Henry Geil (Allen Trieu / Scout)

Analysis: Physical RB Henry Geil commits to Iowa

Green Bay (Wis.) Preble running back Henry Geil committed to Iowa, a school that is a good fit for his skill set. Scout breaks it down here.


Geil rushed for 768 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior. He was also a very productive return man during that season. It took him until later in the winter to begin receiving offers, but they started coming in with Iowa State, Syracuse and Iowa among the offers that came. Spring offers from schools like Michigan State came, but by that point, he had established a good relationship with Iowa who earned his commitment.

Scouting Report
At 6-foot-0, 206 pounds Geil is already built like a college back. He has clearly been in the weight room. He has good burst and can break longer runs. He is a straight ahead runner who does not run with much or any hesitation. He is a runner with good balance and does a nice job of finding his way through traffic. Runs a little upright, but shows balance and ability to break tackles. Has some shiftiness to him, but is not a purely elusive guy in the open field. He is more of a one cut and go back. He has shown good strength and pass protection skills. He has shown solid receiving skills at camps but we need to see more of him in that department.

Geil has a college-ready build and great intangibles. His north-south style should fit in well at Iowa and we think it was a great fit for both sides.

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