HOMETOWN: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Kennedy HS)
POSITION: Tight End
RANKING: Three-Star, #4 Player in Iowa, #10 TE in Midwest, #49 TE in Country
RECRUITING STORY: Beyer's recruitment did not pick up until the end. His offer sheet was full of FCS programs for most of his process so he jumped on the opportunity given to him by perennial powerhouse North Dakota State. Then the FBS schools began to poke around. And not just your ordinary FBS schools, but the Power 5 programs in the area. Iowa offered when he visited campus. The die-hard Iowa fan growing up couldn't turn that down and committed to the Hawkeyes on the spot. Nebraska and Iowa State entered the mix and tried their best to flip him but to no avail.
EVALUATION: He's a good all-around athlete who has excellent hand-eye coordination and ball skills. He can make catches in traffic and shows good body control and agility for a bigger framed kid. Beyer does not have a ton of experience as an in-line tight end, and adding weight and strength while improving his blocking are keys for the next level. He could also develop into a defensive end. - Scout Midwest Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu
Beyer adds to an excellent tight end crop for Iowa in this class. In many years he would be by far one of the more athletic players in the class but that's a tough feat this year when you also have to consider other recruits like Emmanuel Rugamba, Noah Fant, and Lance Billings. He's probably the more natural pass-catcher of the three tight ends and he hauls in everything thrown his way. He'll make big plays in the passing game but before he gets there he'll have to bulk up, add strength, and adapt to playing on the line of scrimmage. He hasn't been asked to block much yet while attached to the line of scrimmage. That will be a learning curve. I do not worry about the bulk and strength though as he has the frame to tack on the necessary weight needed. - Hawkeye Insider Publisher Derek Young