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Scouts: Ekakitie brings versatility to Iowa

The Hawkeyes added lucky No. 13 to their 2012 class with a verbal from Faith Ekakitie (Lake Forest, Ill.). The four-star defender could offer some versatility in how he is used along Iowa’s defensive front though we feel he could likely settle in as “three-technique” in their 4-3 defense.

However deployed he is a prospect with good size and quickness off the ball. He needs to clean up his technique, but when he stays low and brings his hands he is a powerful kid who can be tough to block and try and move off the ball. With further development he could be a productive interior pass rusher.

Things have been a bit quiet for Iowa on the recruiting trail over the last two months or so, but they landed a nice pick-up now with a commitment from Ekakitie.