Steve Ferentz knows what everyone expects him to do.
Like his older brothers Brian and James, the expectation is the City High senior will join his father, head coach Kirk Ferentz, for five years on the football team at the University of Iowa.
“Right now those are my plans,” Steve Ferentz said of walking on to Iowa. “But I’m still looking at a few other schools to keep my options open.”
Both Brian Ferentz and James Ferentz joined the Hawkeye recruiting classes as seniors after earning all-state honors as offensive linemen for City High.
Steve Ferentz (6-foot-1, 220 pounds) played tight end this fall and had four catches, not quite enough for all-state laurels. He is wrestling at 220 pounds this winter after wrestling at 189 last season.
“My mom calls me a slow bloomer,” Steve said. “I’ve just gradually gotten bigger, faster.”
Brian and James eventually became multi-year starters on the offensive line at Iowa. Steve said he thinks he might be able to follow in their footsteps.
“I think given time and training with Coach Doyle, I think I could do it,” Steve said. “It would take time, clearly. I’m not ready now, but hopefully, I will be some day.”
Steve said his family is open to whatever direction he decides on. He didn’t want to list the other schools he was looking at and didn’t have a timetable for a final decision.
“I’m keeping my options open,” Steve said. “I don’t talk to many people about it.”
TANN TO WALK ON: MetroSportsReport.com confirmed Tuesday that Cedar Rapids Washington safety David Tann accepted a preferred walk-on spot with the Hawkeyes.
Tann is 5-foot-10, 185 pounds and had 101 tackles last season for the Warriors, including 18 for loss and three interceptions.
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