College Football

Wisconsin offensive lineman picks the Hawkeyes

Iowa's 2018 class up to eight commitments

Balsam Lake (Wis.) O-lineman Cody Ince with Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz during Ince's recent visit to Iowa City.
Balsam Lake (Wis.) O-lineman Cody Ince with Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz during Ince's recent visit to Iowa City.

Wisconsin offensive lineman Cody Ince announced on Twitter late Sunday night that he plans to play football at the University of Iowa.

Ince, 6-5, 260-pounds, helped Balsam Lake (Wis.) Unity High School to a 6-4 record last season as an offensive and defensive lineman. Ince will be an O-lineman at Iowa, the second O-lineman for the Hawkeyes’ 2018 class.

“After giving it a lot of thought, weighing out all of the options, and processing all of the generous offers, I am excited to announce that I am 100 percent committed to continuing my academic and athletic career as an Iowa Hawkeye!!” Ince wrote on Twitter.

Rated a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com, Ince chose the Hawkeyes over scholarship offers from Minnesota, Maryland, Virginia, Purdue, Central Florida, Wyoming, New Mexico, Northern Illinois and Central Michigan.

The Wisconsin native is the eighth commitment for the Iowa coaching staff in the Class of 2018.

After announcing Sunday night, Ince went right to work Monday morning, attending a team camp, according to HawkeyeReport.com.

“The biggest factor was the family atmosphere down there and the small town feel,” Ince said on his decision. “Iowa City is very welcoming and is a great place.”

At 6-5, Ince could play either tackle or guard and likely will get looks at both.

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“They see me at both,” Ince told HawkeyeReport.com. “Their strength coach (Chris Doyle) sees me at several positions. It just depends on how I do.”

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