April 25, 2007

Hawkeyes land first in-state recruit

Iowa's first in-state recruit in the Class of 2008 is no surprise, as the head coach's son, James Ferentz, gave his verbal commitment to the Hawkeyes after receiving a scholarship offer earlier this month. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound Ferentz attends Iowa City High School, where he plays for head coach Dan Sabers.

As a junior, Ferentz played right tackle and defensive line for City High, who made the state playoffs and finished 8-3 on the season. With his father's expertise as a former NFL and college offensive line coach, along with an older brother, Brian, who played center at Iowa, OL seems like a natural fit for James, but he has been equally as dominant on defense during his high school career, according to Sabers.

Sabers, who has started Ferentz since his sophomore year, has no doubts as to where the linemen stands in his coaching history.

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