A highly-touted quarterback and an instate star expected to play receiver highlight Iowa's latest football recruiting class which features 18 players signed on Wednesday with one more expected to sign on Thursday.
Detroit-area quarterback Tyler Wiegers is considered among the nation's top pro-style passers. He'll join a crowded position group that also includes underclassmen C.J. Beathard and Nic Shimonek.
La Porte City's Jay Scheel, who will transition from quarterback to wideout, headlines the list of Iowa-based recruits announced Wednesday.
Running back C.J. Hilliard of Cincinnati will help the Hawkeyes replenish their depth in the backfield. Cedar Rapids Xavier defensive end Matt Nelson is perhaps the most notable signee on that side of the ball for Iowa, which finished ninth in scoring defense in 2013.
The Hawkeyes finished 8-5 last season and lost to LSU in the Outback Bowl.
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