Iowa is interested in Marion (IA) Linn-Mar sophomore Keaton Roscup. A former Hawkeye is interested in making him better so he can achieve his goal of playing Power 5 college football.
Marvin McNutt, Iowa’s all-time leading receiver and current receivers coach at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, trains Roskop. The Class of 2024 product plans on displaying what he’s learning during an important summer camp tour.
“I’m planning on showing my versatility on both offense and defense, as well as my combination of size, strength and speed,” Roskop told HF. “I would also like to show my footwork and quickness, as I have been working a lot with Marvin McNutt and Strength U to improve.”
Roskop (6-3, 210) has proven this spring that he’s a unique athlete while competing on the Lion track team. He qualified for last week’s Drake Relays in the shot put and discus, and also ran on the 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams.
“I believe it shows that I’m a well-rounded athlete who possesses both strength and speed. Plus the shot put and disc require complicated footwork. That all translates to potentially playing many positions on the field,” he said.
Colleges aren’t quite sure where he’ll end up on the next level. Depending on physical development and growth, he could be a tight end, defensive end, outside linebacker or something else. Time will tell.
High school sophomores have limited contact with college coaches and personnel. They can talk during campus visits and at camps.
Iowa played host to Roskop for a game last fall. He spoke with Hawkeye player personnel director, Scott Southmayd, about potential positions and opportunities to camp with the Hawkeyes.
“During my game day visit, I really loved the atmosphere inside of the stadium. You could feel the energy coming from the players and the fans,” Roskop said.
“I also really enjoyed getting to view the facility. The weight room is incredible. It was exciting getting to listen to Dallas Clark talk about his experience at Iowa and in the NFL.”
Hawkeye assistant defensive line coach Jay Niemann attended a Linn-Mar game last fall.
“I know it’s early but I’d like to think I’m on their radar,” Roskop said. “Hawkeye sports have always been a big part of my family, and I’ve always enjoyed watching the Iowa games.”
Roskop has visited Iowa State twice and other schools have been showing him interest.
“I had a great game day visit at Iowa State. My coaches have been in contact with Iowa State, North Dakota State, Missouri and South Dakota, with a few of them making stops at the school.”
Roskop has attended several showcase camps this year. He’s scheduled stops at the Lindenwood Mega Camp along with team camps at Iowa, Iowa State, Missouri, Northern Illinois and Northern Iowa this summer.
Roskop is interested in studying Sports Science and Physical Therapy in college but still is thinking about his major.
As a sophomore, Roskop recorded 31.0 tackles (25.0 solo, 5.0 for loss) and two sacks. He caught two passes for 27 yards for a playoff team.