their defense.
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Interesting that Applegate from Johnston signed with us. I know he visited Iowa, and assume Iowa State took a serious look as well. He made plays in high school. I watched their playoff game against Valley, and he was easily the player who stood out most on their defense.
Yep, he's quite the stud. Really excited to have him aboard
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:28 AM   #5
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Updated for Jaylin James.
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Saw on Twitter Seth Thomas of Blue Valley Southwest has comitted to UNI today. His signing is not showing but there are a bunch of congrats being given to him on Twitter. He looks to be a huge DE. 6'6" 235. Is showing as a 2* on Rivals. on film he looks pretty good!

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Haven't heard from Ricky Grimes of North Scott either. It's possible that they have school ceremonies later and will fax it afterwards. It's technically still morning, plenty of time.
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Saw on Twitter Seth Thomas of Blue Valley Southwest has comitted to UNI today. His signing is not showing but there are a bunch of congrats being given to him on Twitter. He looks to be a huge DE. 6'6" 235. Is showing as a 2* on Rivals. on film he looks pretty good!

https://twitter.com/shelbs_thomas/st...846913/photo/1
Put him in. Sounds like a monster. We'll have beat out Illinois St, South Dakota, Missouri St (all offered) and a couple of P5 schools (not sure of any offers) for him.
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after watching his film, put some meat on Thomas and wow...he could be realllllly good.
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Michael Holtzbauer has been added
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Saw on Twitter Seth Thomas of Blue Valley Southwest has comitted to UNI today. His signing is not showing but there are a bunch of congrats being given to him on Twitter. He looks to be a huge DE. 6'6" 235. Is showing as a 2* on Rivals. on film he looks pretty good!

https://twitter.com/shelbs_thomas/st...846913/photo/1
They just received his commitment
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Ricky Grimes a PWO

PWO usually do not show up on signing day lists, if I remember correctly.

http://qctimes.com/sports/high-schoo...medium=twitter

Hopefully we get his confirmation later. Welcome to UNI Ricky!
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If you go to the Register home page there is an article that says "signing with Iowa is dream come true for Cook." and has a picture of a kid in a UNI tee shirt. Im so confused...
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Jacob Adam, come on down!
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If you go to the Register home page there is an article that says "signing with Iowa is dream come true for Cook." and has a picture of a kid in a UNI tee shirt. Im so confused...
I noticed that too. From the caption it looks like Cook is on the left. Then Jacob Adam (kicker that signed with UNI) is the kid in the UNI shirt.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/sto...cook/22855523/
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I noticed that too. From the caption it looks like Cook is on the left. Then Jacob Adam (kicker that signed with UNI) is the kid in the UNI shirt.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/sto...cook/22855523/
And on the right is Arndt, who also committed to UNI. (In the middle is another Regina kid who committed to NDSU, so obviously he's dead to us now.)
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It's a big day for Iowa. They finally got one of their legacy kids to play for them instead of UNI.
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It's a big day for Iowa. They finally got one of their legacy kids to play for them instead of UNI.
I love it.

As for our recruits...agree with the excitement on the Applegate kid from Johnston.

DT are really hard to find at this level. And it looks like we got one who's got the combination of size and athleticism it takes to be really good.

Looks like a kid who could red-shirt and then play a lot as a RS Freshman. A nice complement to Preston Woods and Adam Reth who will be lining up in the middle for the next 3 yrs.
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Putting two and two together, a good guess says the Chicago QB and the new OC coming here simultaneously wasn't pure coincidence. He sounds like the dual threat type that would do well in a no huddle, spread the field attack.
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Looks like we got a late recruit. Tyler Eads inks with UNI last moment

http://www.press-citizen.com/story/s...ting/22899589/
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Partially updated
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I love it.

As for our recruits...agree with the excitement on the Applegate kid from Johnston.

DT are really hard to find at this level. And it looks like we got one who's got the combination of size and athleticism it takes to be really good.

