Western Dubuque athlete Grant Glausser commits to Iowa FB as preferred walk-on
Glausser rushed for state-record 263 yards in Class 4A state title game
By Alex Pruismann
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa football team is known for producing quality walk-ons and the 2024 preferred walk-on class has added another intriguing prospect as Western Dubuque athlete Grant Glausser announced his commitment to Iowa via “X”.
“I felt it was the best fit for me and was the best option to prove I can play at the next level.” Glausser said. “Kirk Ferentz is a great coach and has led the Hawkeyes to many winning seasons. I’m just glad to be a part of that tradition”.
Glausser excelled at running back where he was a first-team all-state pick and district MVP. He had 2,908 rushing yards this season to go along with 33 touchdowns. He also had 227 receiving yards and four more touchdowns catching the ball.
The 5-foot-11, 202-pound Glausser broke the Class 4A state title game rushing record this past season with 263 yards in a 40-21 loss to Council Bluffs Lewis Central. The record was previously held by former Bettendorf and Iowa Hawkeye great, Tavian Banks, with 250 yards.
Glausser said his college position is up in the air and he just wants help the team wherever he can. So, he is open to playing any position.
He had options to go play for multiple Division II schools, and another preferred walk-on opportunity at the University of Minnesota.
But the draw to be a part of a Kirk Ferentz led Hawkeye team was too good to pass up.
Kirk Ferentz is third all-time with 196 wins as a member of the Big Ten, and his current team is 10-2 and will face Michigan in the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday in Indianapolis.
Glausser joins the 2024 preferred walk class that also includes Iowa City High athlete Drew Larson, Rock Valley linebacker Graham Eben, Grundy Center defensive tackle Trent Cakerice, Kuemper Catholic tight end D.J Vonnahme and Waverly Shell-Rock tight end Cole Marsh.