Kirk Ferentz and his Iowa program know how to develop mid-level talent by recruiting some of the most efficient players in the B1G.

Iowa is currently a big surprise in the recruiting top 25 for the 2023 recruiting class as 247Sports has them ranked 25th in the nation and 4th in the B1G.

“They love their process, they trust the process in terms of the guys they are bringing in around that program. I think they have done a really good job of the talent identification up front,” Andrew Ivins and Cooper Petagna of 247Sports highlight in a team evaluation.


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The Hawkeyes’ highest-rated prospect they have committed to the program is a five-star offensive tackle in Kadyn Proctor, who is the second-rated offensive tackle in the 2023 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite. Ivins and Petegna complemented Iowa’s ability to have high-level recruiting talent from the state of Iowa still in the state.