Looks like a kid who could red-shirt and then play a lot as a RS Freshman. A nice complement to Preston Woods and Adam Reth who will be lining up in the middle for the next 3 yrs.
Don't forget Ales and McNeil (coming back from injury) and I am pretty sure there were a couple guys who were redshirt DL last year who the coaching staff is really excited about. Also I think as long as Paup is coaching the DL it will be a position of strength for UNI.
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Don't forget Ales and McNeil (coming back from injury) and I am pretty sure there were a couple guys who were redshirt DL last year who the coaching staff is really excited about. Also I think as long as Paup is coaching the DL it will be a position of strength for UNI.
How could you turn down the opportunity to play for a former NFL DMVP? Seriously! With a small handful of programs, I don't understand how anyone could turn down the opportunity to learn from Coach Paup.
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McNeil was a senior I don't think that he is coming back, played in too many games to redshirt.
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Coach Farley said last year that he was only a Jr and would be coming back.
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Coach Farley said last year that he was only a Jr and would be coming back.
This is correct. His eligibility still gives him a year.

Also all offensive players are updated to the furthest extent of my knowledge
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Any scoop on who the coaches expect may see some snaps next year as true FR?

Also, the transfers are an exciting group. The New Jersey prep school they all attended sounds like a power, and produces a lot of D1 recruits. There's some damn good players produced by that state, so establishing even a mini-pipeline would be a good thing.
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Everyone should be updated and accounted for, besides any walk-ons
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Any scoop on who the coaches expect may see some snaps next year as true FR?

Also, the transfers are an exciting group. The New Jersey prep school they all attended sounds like a power, and produces a lot of D1 recruits. There's some damn good players produced by that state, so establishing even a mini-pipeline would be a good thing.
I'm really intrigued by that trio. You have to imagine we got a hold of one of them and they helped us snag his two buddies who weren't happy with their situation. I know Singleton was stuck behind people at Nebraska so I'd say he's the most likely original link and he helped us get Huggins and Napoleon.

Supposedly Twait and a number of other OL guys could play right away if they impress enough. He mentioned in his article that they are giving him every opportunity to play/start as a freshman. Otherwise he will redshirt and likely fill in the next year.
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I'm really intrigued by that trio. You have to imagine we got a hold of one of them and they helped us snag his two buddies who weren't happy with their situation. I know Singleton was stuck behind people at Nebraska so I'd say he's the most likely original link and he helped us get Huggins and Napoleon.

Supposedly Twait and a number of other OL guys could play right away if they impress enough. He mentioned in his article that they are giving him every opportunity to play/start as a freshman. Otherwise he will redshirt and likely fill in the next year.
Agreed, Panther-State. If the other transfer from WV is good enough to see the field at CB (even just on certain downs), then I'm guessing Farley will take Deondre Hall and move him to more of a hybrid Safety/OLB position. Jamar Thompson played that his senior year, and you automatically increase your overall defensive speed, assuming the player is versatile enough to play both the run and coverage very well. Singleton has the size to fill that role too, but I don't know enough about him to speculate. Hall, IMO, could be play that position.
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Liking this class a lot! And with a new offense / OC I actually feel about as jacked up for football season as is possible for it only being February and having a great basketball team that is rolling at 21 - 2. That was rambling, but point is, I'm excited again!
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Liking this class a lot! And with a new offense / OC I actually feel about as jacked up for football season as is possible for it only being February and having a great basketball team that is rolling at 21 - 2. That was rambling, but point is, I'm excited again!
I'm already getting excited about next season too. Schedule will be brutal but we have the pieces to be an exciting team.
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I'm already getting excited about next season too. Schedule will be brutal but we have the pieces to be an exciting team.
Just to level set, the year after next may be more realistic. Could certainly be good this coming season, but if they truly are implementing a new offense, that could take a while for everyone to gel. It may also require some skill players who either aren't on campus, or still pretty young. The replacements at LB, DT, and Safety will be key, since the defense may have to carry the team for a while.
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The replacements at LB, DT, and Safety will be key, since the defense may have to carry the team for a while.
Well, the defense has been carrying the team for over a decade already, so shouldn't be a big adjustment.

The exciting part is maybe we are going to attempt to field an offense that can start to pull it's weight.
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Do you think UNI signed the Eads kid to play S or WR? I know he played both in HS.

And we are a little think at WR. Especially with the offense we're looking to run.
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