Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz looks on from the field during the second half against LSU Tigers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa football recruiting: Riley Reiff’s brother, Brady Reiff, commits to Hawkeyes


The Iowa Hawkeyes earned their eighth verbal commitment for the class of 2015 when 3-star weak-side defensive end Brady Reiff gave his pledge to the Hawkeyes.

Reiff joins a trio of 3-star offensive lineman in the Paulsen twins, Landan and Levi and Jacob Newborg, a pair of 3-star pro style quarterbacks in Jack Beneventi and Ryan Boyle, 3-star athlete Drew Cook and 3-star safety Jack Hockaday.

The 6’3, 215-pound Reiff is from Parkston, South Dakota and attends Parkston High School – 01.

Reiff is the brother of former Hawkeyes’ standout and current Detroit Lions’ offensive tackle Riley Reiff.

24/7 Sports offers a scout’s take on Reiff.

Reiff doesn’t have the size of his brother, who was 6-foot-6 300 pounds, but he does have all the intangibles you look for in an Iowa football player. I’d like to watch him a bit more before giving you a full scouting report, but he’s quick, athletic and aggressive as a defender. He’s a chippy player who will fight to stay off blocks, and he can make tackles in open space.

Reiff is ranked as the 49th-best weak-side defensive end prospect, the second-best overall prospect in the state of South Dakota and the 1,102nd-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

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