By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa football team has made a good case for itself as “Tight End U” recently with the first-round selections of T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Hawkeyes now look to add to that tradition with a big recruiting event over the weekend, featuring, among others, 2020 three-star tight end Luke Lachey.
Lachey, a native of Grandview Heights, Ohio, will be visiting with several committed and uncommitted prospects from the 2020 class this weekend, including three-star tight end commit Elijah Yelverton.
The 6-foot-7, 220-pound Lachey will be taking his first visit to Iowa since receiving a scholarship offer early in May.
Lachey recently visited Michigan State and also has Power Five offers from Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Here is a list of Iowa’s weekend visitors compiled with the help of Rob Howe of Hawkeyenation.com.
Gavin Williams, RB, 6-0, 195, West Des Moines, Iowa
Deuce Hogan, QB, 6-4, 191, Grapevine, Texas
Michael Lois, DE, 6-4, 260, Elkhorn, Wisc.
Isaiah Bruce, DE, 6-2, 247, Lena, Ill.
Logan Jones, DE, 6-3, 252, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Ethan Burkett, LB, 6-3, 230, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Josh Volk, OL, 6-4, 306, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Elijah Yelverton, TE, 6-5, 235, Dallas, Texas
Leshon Williams, RB, 5-10, 205, Oak Lawn, Ill.
Yahya Black, DE, 6-5, 250, Marshall, Minn.
Luke Lachey, TE, 6-7, 220, Grandview Heights, Ohio
Jay Higgins, LB, 6-0, 209, Indianapolis, Ind.
Bryce Mostella, DL, 6-6, 230, Kentwood, Mich.
Deontae Craig, DL, 6-3, 225, Culver, Ind.
Aaron Witt, DL, 6-5, 230, Winona, Minn.
Brenden Deasfernandes, 6-1, 165, Belleville, Mich.
Reggie Bracy, DB, 6-0, 190, Mobile, Ala.
Kaevion Mack, WR, 6-2, 195, Peoria, Ill.
Diante Vines, WR, 6-1, 187, Watertown, Conn.
Omari Porter, DB, 6-1, 180, Auburn, Ala.
A.J. Lawson, DB, 6-2, 280, Decatur, Ill.