Stillmunkes considering his options

Blair Sanderson, Editor
Hawkeye Report

After impressing Iowa’s coaching staff at their camp over the summer, Wisconsin native Kordell Stillmunkes has been staying in close contact with the Hawkeyes. This past weekend, the versatile 5-foot-9, 180-pound senior from Cuba City High School visited for Iowa’s game against Illinois, and continues to feel like the Hawkeyes could be a good fit.

“I have been to Iowa for a few camps, a spring game, and then the visit this past weekend,” said Stillmunkes. “Every time that I was there, I just got a family like feeling and that everyone realized the team was bigger than the individual and for me, there is nothing more important than that.”

“Also the facilities, the strength of the medical program, and Iowa city being such a beautiful place itself are all huge attractions for me,” he continued.

Currently, Stillmunkes is considering Division II offers from Bemidji State and Minnesota-Duluth, but a walk-on opportunity at Iowa might be too good to pass up.

“I went to their camp this summer and ran a 4.41 forty, so that sparked the interest,” Stillmunkes said. “Since then, I have been in contact with Brian Ferentz a lot. They asked me last week if I was interested in a potential walk-on opportunity and that is where we are at as of now.”

“Them asking me to walk on reminds me that they think I have the potential to contribute to the program and that is a pretty cool feeling,” he continued. “I am definitely interested in it and Iowa is my top choice currently.”

Brian being the OC was talking more offensively with me but I am not sure. I have a pretty versatile skill set and I would play wherever they put me.

In high school, Stillmunkes stars on both sides of the ball for Cuba City, playing running back, wide receiver, and defensive back. Last year, as a junior, he finished the season with 1,555 yards rushing and 240 yards receiving with 26 touchdowns on offense and added 83 tackles, 9 TFL, and an interception on defense. This season, he is currently out of the lineup with a broken foot, but racked up 463 yards rushing, 95 yards receiving, 6 touchdowns, and 42 tackles in Cuba City’s first 4 games.

Projecting to the college level, Stillmunkes could play wide receiving, running back, cornerback, or safety, but right now Iowa is talking mostly about the offensive side of the ball.

“Brian Ferentz, being the offensive coordinator, was talking more about offense with me, but I have a pretty versatile skillset and would play wherever they put me,” said Stillmunkes.

A decision could come in the near future for the Class of 2018 prospect.

"Tim Polasek said that we will talk this week sometime, so we will see," Stillmunkes said. "In all honestly, I want to know very soon. I want to make a decision."

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