Luke Reth enjoyed multiple aspects of his Iowa Football visit this week. The Manchester (IA) West Delaware offensive lineman most appreciated feeling wanted.
“The hospitality of all the staff and coaches really stood out to me,” he told HF.
College interest in Reth (6-5, 255) is picking up. He reports scholarship offers from Eastern Michigan, Northern Iowa and South Dakota. Iowa, Iowa State and Nebraska are showing him interest.
Reth has visited Nebraska, Iowa, Northern Iowa and South Dakota. He’s been invited to junior days at Iowa State, North Dakota State, Northern Illinois and South Dakota State.
He found his first Iowa visit informative.
“I learned a lot about how they run practice by simply observing. I also learned a lot about how the offensive linemen work and what drills they do during practice,” he said.
Reth spoke with offensive line coach George Barnett and offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz during the stop.
“We mainly just talked football and what my thoughts were on how practice was going,” Reth said.
Reth focused on watching the offensive line work out.
“I feel I would fit well. A lot of their scheme reminds me of our team’s scheme,” he said.
Reth expects to be back on Iowa’s campus sometime later in the spring or during the summer. There’s more he’d like to find out about the program.
“I would like to learn a lot more about their weight program and also their nutritional side, like what they feed guys that they want to put weight on,” he said.
He’d also hopes to learn more about the academic offerings at Iowa.
“I would like to study Exercise Science/Physical Therapy,” he said.
The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) named Reth a first-team all-state offensive lineman in Class 3A after his junior season. He recorded 10 tackles for loss and four sacks as a defensive lineman. The Hawks finished the season 9-2 after falling to Solon in the state quarterfinals.