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The Iowa football program welcomed 21 signees to its recruiting Class of 2015.

Headlining the group was five offensive linemen, including Warren, Ohio, center James Daniels, and two in-state quarterbacks in Ryan Boyle (Dowling Catholic) and Drew Cook (Iowa City Regina).

Nine of the signees are from the state of Iowa, including twin brothers Landan and Levi Paulsen of Woodbury Central High School. Both are listed as four-star offensive-line prospects by Scout.com. Daniels is the only other four-star player in coach Kirk Ferentz's 17th recruiting class.

Here's a deeper look at the Hawkeyes' Class of 2015.

Ryan Boyle, QB, 6-2, 215

West Des Moines (Dowling Catholic HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 3 stars.

Quick facts: Amassed 7,609 yards of total offense and 97 touchdowns in his Dowling career, which ended with back-to-back state championships. ... Holds school bench-press record (360 pounds). ... Two-time Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year. ... Told the Register he's not planning to redshirt: "I'm coming to compete and get the job as a freshman."

Drew Cook, QB/ATH, 6-5, 220

Iowa City (Regina HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 2 stars.

Quick facts: Won back-to-back state championships as Regina's starting quarterback under his father, former Hawkeye and NFL Pro Bowl tight end Marv Cook. ... Responsible for 50 touchdowns as a senior, with 2,504 passing yards and 706 rushing. ... Went 13-for-13 for 177 yards in Class 1-A title game as a junior. ... Committed to Iowa on Feb. 27, 2014.

James Daniels, OL, 6-3, 290

Warren, Ohio (Harding HS)

Rivals: 4 stars. Scout: 4 stars.

Quick facts: The gem of Iowa's recruiting class, Daniels is already on campus and will be a part of spring practice. ... Ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the nation at center by Scout.com. ... The brother of current Hawkeye running back LeShun Daniels, Jr. ... Had scholarship offers from Michigan, Ohio State and many others. ... First-team All-Northeast Ohio as a junior and senior.

Adrian Falconer, WR, 6-1, 180

Leesburg, Fla. (Leesburg HS)

Rivals: 2 stars. Scout: 2 stars.

Quick facts: After the 11th-hour decommitment of Karan Higdon, Falconer becomes the lone Floridian in Iowa's Class of 2015. ... Had 53 catches for 951 yards, a 17.1-yard average, and seven TDs as a senior. ... Other top offers were from Marshall and Cincinnati.

Angelo Garbutt, LB, 6-2, 210

Carrollton, Texas (Hebron HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 3 stars.

Quick facts: Committed to the Hawkeyes on Tuesday over offers from Nebraska and others. Was originally committed to Oregon State before Mike Riley left to coach the Cornhuskers. ... Scout.com rates him as the 18th-best outside linebacker in Texas. ... Could be a candidate to compete for immediate playing time.

Eric Graham, RB, 5-9, 195

Prattville, Ala. (Autauga Academy)

Rivals: 2 stars. Scout: Not ranked.

Quick facts: Became Iowa's final commitment to the Class of 2015 Wednesday, signing a few hours after Florida RB Karan Higdon flipped to Michigan. ... Rushed for 33 touchdowns and more than 2,400 yards as a senior. ... Intends to major in nursing.

Jack Hockaday, LB, 6-1, 215

Forsyth, Ill. (Maroa-Forsyth HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 3 stars.

Quick facts: Four-year letterman played quarterback, receiver, linebacker and defensive back throughout his career and set an Illinois state record for total yards from scrimmage in a career (11,506). ... Rushed for 2,016 yards and 32 TDs while passing for 1,943 yards and 18 TDs in leading his team to the state title game as a senior. ... Ranked Illinois' No. 1 outside linebacker prospect by Scout.com.


Garret Jansen, DL, 6-2, 255

Pella (Pella HS)

Rivals: 2 stars. Scout: 2 stars.

Quick facts: A coach's dream. Pella coach Jay McKinstrey says of the elite all-state defensive lineman, "He may be the hardest worker we've ever had." ... Four-year starter helped the Dutch win a Class 3-A title as a senior, recording an impressive 251/2 tackles for loss. ... Other major scholarship offer was from Cincinnati.

Justin Jinning, LB, 6-1, 215

The Colony, Texas (The Colony HS)

Rivals: 2 stars. Scout: 3 stars.

Quick facts: Rated the state of Texas' No. 8 outside linebacker by Scout.com. ... Team captain as a senior, recorded 104 tackles (18 for losses) with six sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. ... A district champion in track in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles.

Anthony Nelson, DE, 6-7, 220

Waukee (Waukee HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 2 stars.

