Ike Boettger was one of two instate kids to commit to Iowa on June 24 (the other was Trevon Young). Boettger is a tight end from Cedar Falls. He is the type of player Iowa usually picks up later in the recruiting process (instate, no other offers, best athlete on team so plays quarterback, etc…), like in January, but this year has been wildly different and he got offered and committed in June.
Boettger led the Cedar Falls Tigers to an 11-2 season making it all the way to the state semi-finals. Sure, a lot of what he did was hand the ball off to incoming Iowa running back Barkley Hill, but he was also a decent QB. He went 58 of 95 passing for 750 yards, 9 TDs, and 1 INT.
His video is mostly of him throwing the ball, which isn’t super helpful in evaluating his ability to play tight end. The scouting services are also not helpful as only ESPN has him rated as a 2-star (Rivals, Scout, 247sports, ESPN). He does look very smooth in his dropback and running with the ball. And at 6-5, 220 he has the size for tight end. There are quite a few good looking TEs on Iowa’s roster right now and coming in with TE as a new position to Boettger he almost certainly redshirts.