Imming Walking On

Alex Imming has achieved a lot in his athletic career. The next step is to make it on the highest level of college football.

It's not like Alex Imming has no experience playing wide receiver.

"I played a little bit in the backyard during pick-up games," the 2012 Sioux City (Iowa) East High product said.

Imming is hoping to translate the drawing-plays-in-the-dirt success to making his mark on Saturday's in Kinnick Stadium. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound high school quarterback is coming to Iowa as a preferred walk-on.

"I went to camp there in the summer and have been talking to Coach (Reese) Morgan since then," Imming said. "I'm not sure if there was ever a scholarship possibility. We didn't talk about that.

"I was pretty happy when I got the chance to be a preferred walk-on, though. It's a great opportunity."

Although he hasn't been timed recently in the 40-yard dash, Imming estimates that he runs the race in about 4.6 seconds.

"(The Iowa Coaches) said they see a lot of potential in me," he said. "They figured that once I started to concentrate on one sport that the sky is the limit. I think they see an athlete that can play wide receiver."

Imming also plays basketball for the Raiders. His teammate, Adam Woodbury, is one of the top big men in the country and is committed to the Hawkeyes.

"He was really happy when I told him I was walking on there," Imming said. "We're pretty much best friends."

If things don't work out at wide receiver for Imming, the Iowa coaches said they might give him a look at safety.

"Wherever I play is OK with me," he said. "I just know that I don't want to be a walk-on my whole career there. I want to prove to everyone that I can be a scholarship player at Iowa."

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