Iowa football extends scholarship offer to Iose Epenesa
Son of former Hawkeye Eppy Epenesa just finished eighth grade
By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Another Epenesa could be heading to Iowa City in the coming years to play football.
Iose Epenesa, who just finished eighth grade, received a scholarship offer from Iowa during a camp on Friday.
Today was a special day for me & my wife our youngest son iose attending Mega Football Camp at Lindenwood University & Defensive Line Coach for the University Of Iowa @CoachK_Bell OFFERED our son WOW! Thank you Coach Kirk Ferentz & @HawkeyeFootball for this amazing blessing🙏💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/K6tMDJTWBV
— Eppy Epenesa (@EEpenesa) June 4, 2021
Epenesa’s father, Eppy Epenesa, was a defensive lineman at Iowa under Hayden Fry in the 19990s, while older brother A.J. Epenesa was an All-America defensive lineman at Iowa and is currently a member of the Buffalo Bills and his other brother, Eric Epenesa, is a freshman linebacker at Iowa.
The 6-foot-3, 228-pound Iose Epenesa, who will be a freshman in high school this fall, is believed to be the first player in the 2025 class to have been offered a scholarship by Iowa.
According to Eppy Epenesa’s Twitter account, Minnesota also offered Iose Epenesa on Friday.
Iose also has an offer from Utah, according to Rivals.
A.J. Epenesa was a heralded recruit coming out of Edwardsville, Ill., in 2017, but he said his younger brother Iose has even more potential in football.
The Iowa coaches, obviously, are impressed with Iose Epenesa’s upside to have offered him a scholarship at such a young age.
College coaches are prohibited under NCAA rules from commenting publicly about a recruit until the recruit has signed a national letter of intent.
The earliest Iose Epenesa could sign a letter of intent is in his senior year of high school in Nov., 2024.