Like many high school recruits, Kade McIntyre dreams of playing professionally. The Class of 2023 Nebraska Athlete is searching for a college to help him get there.
That’s one reason why Monday’s Iowa Football scholarship offer intrigued him. The Hawkeyes have a knack for graduating talent to the next level.
Linebacker coach Seth Wallace visited his Fremont (NE) Archbishop Bergan Catholic high school Monday. The Hawkeye assistant saw what he needed to see.
“I got my offer after he visited and on a phone call,” McIntyre told HF. “I was very excited and thankful.”
The versatile McIntyre projects at multiple positions on the college level. Wallace views him in his position group with a chance to achieve his dream.
“He said that I remind him of many of their linebackers and also the NFL talent they produce,” McIntyre said. “(Wallace) told me I’m the build they look for and would fit greatly in their program.”
McIntyre (6-4, 205) lined up at receiver and linebacker as a junior, earning first-team all-state honors on offense. He caught 37 passes for 873 yards and 14 touchdowns. He recorded 63.0 tackles (10.0 for loss) and 6.0 sacks, and recovered a fumble. He also returned nine punts for 156 yards and a score.
Minnesota will play host to McIntyre on an official visit beginning June 17. He’s looking to set up visits to Iowa, Kansas State and Wyoming.
He’s eager to learn more about the Hawkeyes.
“I’d just like to visit and see what they have going on around and in the area,” he said.
McIntyre visited Kansas State twice in April, Wyoming and North Dakota State in March, and Nebraska in January. The Huskers have not offered.
Koa McIntyre, Kade’s older brother, is a freshman safety at Wyoming.
Rivals ranks McIntyre as a three-star prospect.
Kade McIntyre intends to major in Business in college.