Iowa already has three commitments from in-state products in its 2023 recruiting class. Now, Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz and his staff have targeted another talented player from the Hawkeye State.
Kooper Ebel picked up an offer from the Hawkeyes. The 6-foot-3, 200 pound athlete is out of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School in Hartley, Iowa. Ebel is the tenth player from the state of Iowa to pick up an offer from the Hawkeyes in the 2023 class according to 247Sports’ offers list.
Ebel’s recruitment has really begun to pick up steam. According to 247Sports, Iowa became the seventh school to offer Ebel. The others are Iowa State, Illinois State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Vanderbilt. All of these schools have offered in the past three months.
South Dakota and South Dakota State were first on Feb. 4. Then, Illinois State and Northern Iowa offered on Feb. 10 and Feb. 26, respectively. Iowa State offered on March 26 and Vanderbilt offered on April 7.
The in-state commitments Iowa currently has in its 2023 class are Marion High School athlete Alex Mota, Iowa City High School linebacker Ben Kueter and Norwalk High School defensive lineman Maddux Borcherding-Johnson.
In the 2023 class, the Hawkeyes also have commitments from quarterback Marco Lainez III, defensive end and edge rusher Chase Brackney, offensive lineman Leighton Jones and defensive back John Nestor.
Iowa would love to add Ebel to its class. Here’s a look at what Ebel could bring to the table with a look at his Hudl highlights playing defense from his junior season at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School.
Kooper Ebel’s Recruiting Profile
Offered on April 16
South Dakota State
Blessed to have earned an offer from the University of Iowa! 🐤 pic.twitter.com/3qlhNMkI3B
— Kooper Ebel (@KooperEbel) April 17, 2022
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