Kirk Ferentz’s Iowa program picked up a huge addition in 3-star edge rusher Chima Chineke on Wednesday.

The Plano (East) High edge rusher chose Iowa over Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt. Chineke is 247Sports’ 40th-ranked edge rusher for the class of 2024, according to its composite rankings.

The 6-foot-5, 240 pound edge rusher is the 20th commitment to the Hawkeyes 2024 class. He is the first this cycle from the state of Texas.



Iowa has picked up 4 edge rusher commitments in this 2024 cycle. Chineke joins Drew Campbell from Cedar Falls (Iowa) High, Joseph Anderson- St. Louis (Mo.) Westminster Christian Academy and Phoenix (AZ.) Brophy Prep’s Devan Kennedy in this group.

This Iowa class has been mostly focused on adding talent to both the program’s offensive and defensive line groups. They have picked up 4 players for each side of the football.

Ferentz enters his 24th season as the head coach of the Hawkeyes. He has won the B1G twice in 2002 and 2004.

Iowa enters a season with much focus on the team improving their offensive production. However, turning out NFL players has not been a challenge in Iowa City.

The Hawkeyes open their 2023 season at home, with Utah State coming to Kinnick Stadium.

Here are his highlights from Hudl: