Iowa lands Class of 2013 athlete Boettger

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz landed yet another player for his 2013 recruiting class when he received a verbal commitment Sunday from Ike Boettger of Cedar Falls High School (Cedar Falls, Iowa).

Boettger, who quarterbacked his team to a state semifinal appearance last fall, will play tight end in Iowa City. At a recent prep camp at Kinnick Stadium, Boettger played quarterback one day and tight end the next. If he remains committed to the Hawkeyes the team is projected to have six tight ends on scholarship in 2013.

The Hawkeyes coaching staff believes the 6-5, 220-pounder has the athleticism and ability to play tight end at the next level. He hasn't played the position since his freshman year.

As a QB last year he threw for 750 yards with nine touchdowns against just one interception. Most of his quarterbacking duties consisted of handing off to running back Barkley Hill, who will join the Hawkeyes as a freshman this fall.

Boettger is Iowa’s 13th verbal commit for the Class of 2013. Since Thursday, three other prep stars have committed to Iowa: St. Louis wide receiver Derrick Mitchell Jr., St. Louis wide receiver Andre Harris and Ohio offensive lineman Sean Welsh.

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