Tristan Wirfs (© AAG)

Signed: Iowa OL Tristan Wirfs

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COMMIT DATE: December 7, 2015

LEAD RECRUITER: Brian Ferentz/Reese Morgan

EVALUATION: Tristan is very light on his feet for a big guy. He's pretty naturally strong for a young kid too. I thought he really proved himself at The Opening and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl against good competition. I could see him being successful as a guard even but he could stay at tackle too. - Midwest Analyst Allen Trieu

RECRUITMENT: There wasn't a lot of fanfare or drama to Wirfs' recruitment either, much like Coons. He wrapped it up quickly as he gave his verbal pledge to Iowa less than a month after his junior season. He earned camp offers the summer before his junior year from both Iowa and Iowa State. With him committing way before any camps following his junior year and before junior day visits, he didn't net the offers he would have had he remained uncommitted. He knew what he wanted and that was to be a Hawkeye and nothing else was needed.

OUTLOOK: Like almost all offensive linemen that sign with Iowa, we anticipate that he'll redshirt his first year on campus. He does have a big body, is very powerful, naturally strong, and adds weight pretty easily so it won't take hardly any time to have a college-ready body. He'll just need to grasp the offense, refine technique, learn schemes, and continue to bulk up and get stronger. I think Wirfs could end up at a playing weight of 320 pounds and it wouldn't be too much. He's built to carry that kind of weight. He could fight for playing time soon after his redshirt year. He's going to contribute early on in his Iowa career, but like Allen Trieu, I also believe it could be on the interior. He can play tackle but I think he'd be most effective as a guard, and it could be Iowa's best lineup if Mark Kallenberger and Alaric Jackson have developed the way we think they will. 

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