IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa football team gained a commitment from a preferred walk-on punter on Thursday, but also lost a key offensive lineman recruit.
Kansas City high school senior punter Jackson Terry announced on Twitter that he has committed to Iowa. Terry is expected to join the program next fall as a preferred walk-on.
His announcement came several hours before 3-star offensive lineman Matt Farniok announced on Twitter that he has committed to Nebraska. Farniok, who is from Sioux Falls, S.D., had narrowed his choices to Nebraska, Iowa and Michigan State.
Farniok’s decision now shifts the focus to Detroit offensive lineman Alaric Jackson, who visited both Iowa and Iowa State this past weekend.
Iowa has at least 24 players committed to its 2016 class, although, the status of Omaha tight end Noah Fant appears fluid. He has been committed to Iowa since late August and took an official visit to Iowa City this past weekend.
However, Fant also plans to visit Minnesota this weekend and still is considering Nebraska.
North Carolina kicker Keith Duncan and Davenport Assumption defensive back Joe Argo also announced on Twitter this week that they have committed to Iowa’s 2016 class as preferred walk-ons.
The national signing period for football will begin next Wednesday. A verbal commitment isn’t official until a recruit signs a letter of intent.