Quick facts: Originally committed to Iowa State, but flipped in early January to the Hawkeyes. ... Batted down nearly a dozen passes as senior and was the Register's Class 4-A Western Iowa defensive player of the year. "He's going to be a beast," Waukee coach Scott Carlson said. ... Nelson's father, Jeff, started on the Hawkeyes' defensive line in 1991 and 1992.

Jake Newborg, OL, 6-3, 280

Inwood (West Lyon HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 3 stars.

Quick facts: Became the first verbal commitment to the Class of 2015 on Aug. 31, 2013. ... A Register elite all-state pick helped team win state title in 2013 and finish runner-up in 2014 while posting a four-year record of 44-8. ... Recorded 10 sacks as a senior, but projects as an offensive lineman.

Emmanuel Ogwo, WR, 6-0, 170

Mesquite, Texas (Horn HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 2 stars.

Quick facts: Committed to Iowa in July on the recruitment of Bobby Kennedy. ... Caught 35 balls for 501 yards and four scores as a senior and averaged 30.0 yards on kickoff returns. ... Track star in the 400 meters. ... Also had offers from Rutgers and UNLV.

Michael Ojemudia, LB, 6-2, 190

Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison HS)

Rivals: 2 stars. Scout: 3 stars.

Quick facts: Rated by Scout.com as the No. 3 outside linebacker prospect in the state of Michigan. ... Recruited by Phil Parker, he chose the Hawkeyes over Indiana. ... Team posted 20-5 record in his final two years. Recorded a team-high 105 tackles as a senior with three interceptions.

Landan Paulsen, OL, 6-5, 290

Moville (Woodbury Central HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 4 stars.

Quick facts: Committed on March 2, along with twin brother Levi. ... A Register elite all-state selection as a senior and team captain his final three seasons. Woodbury Central went 10-2 reached the state quarterfinals in his senior year. ... Recorded 49 tackles (17 for losses) while playing defense but projects on the offensive line.

Levi Paulsen, OL, 6-5, 290

Moville (Woodbury Central HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 4 stars.

Quick facts: Like twin brother Landan, was an elite all-state pick by the Register and was first-team all-state as a sophomore. ... Recorded a staggering 28 tackles for loss as a senior. ... He and Landan share time as Woodbury Central's heavyweight in wrestling.

Brady Reiff, DE, 6-4, 235

Parkston, S.D. (Parkston HS)

Rivals: 2 stars. Scout: 3 stars.

Quick facts: Already enrolled and will participate in spring drills. ... Ranked the nation's No. 107 defensive end overall and No. 1 in South Dakota by Scout.com. ... Brother of former Hawkeye all-American OL Riley Reiff, now with the Detroit Lions. ... Played defensive end, linebacker, tight end and wide receiver in prep career.

Michael Slater, DE, 6-2, 265

St. Louis, Mo. (Parkway Central HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 3 stars.

Quick facts: Rated the state of Missouri's No. 2 defensive end by Scout.com. ... Iowa offered him a scholarship in June and was the front-runner all along. ... Four-year letterman at linebacker and running back, helping team to four-year record of 43-9. ... Had 47 tackles, 811 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior.

Jerminic Smith, WR, 6-1, 180

Garland, Texas (South Garland HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 3 stars.

Quick facts: Had a whopping senior year, catching 76 balls for 1,207 yards and 13 TDs. Scored 31 touchdowns with over 2,500 receiving yards in a three-year career. ... Rated the No. 118 overall wide receiver prospect nationally by Scout.com. ... Also had offers from Minnesota, TCU and Texas Tech.

Nate Vejvoda, TE, 6-5, 215

Homer Glen, Ill. (Providence Catholic HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 3 stars.

Quick facts: First-team all-conference in the Chicago Catholic League. Also handled long snaps. ... Recorded 44 catches for 638 yards and eight TDs as a senior. ... Recruited by Brian Ferentz. Originally committed to Miami (Ohio).

Brett Waechter, OL, 6-5, 275

Hartley (Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn HS)

Rivals: 3 stars. Scout: 2 stars.

Quick facts: Enrolled in classes and will join the team for spring practice. ... Recorded 41 tackles (with six sacks) as a senior. ... The No. 8 overall prospect in Iowa according to Rivals.com ended the recruiting process early by committing to the Hawkeyes in June.

Nick Wilson, LB, 6-2, 210

Granger (Dowling Catholic HS)

Rivals: 2 stars. Scout: 2 stars.

Quick facts: Flipped from Western Illinois commitment after receiving an offer from Iowa on Saturday. "This opportunity is my dream, and I had to take it," he said. ... Recorded 135 tackles with four interceptions and three fumble recoveries for Dowling's state championship team. ... Played safety at Dowling but will move to outside linebacker at Iowa.

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